Social Democratic Parties in the European Union

History, Organization, Policies

  • Robert Ladrech
  • Philippe Marlière

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Philippe Marlière
    Pages 1-15
  3. Kurt Richard Luther
    Pages 16-29
  4. Pascal Delwit
    Pages 30-42
  5. Lars Bille
    Pages 43-55
  6. Jan Sundberg
    Pages 56-63
  7. Robert Ladrech, Philippe Marlière
    Pages 64-78
  8. Johan Jeroen De Deken
    Pages 79-94
  9. Paul Webb
    Pages 95-109
  10. Gerassimos Moschonas
    Pages 110-122
  11. Michael Holmes
    Pages 123-132
  12. Stefano Guzzini
    Pages 133-147
  13. John Fitzmaurice
    Pages 148-154
  14. Kees van Kersbergen
    Pages 155-165
  15. José Magone
    Pages 166-175
  16. Paul Kennedy
    Pages 176-188
  17. Nicholas Aylott
    Pages 189-203
  18. Simon Hix
    Pages 204-217
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 223-234

About this book


This book offers a concise and accessible coverage of the historical background, the organization and policies of the fifteen social democratic parties in the European Union with a focus on the 1945-1990s period. It combines an updated study of the evolution of each party's ideology, sociology and policies, with attention also to the impact of European integration on the fortunes of social democratic forces. The book can be used as a reference text by academics, students and political practitioners and contains contact details and important reference information for each party.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Ladrech
    • 1
  • Philippe Marlière
    • 2
  1. 1.University of KeeleStaffordshireEngland
  2. 2.University CollegeLondon

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