Magnus Ryner

(b. 1965) is Professor in International Relations at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is co-author together with Alan Cafruny of Europe at Bay: In the Shadow of US Hegemony (2007) and A Ruined Fortress? Neoliberal Hegemony and Transformation in Europe (2003); and author of Capitalist


An obituary for the Third Way

The financial crisis and social democracy in Europe

The Third Way made a virtue out of the necessity to adapt classical social democracy to global market conditions, conjoining high finance with commodified forms of welfare provision. When the US system on which it was modelled collapsed, “modern” social democracy in Europe was in no state to offer an alternative, argues Magnus Ryner.

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