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Introduction

David Rueda

in Social Democracy Inside Out

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780199216352
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191712241 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216352.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter begins by presenting the main argument of the book, namely asking whether the well-known assumption that social democratic governments will defend the interests of labour is valid. It then describes some of the elements that distinguish the book's analysis from many others in the comparative political economy literature. An overview of the succeeding chapters is presented.

Keywords: industrialized democracies; social democracy; labour market policy; social democratic government

Chapter.  3741 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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