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‘This collection of essays by a number of scholars from India and Europe addresses economic, political and social issues of great contemporary significance. The most attractive feature of the volume is the comparative and inter-disciplinary approach which gives it its distinctive orientation. Munshi and Abraham have held diverse but important themes together in an exemplary manner’

- Andre Beteille, Chairman, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata

‘This is an outstanding book on an issue easier talked about than acted upon. The editors have brought together in this rich volume a wide variety of essays which focus on India and Europe and clarify that it is necessary to contextualise good governance. The comparative perspective has the additional advantage of extending the analysis beyond the realm of the ...

National Differences and the Rethinking of Social Democracy: Third Ways in Europe
National differences and the rethinking of social democracy: Third ways in Europe

The idea of the Third Way emerged from centre-left rethinking in the 1980s, especially in the United States of America (USA) and United Kingdom (UK). It also caught on elsewhere in Europe and in other parts of the world. In this chapter, I will discuss what the Third Way involves, how it differs from the first and second ways, old-style social democracy and neo-liberalism, and how it compares to other social democratic responses to social changes such as globalisation. I will discuss the values of the Third Way and what it envisages as the role for government. I will argue that while ...

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