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Thе conference "Is Social Democracy exhausted? Pathways, Reflections and Dilemmas". Date: 17-18.02.2012. Site: Adelaide, Australia. Deadline: 28.10.2011


Organiser: Dr Rob Manwaring, School of Social and Policy Studies, Flinders University; Dr Lionel Orchard, School of Social and Policy Studies, Flinders University

Topics: This conference invites papers which examine the current state of social democratic politics and policy. While a strand of the conference will examine the health of social democratic parties, the conference is focused more broadly on the future challenges facing social democratic politics.

Papers on (but not limited to) the following themes and issues are encouraged:
  • Comparative social democracy - examining alternative paths and strategies of social democratic and labour parties in advanced industrial settings;
  • Assessing the dilemmas and challenges facing social  democratic  political  economy; 
  • Social  democracy  and  alliances  with  wider  progressive  politics  -  including Green  parties,  Trade  Unions,  and  NGO's; 
  • The  changing  role  of  the  state  and  civil  society  in  social  democratic politics;  Social  Democracy  and  specific  policy  areas:  education,  health,  democratic  renewal; 
  • Australian  Social Democracy at the State and Federal level.

Language: English
Deadline: October 28, 2011

Contact:  Dr  Rob  Manwaring,  Flinders  University,  School  of  Social  and  Policy  Studies,  GPO  Box  2100, Bedford Park, South Australia, 5031
E-mail: rob.manwaring@flinders.edu.au
Internet: http://www.sapo.org.au/event/event15963.html