Transformations of European Social Democracies since the 1980s

Open Workshop

The aim of this workshop is to explore in more detail the roots, characteristics and consequences of the transformations of European Social Democracies taking place since the 1980s in a European perspective. More specifically, the aim is to discuss in a methodological and theoretical perspective how we can study and interpret the recent history of the topic at issue, and explore and compare specific developments that have taken place in Social Democratic parties in Great Britain, Scandinavia and Continental Europe.

Program                            Link to list of participants

09.30-09.45 
Welcome and presentation 

09.45-11.05
Discussion of Stephanie Lee Mudge:
Leftism Reinvented: Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism
(Harvard University Press, 2018)

 11.05-11.15
Coffee break 

11.15-12.30
Discussion of Peter Maier:
Ruling the Void: The Hollowing Out of Western Democracies
(Verso, 2013) 

12.30-13.30
 Lunch 

13.30-15.15
David Bailey and Joshua Rahtz
German and British Social Democracies 

15.15-15.35
Coffee and cake 

15.35-17.20
Jenny Andersson and Niklas Olsen
Nordic Social Democracies  

17.20-17.30
Summing up

18.30
 Dinner at Il Buco 

 

The workshop is open, however registration is necessary!
Please contact Niklas Olsen:  nolsen@hum.ku.dk