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From the Editorial Team

From the Editorial Team F a l l 2 0 1 0 n o one, two years ago—viewing the outcome of the presidential election—would have predicted the shape of the political landscape now before us, as we approach the midterm elections. o bama and the d emocratic Party not only won a decisive victory, they seemed poised to establish a dominant electoral Even if the Democrats were to win big, the underlying dilemma facing the coalition likely to endure for a long time. domestic and global economy will continue The Republican Party, so bound up with the disasters of the Bush years, seemed to bedevil all efforts at reconfiguring the poised to live in political exile. Its Palin- political universe. Are we looking down esque gaucheries and paranoia promised a dark tunnel of protracted recession, a to marginalize the party, confining its kind of retrogression in the standard of appeal to a shrinking minority. living that has been turning a developed Welcome to reality! For various rea- country into an underdeveloped one for sons examined by several of our writers a long generation? Articles in this issue in this issue, a very different scenario bear on aspects of this fundamental ques- may play http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

From the Editorial Team

New Labor Forum , Volume 19 (3): 2 – Oct 1, 2010

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SAGE
Copyright
© 2010 Joseph S. Murphy Institute, CUNY
ISSN
1095-7960
eISSN
1557-2978
DOI
10.4179/NLF.193.0000001
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Abstract

F a l l 2 0 1 0 n o one, two years ago—viewing the outcome of the presidential election—would have predicted the shape of the political landscape now before us, as we approach the midterm elections. o bama and the d emocratic Party not only won a decisive victory, they seemed poised to establish a dominant electoral Even if the Democrats were to win big, the underlying dilemma facing the coalition likely to endure for a long time. domestic and global economy will continue The Republican Party, so bound up with the disasters of the Bush years, seemed to bedevil all efforts at reconfiguring the poised to live in political exile. Its Palin- political universe. Are we looking down esque gaucheries and paranoia promised a dark tunnel of protracted recession, a to marginalize the party, confining its kind of retrogression in the standard of appeal to a shrinking minority. living that has been turning a developed Welcome to reality! For various rea- country into an underdeveloped one for sons examined by several of our writers a long generation? Articles in this issue in this issue, a very different scenario bear on aspects of this fundamental ques- may play

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New Labor ForumSAGE

Published: Oct 1, 2010

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