A Forum on Economic Options for Social Democracy

Editorial Board

Abstract


In 1992 Canada is in a unique situation, with reference both to its own history and that of the Left worldwide. While Eastern European regimes crumble into warring nationalist camps and stumble from economic debacle to economic debacle, and while social democrats in Western Europe back away from their postwar commitments, Canadians are electing New Democratic governments. The elections of 1990 and 1991 brought New Democrats to office in three provinces with over fifty percent of the population, as well as in the Yukon Territory. This is a string of left-wing victories rare in a world in which social democrats are defeated in Sweden, in which the Communist Party dissolves itself in Italy and the United Kingdom, and in which the left of the Democratic Party in the United States is yet to be heard from.

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Studies in Political Economy:
Online ISSN 1918-7033
Print ISSN 0707-8552