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Social Democracy and Security

Neil Walker

in The Crisis of Social Democracy in Europe

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2013 | ISBN: 9780748665822
Published online January 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780748693863 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665822.003.0013
Social Democracy and Security

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Social democracy has often been associated with liberal security policies or penal welfarism. Such approaches are, as the author shows, more difficult to sustain in the face of populism and a culture of security that tends to reject the economic and communitarian solutions of social democracy on grounds both of pragmatism and of morality. A social democratic security policy needs to address this issue.

Keywords: Penal welfarism; Crime and security; Social order

Chapter.  6485 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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