Regarding the present direction and future of the Left, drawing upon egalitarian, feminist and environmental ideas.
Social democracy has made a political comeback in recent years, especially under the influence of the "Third Way". Not everyone is convinced however, that "Third Way" social democracy is the best means of reviving the Left's project. This title considers this dissent and offers an alternative approach. Bringing together a range of social and political thoeries, this book engages with some of the most important contemporary debates regarding the present direction and future of the Left. Drawing upon egalitarian, feminist and environmental ideas it proposes that the social democratic tradition can be renewed but only if the dominance of conservative ideas is challenged more effectively. It explores a number of issues with this aim in mind, including justice, the state, democracy, new technologies, future generations and the advances in genetics. Lively and authoritative, this study offers a distinctive contribution to political ideas. It should appeal to all of those interested in politics, philosophy, social policy and social studies.