Summary and Info
"The Post War World" is a series aiming to provide a scholarly but readable account of the way our world has been shaped in the crowded years since World War II. Some volumes deal with regions, or even single nations, others with important themes: all are written by expert historians drawing on the latest scholarship as well as their own research and judgements. The series should be particularly welcome to students, but is designed also for the general reader with an interest in contemporary history. "A Historical of Social Democracy in Post War Europe" surveys the European experience of social democracy from its late 19th century origins and examines in detail its fortunes since 1945. The text looks both individually and comparatively at the social democratic parties of the different European countries and evaluates the impact of social democracy when in power to see whether it has achieved social and economic reform by parliamentary means. All major European states and parties are included in the study and it assumes only a general knowledge of the subject, making it accessible to the general reader. It is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students of history of modern Europe, European politics and comparative politics as well as the informed general reader.