The Palgrave Handbook of Social Democracy in the European Union

Jean-Michel De Waele, Fabien Escalona, Mathieu Vieira
Palgrave Macmillan

The character of social democracy in the constituent countries of the European Union is more significant and much better understood than the available literature would appear to suggest. This thought-provoking and edifying handbook aims to redress this disparity by bringing together a range of top political scientists from across Europe to provide a definitive collection on social democracy in the EU, one that offers students and scholars both an informative and easy-to-use guide to social democracy as a system of governance in Europe. 

Through establishing a common framework for analysis and by exploring all 27 countries in the European Union according to this structure, The Palgrave Handbook of Social Democracy in Europe constitutes a compendium that is truly comparative in nature. This comparative and comprehensive framework coupled with the unprecedented overview of European social democracy over the past decade makes this handbook the go-to guide for those interested in all aspects of social democracy.


Jean-Michel De Waele is Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Professor of Political Science at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. 
Fabien Escalona is Phd candidate at Sciences Po Grenoble, France. 

Mathieu Vieira is Ater in Political Science at Sciences Po Lille, France, and Phd candidate at Sciences Po Grenoble and Université Libre de Bruxelles.

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