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Rebuilding social democracy : Core principles for the centre left.

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Subject: Socialism > Great Britain.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781447333180
  • ISBN: 1447333187
  • ISBN: 9781447333203
  • ISBN: 1447333209
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (170 pages)
  • Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2016.

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Formatted Contents Note: REBUILDING SOCIAL DEMOCRACY; Contents; Contributors; Foreword: rediscovering confidence and soul; From consensus to financial crisis; Reviving the role of the state; Europe: refugees and austerity; Growth is the key; Mixed progress in a mixed economy ; Introduction1; Structure of the book; The Social Democrat Philosophy Group; 1. Political economy; Ideology and economic policy; Varieties of capitalism; The politics of austerity; Towards a new model of political economy; Conclusion; Three; 3. Welfare; Where it went wrong: conditionality and means-testing; The case for universalism.
A universal basic income (UBI)The case for a UBI; Dealing with problems in making the case for a UBI; A new future for welfare; 4. Public services; Public services and the state; Thatcherism, neoliberalism and the public services; New Labour: ends and means of public services; The contemporary Conservative Party and 'the contracting state'; Freedom as an end of welfare and public services; Public services, equality and other values; The means to good public services; Conclusions; 5. Social cohesion; Immigration; 'Englishness' and the constitutional future of the United Kingdom; Conclusion.
6. Civil libertiesCivil liberties and British social democracy; The contemporary socialist case for civil liberties; A better balance between liberty and security; A clear framework of rights and responsibilities; A defence of our economic and social rights; Conclusion; 7. Citizenship and the constitution; Citizenship and the constitution; Constitutional reform since 1997; What went wrong?; Radical political reform; Labour citizens; A citizens' convention; Conclusion; 8. Internationalism; Labour's internationalism since 1997; Labour's global view in practice; Conclusion; 9. Conclusion; Index.
Summary: Reclaiming Social Democracy is the first major reappraisal of social democracy on the centre-left since election of Jeremy Corbyn. With a foreword by Lord Hain, it examines its foundational principles and identifies the values needed to find a route back to political credibility for Labour.
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