What happened to Europe’s left?, Jan Rovny (CNRS-SciencesPo, France)

in: Blog LSE – EUROPP – European Politics and Policy, February 2018

Only a handful of European states are currently governed by left-wing governments, and several of the traditionally largest left-wing parties, such as the Socialist Party in France, have experienced substantial drops in support. Jan Rovny argues that while many commentators have linked the left’s decline to the late-2000s financial crisis, the weakening of Europe’s left reflects deep structural and technological changes that have reshaped European society, leaving left-wing parties out in the cold.

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