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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Between mutation and marginalisation: the impending crisis of the centre-right in western democracies

The centre-right as a coherent set of principles is in serious danger of marginalization as political competition in western democracies realigns between closure and openness to the outside world.

‘The contraption’ and the future of social democracy: the government experiment in Portugal

Something relatively obvious took too long to be explicitly acknowledged in Portuguese democracy: that there are more points of convergence than of divergence among the leftwing parties. Português

The five 'infections' of the social democratic 'family' in the Western Balkans

Social democracy is failing all across Europe; but it's impotence in the Balkans especially is having serious consequences for the region.

The strange death of social democracy in Europe

What happened to social democratic parties in Europe? And what is coming to take their place?

The Slovenian United Left: from protest to movement, and from movement to party

Overlooked by many in Europe, a quickly growing radical left party in Slovenia is providing an example to movement and party builders across the continent.

Romania: a social democratic anomaly in eastern Europe?

Romania should be the ideal playground for right-populist parties, but in its recent election it was the Social Democrats who left everyone else in the dust.

Is there a future for a social democracy?

Social democracy has been limited to understanding market principles and redistribution as ways of serving the interests of people. Now is the time to better understand the principle of reciprocity.

The crisis in European social democracy: a crisis like no other

Social democracy, as practiced so far, is disappointing and depressing. There are grounds for confidence in its future. But a qualitative leap is necessary.

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