After Social Democracy:

  title={After Social Democracy:},
  author={David Burchell},
  journal={The Age of Social Democracy},
  • D. Burchell
  • Published 8 June 2021
  • Political Science
  • The Age of Social Democracy
he 80s was a graveyard of doctrines. Not just Soviet-style socialism, but also the whole idea of a 'system change', of a successor to capitalism waiting to be born, finally passed away, as its death notice might put it, 'after a long illness'. In this era of shattered utopias and a generalised scaling-down of expectations, social democracy, it seems, is one of the few among the major politi­ cal ideologies to retain at least a semblance of its credibility. 
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