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Bill Clinton and Tony Blair, adherents of the "Third Way"

The Third Way, or Radical center, is a centrist political philosophy of governance that embraces a mix of market and interventionist philosophies. The Third Way rejects both socialism and laissez-faire approaches to economic governance, but chiefly stresses technological development, education, and competitive mechanisms to pursue economic progress and governmental objectives.[1] Third way philosophies have been described as a synthesis of capitalism and socialism by its proponents.[2] Blair embraces like-minded U.S. President Bill Clinton, a fellow leader of the Third Way in politics. ... Blair embraces like-minded U.S. President Bill Clinton, a fellow leader of the Third Way in politics. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... The terms radical center or radical middle describe a type of third way philosophy as well as an associated political movement. ... In politics, centrism usually refers to the political ideal of promoting moderate policies which land in the middle ground between different political extremes. ... A free market is a market where the prices of goods and services is arranged completely by the mutual non-coerced consent of sellers and buyers, determined generally by the supply and demand law with no government interference in the regulation of costs, supply and demand. ... Economic interventionism is a term used to describe activity undertaken by a central government to affect a countrys economy in an attempt to increase economic growth and/or standards of living. ... Socialism refers to a broad array of doctrines or political movements that envisage a socio-economic system in which property and the distribution of wealth are subject to control by the community[1] for the purposes of increasing social and economic equality and cooperation. ... Laissez-faire is short for laissez faire, laissez passer, a French phrase meaning to let things alone, let them pass. First used by the eighteenth century Physiocrats as an injunction against government interference with trade, it is now used as a synonym for strict free market economics. ...


Past invocations of a political 'third way' have included the Fabian Socialism, Keynesian economics, Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, Italian fascism under Benito Mussolini,[3] and Harold Macmillan's 1950s One Nation Conservatism.[4] A "Third Way" approach has been adopted by some social democrats and social liberals in many Western liberal democracies.[5] The most recent prominent examples being the Clinton Administration in the United States, the Liberal Party government of Canada under Jean Chretien, and the Labour Party government of the United Kindom under Tony Blair. The Fabian Society is a British socialist intellectual movement, whose purpose is to advance the socialist cause by gradualist and reformist, rather than revolutionary means. ... John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes, CB (pronounced cains, IPA ) (5 June 1883 – 21 April 1946) was a British economist whose ideas, called Keynesian economics, had a major impact on modern economic and political theory as well as on many governments fiscal policies. ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), often referred to as FDR, was the 32nd (1933–1945) President of the United States. ... The New Deal was the title President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave to the series of programs he initiated between 1933 and 1938 with the goal of providing relief, recovery, and reform (3 Rs) to the people and economy of the United States during the Great Depression. ... Fascism is an authoritarian political ideology (generally tied to a mass movement) that considers individual and other societal interests subordinate to the needs of the state, and seeks to forge a type of national unity, usually based on, but not limited to, ethnic, cultural, or racial attributes. ... Mussolini redirects here. ... Maurice Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton, OM, PC (10 February 1894 – 29 December 1986), was a British Conservative politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1957 to 1963. ... One Nation, One Nation Conservatism, or Tory Democracy is a term used in political debate in the United Kingdom to refer to one wing of the Conservative Party. ... Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ... Social liberalism is either a synonym for new liberalism or a label used by progressive liberal parties in order to differentiate themselves from the more conservative liberal parties, especially when there are two or more liberal parties in a country. ... President Clintons Cabinet, circa 1993 Headed by President of the United States Bill Clinton, the Clinton Administation was the executive branch of the federal government of the United States from 1993 to 2001. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... The Right Honourable Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, PC (born January 11, 1934, Shawinigan, Quebec) was the twentieth Prime Minister of Canada, serving from November 4, 1993, to December 12, 2003. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and a member of the European Union. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency...


The third way has been criticized by some conservatives and libertarians who advocate laissez-faire capitalism.[6] It has also been heavily criticized by many social democrats and democratic socialists in particular as a betrayel of leftwing values. Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ... Democratic socialism is a political movement propagating the ideals of socialism within the framework of a parliamentary democracy. ...

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Origins

The term Third Way has been used to explain a varity of political policies and ideology in the last few centuries. The term itself extends back at least a century, to when Pope Pius XI called for a Third Way between Socialism and Capitalism at the end of the 1800s.[7] These ideas were implemented by both progressives and fascists in the early 20th Century. [8] The Third Way philosophy was extended in the 1950s by German ordoliberal economists such as Wilhelm Röpke, resulting in the development of the concept of the social market economy. Pope Pius XI (Latin: ; Italian: Pio XI; May 31, 1857 – February 10, 1939), born Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti, reigned as Pope from February 6, 1922 and as sovereign of Vatican City from 1929 until his death on February 10, 1939. ... Socialism refers to a broad array of doctrines or political movements that envisage a socio-economic system in which property and the distribution of wealth are subject to control by the community[1] for the purposes of increasing social and economic equality and cooperation. ... For other uses, see Capitalism (disambiguation). ... Progressivism or political progressivism is any of several historically related political philosophies or political ideologies. ... Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler Fascism (in Italian, fascismo), capitalized, refers to the right-wing authoritarian political movement which ruled Italy from 1922 to 1943 under the leadership of Benito Mussolini. ... the first thing that was invented was the automatic DILDO. Education grew explosively because of a very strong demand for high school and college education. ... This article is about political philosophy of Ordoliberalism. ... Wilhelm Röpke Wilhelm Röpke (October 10, 1899, Schwarmstedt, a village near Hannover - February 12, 1966, Geneva) was one of the most important spiritual fathers of the German social market economy. ... The Social market economy was the German and Austrian economic model during the Cold War era. ...


Modern usage

Anthony Giddens, pictured, is a key proponent of Third Way theory

The term was later used by politicians in the 1990s who wished to incorporate Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan's projects of economic deregulation, privatization, and globalization into the mainstream centre-left political parties (following the crisis of socialism after the fall of the Berlin Wall). Image File history File links Size of this preview: 482 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1329 × 1652 pixel, file size: 144 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This picture was taken at the Progressive Governance Conference at Budapest, 13 October, 2004. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 482 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1329 × 1652 pixel, file size: 144 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This picture was taken at the Progressive Governance Conference at Budapest, 13 October, 2004. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (née Roberts; born 13 October 1925) served as British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990 and leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 until 1990, being the first and to date only woman to hold either post. ... Reagan redirects here. ... A KFC franchise in Kuwait. ... In politics, the term centre-left is commonly used to describe and denote political parties or organisations that stretch from the centre to the left or are moderately left-wing, as opposed to extreme left wing beliefs such as communism. ... The history of socialism, sometimes termed modern socialism,[1] finds its origins in the French Revolution of 1789 and the changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution, although it has precedents in earlier movements and ideas. ... East German construction workers building the Berlin Wall, November 20, 1961. ...


In the last decade the Third Way can be defined as:

"something different and distinct from liberal capitalism with its unswerving belief in the merits of the free market and democratic socialism with its demand management and obsession with the state. The Third Way is in favour of growth, entrepeneurship, enterprise and wealth creation but it is also in favour of greater social justice and it sees the state playing a major role in bringing this about. So in the words of... Anthony Giddens of the LSE the Third Way rejects top down socialism as it rejects traditional neo liberalism."

Report from the BBC, 1999[9]

A leading defender of the spread of Third Way influence in modern democracies has been British sociologist Anthony Giddens. Giddens regularly expounds on Third Way philosophy through contributions to progressive policy think tank Policy Network. Robert Putnam, Ian Winter (Latham cites Winter's "Social Capital and Public Policy in Australia" on p. 13 of the Latham diaries), and Mark Lyon are amongst a range of academics who have recently contributed key academic theory on the subject. Image needed Anthony Giddens, Baron Giddens (born January 18, 1938) is a British sociologist who is renowned for his theory of structuration and his holistic view of modern societies. ... Policy Network is an international think tank based in London devoted to progressive centre-left policy reform. ...


Examples

Australia

Under the centre-left Australian Labor Party from 1983 to 1996, the Bob Hawke and Paul Keating governments pursued many economic policies associated with economic rationalism, such as floating the Australian Dollar in 1983, reductions in trade tariffs, taxation reforms, changing from centralised wage-fixing to enterprise bargaining, the privatisation of Qantas and Commonwealth Bank, and deregulating the banking system. Keating also proposed a GST in 1985, however due to it's unpopularity amongst Labor as well as the electorate, was scrapped. Prior to this, the Gough Whitlam Labor government from 1972 to 1975 changed from a democratic socialism platform to social democracy, their precursor to the party's "Third Way" policies. Under the Whitlam government tariffs across the board were cut by 25 percent after 23 years of Labor opposition. In politics, the term centre-left is commonly used to describe and denote political parties or organisations that stretch from the centre to the left or are moderately left-wing, as opposed to extreme left wing beliefs such as communism. ... ALP redirects here. ... Robert James Lee (Bob) Hawke, AC (born 9 December 1929) was the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia after previously being an Australian trade union leader. ... For other persons named Paul Keating, see Paul Keating (disambiguation). ... Economic rationalism is an Australian term in discussion of microeconomic policy, applicable to the economic policy of many governments around the world, in particular during the 1980s and 1990s. ... A floating currency is a currency that uses a floating exchange rate as its exchange rate regime. ... ISO 4217 Code AUD User(s) Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island Inflation 2. ... Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Banking   Regulation        For other uses of this word, see tariff (disambiguation). ... An Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is the name for a statutory agreement made under the Workplace Relations Act, and then properly registered with the Australian Industrial Relations Commission, that is made between an employer and a group of workers who work for that employer with two additional optional parties being... Qantas (Qantas Airways Limited) (IPA: ) is the name and callsign of the national airline of Australia. ... The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) is one of the largest financial institutions in Australia, founded in 1911 by the Australian Government. ... The GST (Goods and Services Tax) is a value added tax of 10% on most goods and services sold in Australia. ... Edward Gough Whitlam, AC, QC (born 11 July 1916), known as Gough Whitlam (, pronounced Goff), is an Australian former politician and 21st Prime Minister of Australia. ... Democratic socialism advocates socialism as a basis for the economy and democracy as a governing principle. ... Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ... Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Banking   Regulation        For other uses of this word, see tariff (disambiguation). ...


Current Labor leader Kevin Rudd's first speech to parliament in 1998 stated: Kevin Michael Rudd (born 21 September 1957), is the leader of the federal Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition in the Australian Parliament. ...

Competitive markets are massive and generally efficient generators of economic wealth. They must therefore have a central place in the management of the economy. But markets sometimes fail, requiring direct government intervention through instruments such as industry policy. There are also areas where the public good dictates that there should be no market at all.[10]

In the same speech, he praised Third Way/ordoliberal politics as "a new formulation of the nation's economic and social imperatives" and "a repudiation of Thatcherism and its Australian derivatives." Rudd is critical of free market economists such as Friedrich Hayek,[11] although Rudd describes himself as "basically a conservative when it comes to questions of public financial management", pointing to his slashing of public service jobs as a Queensland governmental advisor.[12] This article is about political philosophy of Ordoliberalism. ... Margaret Thatcher Thatcherism is the system of political thought attributed to the governments of Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. ... Friedrich August von Hayek, CH (May 8, 1899 in Vienna – March 23, 1992 in Freiburg) was an Austrian-born British economist and political philosopher known for his defense of liberal democracy and free-market capitalism against socialist and collectivist thought in the mid-20th century. ...

United Kingdom

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair of the United Kingdom is cited as a Third Way politician.[13] [14] Blair is a particular follower of the ideas of Anthony Giddens.[15] For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... Image needed Anthony Giddens, Baron Giddens (born January 18, 1938) is a British sociologist who is renowned for his theory of structuration and his holistic view of modern societies. ...


Harold Macmillan's book The Middle Way, first published in 1938, is also written from broadly this centrist position. Maurice Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton, OM, PC (10 February 1894 – 29 December 1986), was a British Conservative politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1957 to 1963. ...


United States

In the United States, Third Way adherents emphasize fiscal conservatism, some replacement of welfare with workfare, and a stronger preference for market solutions to traditional problems (as in pollution markets), while rejecting pure laissez-faire economics and other libertarian positions. The Third Way style of governing was firmly adopted and partly redefined during the Administration of President Bill Clinton.[16] Fiscal conservatism (also known as economic liberalism) is a term used in the United States to refer to economic and political policy that advocates restraint of government taxation, government expenditures and deficits, and government debt. ... This article is about financial assistance paid by government organizations. ... Workfare is an alternative model to conventional Social Welfare systems. ... A Pollution Market is a method of partly internalizing the costs a negative externality (such as pollution) by setting up a government designated maximum amount of the specified activity and then auctioning or selling tradable permits to engage in some of the specified activity. ... For other uses, see Libertarianism (disambiguation). ... President Clintons Cabinet, circa 1993 Headed by President of the United States Bill Clinton, the Clinton Administation was the executive branch of the federal government of the United States from 1993 to 2001. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ...


After Tony Blair came to power in the UK Clinton, Blair and other leading Third Way adherents organized conferences to promote the Third Way in 1997 at Chequers in England.[17] [18] The Democratic Leadership Council are adherents of Third Way politics.[19] For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... Chequers, or Chequers Court, is a large house to the south east of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, England, that sits at the foot of the Chiltern Hills. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 2004, several veteran U.S. Democrats founded a new Washington, DC organization entitled Third Way, which bills itself as a "strategy center for progressives."[20] Third way can refer to: The Third Way, an economic and political idea that positions itself between democratic socialism and laissez-faire capitalism, combining the ordoliberal social market with neo-liberalism. ...


Other

Other leaders who have adopted elements of the Third Way style of governance include Marianne Jelved of Denmark, Jean Chretien of Canada, François Bayrou of France, Gerhard Schröder of Germany[21], Ferenc Gyurcsány of Hungary, Wim Kok of the Netherlands and Zafarullah Khan Jamali of Pakistan, whose book's preface was written by Anthony Giddens. See Also: Politics of Denmark Danish parliamentary election, 2001 Categories: Danish stubs | 1943 births | Danish politicians ... The Right Honourable Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, PC (born January 11, 1934, Shawinigan, Quebec) was the twentieth Prime Minister of Canada, serving from November 4, 1993, to December 12, 2003. ... François Bayrou François Bayrou (IPA: ) is a leading candidate for the French Presidental election of 2007. ...   [] (born April 7, 1944), German politician, was Chancellor of Germany from 1998 to 2005. ...   (pronounced []; born in Pápa, June 4, 1961) is the Prime Minister of Hungary. ... Willem Wim Kok ( ) (born September 29, 1938 in Bergambacht) is a Dutch politician. ... Image needed Anthony Giddens, Baron Giddens (born January 18, 1938) is a British sociologist who is renowned for his theory of structuration and his holistic view of modern societies. ...


Criticism

In the 1920s, Ludwig von Mises, an Austrian School economist and classical liberal thinker, accused the "middle way" of mixing capitalism and socialism. In his book Liberalism Mises wrote, "There is simply no other choice than this: either to abstain from interference in the free play of the market, or to delegate the entire management of production and distribution to the government. Either capitalism or socialism: there exists no middle way."[22] Advocates of laissez-faire capitalism continue to be staunch opponents of a mixed economy, the "third way." In 1990, after the fall of his country's communist government, Czechoslovakia's finance minister, Václav Klaus, declared, "We want a market economy without any adjectives. Any compromises with that will only fuzzy up the problems we have. To pursue a so-called Third Way is foolish. We had our experience with this in the 1960s when we looked for a socialism with a human face. It did not work, and we must be explicit that we are not aiming for a more efficient version of a system that has failed. The market is indivisible; it cannot be an instrument the hands of central planners."[23] More recently, a critic of capitalist-socialist hybridization wrote, "Third-Way economics is merely another political trial balloon. The politicians are still simply trying to twist fattened, round socialism into a lean, square, free-market hole, mainly to solicit our vote."[24] Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises (September 29, 1881 – October 10, 1973) (pronounced was a notable economist and a major influence on the modern libertarian movement. ... The Austrian School, also known as the Vienna School or the Psychological School, is a school of economic thought that advocates adherence to strict methodological individualism. ... Liberalism (original German title: Liberalismus) is an influential book by Austrian School economist and libertarian thinker Ludwig von Mises, containing economic analysis and indicting critique of socialism. ... Laissez-faire is short for laissez faire, laissez passer, a French phrase meaning to let things alone, let them pass. First used by the eighteenth century Physiocrats as an injunction against government interference with trade, it is now used as a synonym for strict free market economics. ... For other uses, see Capitalism (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Third way is sometimes described as an idea of former social-democrats which replaces socialism with capitalism and a minimum of socialism, and a strategy to bring the social-democratic parties back to power where they have lost elections. For example, Slavoj Zizek argues that the notion of the Third Way emerged as the only alternative to the victorious global capitalism and its notion of liberal democracy when the Second Way crumbled.[25] Critics argue that third way politicians are in favour of ideas and policies that ultimately serve the interests of corporate power and the wealthy at the expense of the working class and the poor. Some also classify the Third Way as neosocialism or "neoliberalism with a social touch".[26][27] Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ... Socialism refers to a broad array of doctrines or political movements that envisage a socio-economic system in which property and the distribution of wealth are subject to control by the community[1] for the purposes of increasing social and economic equality and cooperation. ... Slavoj Žižek. ... Liberal democracy is a form of government. ... A map of countries often considered to have made up the Second World from the 1950s through the 1980s. ... Neosocialism (also hyphenated as neo-socialism) is a term used to describe any one of a wide variety of left-wing political movements that are considered socialist and have developed recently. ... For the school of international relations, see Neoliberalism (international relations). ...


See also

This entry is related to, but not included in the Political ideologies series or one of its sub-series. Other related articles can be found at the Politics Portal.

The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... The centre-right is a political term commonly used to describe or denote political parties or organizations (such as think tanks) that stretch from the centre to the right on the left-right spectrum, excluding far right stances. ... In politics, centrism usually refers to the political ideal of promoting moderate policies which land in the middle ground between different political extremes. ... The Centrist Party was created on July 4, 2006 as a self-declared response to the stalemate between the Republican Party and Democratic Party in the previous two presidential elections. ... Political Ideologies Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      An ideology is an organized collection of ideas. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Democratic Leadership Council, About the Third Way. Retrieved on 2007-07-07.
  2. ^ Dale, R. (4 April, 2000). Thinking Ahead / Commentary : What a 'Third Way' Is Really About. The International Herland.. Retrieved on 2007-07-07.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ The Third Way, University of Texasm Accessed 2007
  5. ^ Democratic Leadership Council. (1 June, 1998). About the Third Way.. Retrieved on 2007-07-11.
  6. ^ Bashan, P. (5 November, 2002). Is the Third War at a Dead End? Cato Institute.. Retrieved on 2007-07-07.
  7. ^ http://www.netnexus.org/library/papers/3way.html#history
  8. ^ University of Texas, Third Way
  9. ^ What is the Third Way? BBC, 1999
  10. ^ Rudd, Kevin (11 November 1998). First Speech to Parliament. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved on 2006-12-09.
  11. ^ Rudd, Kevin (16 November 2006). What's Wrong with the Right. Retrieved on 2006-12-09.; Hartcher, Peter (14 October 2006). Howard's warriors sweep all before them. Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved on 2006-12-04.
  12. ^ New Labor Leader Outlines Plan. The 7.30 Report (4 December 2006). Retrieved on 2006-12-05.; Labor elects new leader. The 7.30 Report (4 December 2006). Retrieved on 2006-12-05.
  13. ^ http://www.third-way.info/blairclinton.html
  14. ^ http://observer.guardian.co.uk/leaders/story/0,6903,1478980,00.html
  15. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/298465.stm
  16. ^ The Survivor:Bill Clinton in the White House, John F Harris, Random House, 2005
  17. ^ The Clinton Wars, Sidney Blumenthal, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003
  18. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/771608.stm
  19. ^ http://www.ndol.org/ndol_ci.cfm?kaid=128&subid=187&contentid=895
  20. ^ http://www.third-way.com/
  21. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/771608.stm
  22. ^ Mises, Ludwig von [2] Liberalism, 1927. (Source English translation, 1985.)
  23. ^ No Third Way Out: Creating A Capitalist Czechoslovakia Reason, June 1990. Accessed April 22, 2007.
  24. ^ Delay, Katy Harwood. The return of the Third Way. Ludwig von Mises Institute. Accessed April 22, 2007.
  25. ^ Slavoj Zizek, Attempts to Escape the Logic of Capitalism
  26. ^ http://www.ejpd.admin.ch/ejpd/en/home/dokumentation/red/2006/2006-05-18.html
  27. ^ http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1282/is_n16_v49/ai_19722907/print

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External links

  • The Third Way by Anthony Giddens (ISBN 0-7456-2267-4), followed by The Third Way And Its Critics (ISBN 0-7456-2450-2)
  • NEXUS Third Way Debate Summary
  • Why Tony is not a guitar-wielding facist [sic] dictator; The Guardian, July 1, 2003—about Mussolini and Blair.
  • Third Way a strategy center for U.S. progressives
  • Sourcewatch.org entry on the Third Way Foundation
  • The Third Way - an Answer to Blair by Patrick Harrington
  • Official website of Policy Network
  • 'Left, Right and the Third Way' - on the third way's mix of left and right.
  • The Third Way and Beyond: Criticisms, Futures, Alternatives book looks at criticism of the third way.

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Criticism

  • No Third Way
  • Is the Third Way at a Dead End?
  • The So-Called Third Way
  • Europe's "New" Third Way
  • 21st century democracy and the Third Way

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Third way (centrism) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (575 words)
The Third Way is a centrist philosophy of governance that, at least from a traditional social democratic perspective, usually stands for deregulation, decentralization and lower taxes.
The Third Way philosophy was developed further, Post-War, in the 1950s by German ordoliberal economists such as Wilhelm Röpke, resulting in the development of the concept of the social market economy.
Third way is sometimes described as an idea of former social-democrats which replaces socialism with capitalism with a minimum of socialism, and a strategy to bring the social-democratic parties back to power where they have lost elections.
Radical middle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1746 words)
The term radical middle is a type of third way philosophy as well as an associated political movement.
Various groups have adopted "radical middle" as a term to describe a third way philosophy which includes their belief that, in affirming the core principles involved on both sides of a dilemma, the dilemma or disagreement can be rendered moot.
However, they differ significantly from traditional centrism, which prides itself on moderation and seeking political consensus amongst the parties; radical centrists, for example, are quite radical and populist in their stated policies.
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