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dc.contributor.authorLavelle, Ashleyen_US
dc.contributor.editorMatthew Festenstein and Martin Smithen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:21:32Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:21:32Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.modified2007-03-19T21:46:24Z
dc.identifier.issn00323217en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-9248.2005.00555.xen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/4505
dc.description.abstractSocial democratic parties have been agents in the neo-liberal transformation of public policy in recent decades. There has been debate about the reasons why social democrats have embraced market policies, with particular emphasis given to ideological trends, globalisation and electoral factors. This paper aims to shed further light on this debate by examining the case of the Australian Labor Party (ALP), which was a prominent social democratic exponent of neo-liberalism during its time in office in the 1980s and 1990s. In Labor's case, the primary cause of the shift from pledging social reform and interventionist government to neo-liberalism was the lower levels of economic growth that followed the end of the post-war boom in the 1970s. Social democrats rely on strong economic growth to fund redistributive policies. Thus when recession occurred in the 1970s it eroded the economic base to Labor's programme. While this paper focuses on the story of the ALP, it may provide some answers as to why social democrats elsewhere have adopted neo-liberalism.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeOxford, UKen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1467-9248.2005.00555.xen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom753en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto771en_US
dc.relation.ispartofeditionDecemberen_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPolitical Studiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume53en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode360102en_US
dc.titleSocial Democrats and Neo-liberalism: A Case Study of the Australian Labor Partyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2005 Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at [www.blackwell-synergy.com.]en_AU
gro.date.issued2005
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