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Yet Another Grand Coalition

The Social Democrats at the Crossroads

Andreas M. Wüst

policy, education), and the AfD seems to strive primarily to “turn back the clock” to some vague golden age located somewhere between the 1950s and 1980s. The Grand Coalition is representative of a pluralistic, European Germany with the social market

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Jeffrey Luppes, Klaus Berghahn, Meredith Heiser-Duron, Sara Jones, and Marcus Colla

countries’ bilateral foreign policy. Germany still focuses on a social market economy, as pushed by the Social Democrats, Greens, Left Party, and even the Christian Democrats. That makes Germany a different type of economic power than, for example, the

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The “Alternative for Germany”

Factors Behind its Emergence and Profile of a New Right-wing Populist Party

Frank Decker

Neue Soziale Marktwirtschaft (Initiative for a New Social Market Economy), the Bündnis Bürgerwille (Alliance of the Citizens’ Will), the Wahlalternative 2013, and the fundamentalist-Christian campaign network Zivile Koalition (Civil Coalition) set up by

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Tobias Schulze-Cleven

By the 1980s, West Germany’s social market economy ( Soziale Marktwirtschaft ) provided a remarkable institutional infrastructure for worker voice and protection, which effectively ruled out “low-road” corporate strategies that might have sought to

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Kira Mahamud Angulo and Yovana Hernández Laina

opted for a mixed economy, combining elements of a social market economy and a decentralized economy. The democratic political consensus had consequences in the economic as well as the educational field. Spaniards were gradually altering the economic

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Pivots and Levers

Political Rhetoric around Capitalism in Britain from the 1970s to the Present

Neil Foxlee

article and a speech to the Social Market Foundation, twice on each occasion. 69 In December, meanwhile, the influential Conservative MP Jesse Norman published a pamphlet in which he contrasted “real capitalism” with what he called “crony capitalism

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Myra Marx Ferree, Hanno Balz, John Bendix, Meredith Heiser-Duron, Jeffrey Luppes, Stephen Milder, and Randall Newnham

of German industrialists by then. Perhaps they learned and changed? Notes 2 The first quote is from James van Hook, Rebuilding Germany: The Creation of the Social Market Economy, 1945-1957 (Cambridge, 2004), 4; the second from Holger Wolf, “The

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Ferenc Bódi, Jenő Zsolt Farkas, and Péter Róbert

capitalism. While S4 countries can be regarded as examples of the “social welfare system” ( Esping-Andersen 1990 ), V4 countries turned toward a social market economic approach after a regime change that is not as liberal as in the Baltic States but can be

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The Alternative for Germany from Breakthrough toward Consolidation?

A Comparative Perspective on Its Organizational Development

E. Gene Frankland

and left extremists, institutional/legal obstacles to new parties, and social market-based prosperity. West German politics was structured by competition between two Volksparteien —the center-right Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union