Sirvan Karimi

Sirvan Karimi is an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration at York University.

  • The Tragedy of Social Democracy

    By Sirvan Karimi     July 2015

    The Tragedy of Social Democracy is about the rise, fall and future of social democracy as a politico-ideological force, a force that was believed would democratically transform capitalism into socialism. Instead of democratizing capitalism, social democracy was itself liberalized by capitalism. Why has social democracy gravitated into the magnetic field of neoliberalism? Who can be blamed for such a tragedy? Can social democracy reverse its political and ideological eclipse?