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Free Internet Book: "Social Democracy After the Cold War"
"As a result of the efforts of the “progressive modernizers,”
for whom modernization “has too often meant deregulation
and privatization,” social democracy is no longer what it used
to be, argues Robert Taylor (2008)."
"The social democracy we see today has now abandoned even that
commitment to a mixed economy characterized by significant
but not dominant public ownership and redistributive social and
economic policies. What distinguishes the new social democracy
is an embrace of its new “modern” role as a manager of neoliberal
This transformation was noted by Michael Harrington (1986,
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