‘Modernize and Die’? German social democracy and the electoral consequences of the Agenda 2010

  title={‘Modernize and Die’? German social democracy and the electoral consequences of the Agenda 2010},
  author={Hanna Schwander and Philip Manow},
  journal={Socio-economic Review},
We address the electoral consequences of profound welfare state reforms taking the German Agenda 2010 as an exemplary case. The Agenda is usually perceived as having developed into an electoral disaster for the German Social Democrats (SPD). In this article, we focus on the electoral reactions of directly affected labor market groups in four elections from 1998 to 2009. We combine detailed meso-level information on the regional socioeconomic structure with official elections results. Our… Expand

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