As a group of scholars studying Social Democratic parties, we have written three short policy briefs for the @FESonline summarizing our findings. These briefs should help practitioners, journalists and others interested to get an overview of the current state of the art 1/5
Brief 1 looks at which voters SD parties have lost. Especially in the last 10 years voters mainly left for more progressive parties. Loss to radical right parties has only played a minor role, directly and also indirectly as confirmed by panel data 2/5
Brief 2 investigates how SD parties' positions affect their support. Among voters that form the potential social democratic electorate economically leftwing and culturally progressive positions generate more support than left-authoritarian strategies 3/5
Brief 3 summarizes strategic trade-offs between vote-seeking and office-seeking strategies. Simply put, centrist strategies might help to increase the size of the leftwing block but probably at the cost of SD dominance within this block 4/5
These briefs are based on a project led by @SiljaHausermann and Herbert Kitschelt, including the work of @jrgingrich @MarkusWagnerAT @DanBischof @macarena_ares @jon_polk @thmskrr @VanDitmars @nadja_mosimann @indubioproreto and many others. 5/5

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9 Nov 19
At a @FESonline meeting I presented some of our research. It shows that a supposed loss of the working class to the radical right cannot explain the current electoral crisis of Social Democratic parties and that calls for more anti-immigrant positions are misguided. Thread 1/6
Social Democratic parties have only lost a small share of their electorate to the radical right. Especially in the last 10 years they lost the largest share of their voters to Green and left-libertarian parties. 2/6
Even in the late 90s/early 2000s when large shares of the electorate supported Social Democratic parties, their electoral base only included few voters with anti-immigrant attitudes. Recent losses are more driven by people with pro-immigration attitudes 3/6
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