Should Labor attempt to lure back working-class voters or side with the socially progressive middle class?
The Future of Social Democracy
The future of social democracy is unclear. Some parties are lurching to the left whereas others are taking a side in Europe’s culture war.
Italy’s once and possibly future prime minister presents himself as the alternative to populist nationalism.
From Lisbon to Berlin, center-left parties are breaking the taboo on pacts with the far left.
By grouping with other left-wing parties, Europe’s social democrats could keep their constituencies united.
Canada’s Liberals have aligned themselves unambiguously with the socially liberal middle class and won.
Liz Kendall recognizes that Labour needs to be far more trusting of people and willing to share power.
Senior Labour Party figures say the only way to avoid another election defeat is to move back to the center.
Socialists in both France and the United Kingdom are split on whether to be pro- or anti-business.
Likely prime ministerial candidate Matteo Renzi seeks to imitate Tony Blair’s centrist socialism.
Germany’s Social Democrats subordinate social programs to economic growth.