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  • Labour • Brexit • EU
    Robert Philpot - 27 July 2015
    A combination of factors is leading to the first serious challenge to the party’s pro-EU consensus in 30 years
  • Digital economy • Entrepreneurs
    Desirée van Welsum and Jonathan Murray - 23 July 2015
    Policymakers must focus on maximising entrepreneurial opportunity
  • Economy • Europe • Data
    Daniel Castro - 23 July 2015
    Data-driven innovation has the potential to be a major part of the European effort to grow the economy
  • Economy • Democracy • Prosperity
    Thomas Aubrey - 22 July 2015
    It’s time for a new agenda focusing on democratising access to land, education and finance
  • Greece • Social democracy
    Eleftherios Antonopoulos - 17 July 2015
    Can Syriza – so far a populist radical left coalition – become a vehicle for the reinvigoration of Greece's centre-left politics?
  • Social Democracy • Labour • Politics
    Tristram Hunt - 15 July 2015
    Speech to Policy Network on hard truths for the Labour Party
  • Deliberative Democracy • Innovation
    Peter MacLeod - 14 July 2015
    How Canada led the way in democratic innovation
  • Participation • Policy-making • Community
    Jay Weatherill - 13 July 2015
    Involving more people in generating and debating ideas is not only right philosophically, it also helps government to make better decisions
  • Democracy • Populism • Knowledge
    Luca Belgiorno-Nettis - 13 July 2015
    Relying on experts to make policy ignores the inherent richness of a diverse society and blunts democracy’s comparative advantage
  • Policy-making • Deliberation • Legitimacy
    Sven Gatz - 13 July 2015
    Flanders’ citizens’ cabinet aims to increase the legitimacy of policy-making, solicit new perspectives and enrich democracy

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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