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The Library and the Workshop: Social Democracy and Capitalism in the Knowledge Age

Jenny Andersson


This book offers a detailed account of the way that social democracy today makes sense of capitalism. In particular, it challenges the idea that social democracy has gone “neoliberal,” arguing that so-called Third Way policies seem to have brought out new aspects of a thoroughgoing social interventionism with roots deep in the history of social democracy. The author develops the claim that what distinguishes today's social democracy from the past is the way that it equates cultural and social values with economic values, which in turn places a premium on individuals who are capable of succeedi ... More

Keywords: social democracy, capitalism, Third Way, cultural values, social values, economic values, New Labour, Social Democratic Party, Sweden, Britain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780804762632
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804762632.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jenny Andersson, author