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The Crisis of Social Democracy in Europe$
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Michael Keating and David McCrone

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748665822

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665822.001.0001

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Labour, Skills and Education in Modern Socio-Economic Development: Can there be a Social Democratic Economic and Industrial Policy in a Globalised Economy?

Labour, Skills and Education in Modern Socio-Economic Development: Can there be a Social Democratic Economic and Industrial Policy in a Globalised Economy?

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(p.169) Chapter 11 Labour, Skills and Education in Modern Socio-Economic Development: Can there be a Social Democratic Economic and Industrial Policy in a Globalised Economy?
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The Crisis of Social Democracy in Europe
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Ulrich Hilpert

Desmond Hickie

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665822.003.0011

This chapter addresses the difficulties for social democratic economy policy following the demise of national Keynesianism and the challenge of industrial competition from Asia. These difficulties have been compounded by neo-liberal policies in Europe. They argue that a new social democratic settlement can be forged based on labour and employment, focused on high-value industries, education and research. Based on high skills and education, labour can play a critical part in delivering economic prosperity and social welfare in modern societies. There is room for social democratic policy, but it needs a flexibility of design that reflects the flexibility shown by high technology workers, businesses and the modern industries and regionalised economies in which they work.

Keywords:   Economic policy, Neo-liberalism, Labour and employment, Skills and education, Hi-technology

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