The missing left? Economic crisis and the programmatic response of social democratic parties in Europe

@article{Bremer2018TheML,
  title={The missing left? Economic crisis and the programmatic response of social democratic parties in Europe},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Bremer},
  journal={Party Politics},
  year={2018},
  volume={24},
  pages={23 - 38}
}
How have social democratic parties responded to the recent economic crisis? For many observers, the Great Recession and the prevalence of austerity in response to it have contributed to a crisis of social democracy in Europe. This article examines the programmatic response of social democratic parties to this crisis in 11 Western European countries. It uses an original data set that records the salience that parties attribute to different issues and the positions that they adopt with regard to… Expand

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