Left realism and social democratic renewal

Hogg, Russell (2016) Left realism and social democratic renewal. International Journal of Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 5(3), pp. 66-79.


At its inception Left Realism argued the need to develop a radical social democratic approach to crime. I argue that its contribution and continuing relevance primarily lies in this political project, the need for which has not dissipated. But this can only be advanced as an integral component of a more general renewal of social democratic ideas and politics that challenges the hegemony of neo-liberalism. This is far from guaranteed. The possibilities and challenges after the global financial crisis are considered. I argue for a rethinking of some core themes from early Left Realism to (as I see it) better complement the task of social democratic renewal in the present.

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DOI: 10.5204/ijcjsd.v5i3.336
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