This article aims at 'bringing ideology back in' for the analysis of party politics and, more specifically, for the discussion of the delicate dyad 'responsiveness vs. responsibility'. The article starts with an analytical discussion on the concept of ideology and on how to study its adaptation and change. It then reviews the ideological shifts that have characterised welfare state discourse and politics since the 1980s: first, the neoliberal turn and its attack on the old social democratic consensus; then the gradual emergence of a new ideological perspective that is called here liberal neo-welfarism. The main argument is that ideology plays an important role in framing partisan strategies in the delicate and increasingly prominent field of social politics. Ideological change reflects not only exogenous socio-economic transformations but also endogenous and relatively autonomous epistemic dynamics that bridge intellectual and partisan arenas.
|Titolo:||Ideology, parties and social politics in Europe|
FERRERA, MAURIZIO (Corresponding)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SPS/04 - Scienza Politica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||4-mar-2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/01402382.2014.887872|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|