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  • Technology • Engagement • Governance
    Beth Simone Noveck - 04 February 2016
    How can data-rich technology drive better citizen engagement and make government more effective?
  • Populism • Europe • Far Right
    Bartek Pytlas - 28 January 2016
    What options do mainstream parties have to contain the influence of the radical right?
  • Europe • Refugee Crisis • Populism
    Tamás Boros - 27 January 2016

    The left needs to re-establish its capacity to set the political agenda away from questions of immigration and security

  • EU • Security • Foreign policy
    Nick Witney - 21 January 2016

    The charge that the EU’s security role is largely irrelevant in the context of Nato does not bear scrutiny

  • State of the Left • Portugal
    Hugo Coelho - 14 January 2016

    The state rescue of failing bank has exposed the limits of the tie-in between the Socialists and far-left parties

  • State of the Left • Sweden
    Katrine Marçal - 13 January 2016
    Stefan Löfven risks alienating his activist base with drastic measures brought in to deal with the refugee crisis
  • State of the Left • Ireland
    Eoin O'Malley - 13 January 2016
    An insurgency of independents and anti-establishment parties could lead to a period of instability following Ireland’s forthcoming election
  • State of the Left • Spain
    Jorge Galindo and Sandra Leon - 13 January 2016
    With Spain still in political deadlock, the growing prospect of repeat elections is a dangerous one for Pedro Sánchez’s Socialists
  • State of the Left • France
    Jocelyn Evans and Gilles Ivaldi - 13 January 2016
    With Marine Le Pen set to reach the runoff, both the Republicans and Socialists face strategic decisions over next year’s French presidential election
  • State of the Left • Nigeria
    Vittorio Trevitt - 13 January 2016

    Nigeria’s new president has a chance to transform the country into a model social democratic nation

The Policy Network Observatory promotes critical debate and reflection on progressive politics. It is centre-left orientated but determinedly challenges social democracy. It is pro-European but restlessly questions EU institutions and practices.

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