Stephanie Mudge - "Leftism Reinvented : Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism"

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Intervenante : Stephanie L. Mudge (University of California)


Stephanie L. Mudge is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Davis. She is a historical, political, and economic sociologist specialized in the theoretically-driven analysis of Western politics, economies, and expertise. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Social Science History Association, Secretary-Treasurer of the American Sociological Association's Political Sociology Section, and is on the editorial boards of the Socio-Economic Review and Social Science History.
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Discutant : Rémi Lefebvre, MCF en sciences politiques, Université de Lille - Ceraps

The book : "Leftism Reinvented : Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism"
Harvard University Press, avril 2018
ISBN : 9780674971813
Lien internet : ICI

Professor Mudge's book, Leftism Reinvented: Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism (2018, Harvard University Press), develops a century-long comparative, historical, and biographically-sensitive analysis of the American Democrats, the German and Swedish Social Democrats, and the British Labour Party. Focusing on the central role experts play as interpreters, representatives, and spokespersons inside political parties, the book tracks how close mid-20th Century ties between economics professions and center-left parties hitched their fates to each other--such that when economics changed, left parties changed with it. The result was a new role for economists as spokespersons for markets and, alongside them, the rise of new strategic experts and policy specialists who spoke for 'what wins' and 'what works.' The result, however, was a declining capacity to meaningfully represent the historical poor, working, and middle-class constituencies of left parties.

Leftism Reinvented won the 2019 Barrington Moore Award in Comparative Historical Sociology and the 2019 Distinguished Contribution Award in Political Sociology from the American Sociological Association (ASA).
It also received an honorable mention for the ASA's 2019 Viviana Zelizer Award in Economic Sociology.

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