Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi

An Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics, History and Political Science

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Volume LII 2 - 2018

From the ‘Social Democratic Moment’ to the ‘Shock of the Global’: The British Labour and the German Social Democracy during the 1960s-1970s

Jacopo Perazzoli,
pp. 193-218
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This paper focuses on domestic programmes and purposes of the British Labour Party and the German Social Democracy in the 1960s-1970s. Using primary sources and literature, it highlights the impact of both parties’ theoretical re-examination in the 1950s on policies implemented during the 1960s-1970s and analyses both governmental praxis. Finally, I conclude with the crisis of Social Democracy following the collapse of the Bretton Woods system.