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An Agenda for social democracy


  • Quiggin, John


The aim of this paper is to restate the case for social democracy and to propose a policy agenda in response to the global financial crisis. The crisis is not a temporary aberration, to be followed by a return to the ‘normality’ of the late 20th century, dominated by the ideology of economic liberalism. Rather the economic and social system that emerges from the global financial crisis will be radically transformed. Social democrats face both new opportunities for reform, and new challenges and constraints resulting from the collapse of the economic order of the last three decades.

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  • Quiggin, John, 2009. "An Agenda for social democracy," Risk and Sustainable Management Group Working Papers 151522, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:uqsers:151522

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    1. Simon Grant & John Quiggin, 2003. "Public Investment and the Risk Premium for Equity," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 70(277), pages 1-18, February.
    2. Grant Simon & Quiggin John, 2005. "What Does the Equity Premium Mean?," The Economists' Voice, De Gruyter, vol. 2(4), pages 1-7, September.
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    4. Poterba, James M. & Summers, Lawrence H., 1988. "Mean reversion in stock prices : Evidence and Implications," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 22(1), pages 27-59, October.
    5. John Quiggin, 1995. "Does Privatisation Pay?," Australian Economic Review, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, vol. 28(2), pages 23-42.
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    Social democracy; global financial crisis; Public Economics; H4;

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    • H4 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods


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