“Social Democracy, Globalization and Governance: Why is there no European Left Program in the EU?”

Author
Christopher S. Allen
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Abstract
This paper addresses globalization and governance in the EU by attempting to generate some plausible hypotheses that might explain the policy choices of the 12 out of 15 European democratic left governments. With all of the discussion in recent years of a democratic deficit, and then need to maintain a “social Europe,” why have these governments not produced more explicit left-wing policies?
Topic
Democratization, Economics, Government
Political Geography
Europe, Germany