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The insider-outsider dilemma: A stranglehold on social democracy?

  • Date(s)
    18 November 2013
  • Time
    16:00 – 17:30
  • Location
    Policy Network, 11 Tufton Street, Westminster, SW1P 3QB
The insider-outsider dilemma: A stranglehold on social democracy?

Speaker:
David Rueda
Professor of comparative politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University

Respondents:
Nicola Smith, head, Economic and Social Affairs Department, TUC
Polly Toynbee, columnist, The Guardian
Peter Kellner, president, YouGov

Context
David Rueda, professor of Comparative Politics, University of Oxford, will lead this interactive roundtable on how the electoral coalitions of European centre‐left parties are threatened by an insider‐outsider dilemma: social democrats have become unable to reconcile the demands of two groups of voters that have traditionally supported them: on the one hand labour market “outsiders,” who have insecure jobs or no jobs at all; on the other hand labour market “insiders” with stable employment.

The seminar is informed by the Political Observatory article The insider-outsider dilemma by David Rueda Professor & Johannes Lindvall. The event is part of the series The rise of distributional conflicts: Coalition-building in the post-crisis environment.

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This event is in partnership with Renewal.

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