Two extraordinarily different elections occurred last week in Europe. The first, of course, was the 2017 UK general election, which was nothing short of historic. The second, was the French parliamentary elections in the wake of what appeared to be an equally historic presidential election earlier in May. Despite what appears to be a similar … More A Tale of Two Elections
What happened to social democratic parties in Europe? And what is coming to take their place? Source: The strange death of social democracy in Europe | openDemocracy
Morning Star :: Swedish government reveals progressive budget.
Free-market era in Sweden swept away as feminists and greens plot new path | World news | The Observer. For a man who is a near-certainty to become Sweden‘s prime minister after today’s general election, Stefan Löfven has had a miserable campaign. In his latest misstep, Löfven, a burly union leader, was accused last week … More Free-market era in Sweden swept away as feminists and greens plot new path | World news | The Observer
Financialization and the Collapse of European Social Democracy – Costas Lapavitsas on Reality Asserts Itself 7/8.
The Economics Of Social Democracy – Social Europe Journal. By John Weeks In a recent article in the Social Europe Journal Shayn McCallum develops in some detail his interpretation of the “political economy” of social democracy. Central to his approach is the work of Karl Polanyi, and specially the famous Chapter 6 of The Great Transformation, “The Self-regulating … More The Economics Of Social Democracy – Social Europe Journal
The Norwegian National Election: Europe’s Most Leftist Government Defeated by Right-Wing Coalition | The Bullet No. 883. The red-green coalition government in Norway, whose political platform when it took power in 2005 was called the most progressive in Europe, experienced a bitter defeat in the country’s parliamentary election on 9 September. A coalition of four … More The Norwegian National Election: Europe’s Most Leftist Government Defeated by Right-Wing Coalition | The Bullet No. 883