The cosmopolitan ethos is in bad shape, yet transformational politics overwhelmingly depends on our ability to govern on many different levels.
Today, crises are everywhere. The financial and economic crisis of 2008 spiralled into a fiscal crisis, and the subsequent debt crisis has enveloped the eurozone in an outright fight for its survival. Conventional wisdom suggested that neoliberalism and its market believers would suffer most. Instead, it is the crisis of social democracy which stands out while the public realm is under huge pressure. What is going on?
Social democrats must dig deep into their own rich history of empowering political thought, whilst looking beyond Europe’s shores to a world of new ideas.