The Future of European Social Democracy

Building the Good Society

  • Henning Meyer
  • Jonathan Rutherford

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Henning Meyer, Jonathan Rutherford
      Pages 3-9
  3. Social Democracy in Europe

  4. A New Political Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Sebastian Dullien, Hansjörg Herr, Christian Kellermann
      Pages 57-73
  5. Re-Framing Social Democracy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Elisabeth Wehling, George Lakoff
      Pages 93-106
    3. Dimitris Tsarouhas
      Pages 107-119
  6. Political Futures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Jonathan Rutherford
      Pages 137-151
    3. Jenny Andersson
      Pages 166-176
  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Henning Meyer, Jonathan Rutherford
      Pages 195-197
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 198-235

About this book


European social democracy is in crisis. In the last decade it has ceased to be about either society or democracy. The authors explore its values, how it can be revived and what kind of political economy it requires to thrive. This book includes a foreword by the two leaders of the 'Building the Good Society' project, Andrea Nahles and Jon Cruddas.


capitalism Communitarianism democracy economy Europe policy political economy politics Zivilgesellschaft

Editors and affiliations

  • Henning Meyer
    • 1
  • Jonathan Rutherford
    • 2
  1. 1.Government DepartmentLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceUK
  2. 2.Department of MediaMiddlesex UniversityUK

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