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Have Social Democratic governments had to limit their ambitions to being mere managers of capitalism?
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Have Social Democratic governments had to limit
their ambitions to being mere managers of capitalism?
Before any political party could come to power as a 'social democratic' government the idea of social democracy had to be developed first. The unfolding of social democratic thought and doctrine that had to happen before the idea could be brought into government is an important pointer toward how these budding 'workers' parties' would act in any future position of rule. I will argue that the policies and practices of social democratic governments can be foreseen from their electoral tactics that were modified from their original purpose into one which would enable the party to be elected. I will also argue that once the history of social democracy in power began, it's various guises throughout western Europe could only hope to be mere interventionist, reformist managers of the capitalist world that they inherited.
Firstly, what does social democracy mean? What policies did social democratic parties pursue? What electoral measures did they take to attempt to win the majority vote that would allow them to enter government? And what signs could we see at this stage that would give us an idea
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