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28/09/2022

How European and global social democracy can steer a course through the crises.

With the war in Ukraine, the cost-of-living crisis, the lingering pandemic and the onrushing threat of climate change, a bewildering array of transnational political challenges present themselves. Can social democrats articulate convincing solutions to these challenges, behind which progressives can rally, in Europe and globally?

The FEPS-FES publication ‘Towards a social democratic century? How European and global social democracy can steer a course through the crises’ gathers interviews and chapters contributed by political thinkers and practitioners, and presents a rich repertoire of ideas and proposals which offer some reasons to hope for better times ahead.

You can also watch the interviews with the authors of the book on this link.

Editors: Katharina Hofmann, Ania Skrzypek and Robin Wilson

The authors:

• PORTUGAL: REAL ACHIEVEMENTS Isabel Estrada Carvalhais
• RECOVERY AND REFORM IN SPAIN Jonás Fernández
• HARD LABOUR IN HOLLAND Catherine de Vries
• SWEDEN’S LOST SOCIAL-DEMOCRATIC MOORINGS Jenny Andersson
• GERMANY: STEERING TRANSFORMATION Max Ostermayer
• UNITED STATES: POLITICAL GRIDLOCK Sheri Berman
• ITALY: (STILL) NOT FOLLOWING RUSSIA’S CUE Nathalie Tocci
• FRANCE: A PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES? Bruno Cautrès
• BREXIT AND BRITISH LABOUR Patrick Diamond
• POLAND: STRUGGLING FOR A HEARING Anna Pacześniak
• HUNGARY’S SOCIALISTS: THE SCARS OF REGIME CHANGE András Bíró-Nagy
• COLOMBIA, THROUGH A GENDER LENS Juliana Hernandez
• SOCIAL DEMOCRACY AND PUBLIC-POLICY REFORM Dimitris Tsarouhas
• A SOCIAL-DEMOCRATIC ZEITGEIST IN EUROPE? Ania Skrzypek
• EMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR POLICIES Sotiria Theodoropoulou
• EU INVESTMENT FOR JOBS AND PROSPERITY László Andor
• REFRAMING CULTURAL POLICY Mafalda Dâmaso
• SECURITY AND DEFENCE: PRINCIPLED PRAGMATISM Christos Katsioulis
• LEADERSHIP FOR TRANSFORMATION Felix Butzlaff
• POLITICAL PARTIES AND DIGITAL CAMPAIGNING Eric Sundström

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