Social Democrats and NEO-Liberalism: A Case Study of the Australian Labor Party

  title={Social Democrats and NEO-Liberalism: A Case Study of the Australian Labor Party},
  author={Ashley Lavelle},
  journal={Political Studies},
  pages={753 - 771}
  • Ashley Lavelle
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • Political Science, Economics
  • Political Studies
Social democratic parties have been agents in the neo-liberal transformation of public policy in recent decades. There has been debate about the reasons why social democrats have embraced market policies, with particular emphasis given to ideological trends, globalisation and electoral factors. This paper aims to shed further light on this debate by examining the case of the Australian Labor Party (ALP), which was a prominent social democratic exponent of neo-liberalism during its time in… 

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