Beyond social democracy and neo-liberalism: Towards a social economy

Authors

  • Malcolm Sawyer

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13133/2037-3643/17672

Keywords:

Markets, varieties of ownership forms, social economic strategy, neo-liberalism

Abstract

The paper brings together a range of ideas on the construction and nature of what may be termed a post neo-liberal social economy. The social democratic era of the early post-war decades and the neo-liberal era of the past four decades are briefly considered. Some general thoughts on the mechanisms of economic co-ordination under the heading of markets, networks and planning are provided. The roles of different forms of ownership and control – private, public, mutual and co-operative – in a social economy are then considered. The strategic roles to be played by the State under the heading of social economic strategy are next considered.  The final main section relates to the role of the State: welfare and income support, and macroeconomic policies.

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Published

2022-01-21

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Sawyer, M. (2022). Beyond social democracy and neo-liberalism: Towards a social economy. PSL Quarterly Review, 74(299). https://doi.org/10.13133/2037-3643/17672

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