Is social democracy actually in crisis?

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Published
19 July 2015
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Society and community services
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Strong Democracy and Government

Australian social democracy is facing the electoral wilderness, its traditional institutional bases are in decline and there is increasing political fragmentation on the left of politics. Is there a way forward for Australian social democracy? Can social democracy overcome this current crisis and be renewed?

Panellists will discuss the meaning of social democracy and whether it continues to have a purpose.

  • Professor Frank Stilwell – Emeritus Professor of Political Economy, University of Sydney
  • Jennifer McAllister – ALP National President
  • Miriam Lyons – Executive Director, Centre for Policy Development
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