Social democracy in the age of austerity and resistance: the radical potential of democratising capital

Guinan, Joe
October 2012
Renewal (0968252X);2012, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p9
Academic Journal
In this article, the author discusses the crisis facing all the main social democratic parties in Europe. The author mentions that the deep disruption of capital accumulation as a consequence of the crisis in global financial markets unleashed in 2008 is cited as the current crisis that social democrats have to deal with. The article also discusses how social democrats in European countries like Ireland, the Netherlands, and Germany are positioning themselves as the left wing of austerity.


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