Author: Andreas Bieler

Andreas Bieler is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Nottingham/UK and he maintains a blog at

  • What Future for Social Democracy?

    On 9 September 2013, a red-green alliance led by the social democratic Labour Party lost the Norwegian general elections. Only two weeks later, the German Social Democrats (SPD) only came a poor second with just over 25 per cent of the votes in their country’s general elections. Even if it ends up as the junior … Keep reading »

  • Forget the Welfare State?

    The welfare state has been under pressure since the mid-1980s and the onset of neoliberal economic policies across Europe. Capital has used the current crisis to intensify this pressure further. In Southern Europe, this is often directly enforced through the Troika (European Union, European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund) in exchange for bailout packages, … Keep reading »