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  • Insecurity • Governance • Politics
    Policy Network - 23 April 2014
    A winning electoral strategy depends on an accurate understanding of social trends and attitudes in the ‘5 – 75 – 20 society’.
  • Crisis • Deflation Trap • Optimism
    Andrew Gamble - 17 April 2014
    A new era of prosperity of the international economy can be achieved, but only if some key structural obstacles are again removed.
  • Monetary Policy • Income • Distribution
    Thomas Aubrey - 09 April 2014
    Central banks’ drive to stabilise inflation has distorted the distribution of income. It is time for monetary policy to become central to the political debate once more.
  • Vote • Youth • Membership
    Ben Bowman - 03 April 2014
    Politics is a two-way street. To re-connect young people with politics, policy makers must wake up to their burden of responsibility.
  • Energy • Industry • Social Justice
    Jürgen Krönig - 27 March 2014
    The daunting challenge to balance industrial competitiveness, social justice, green goals and energy security.
  • Social Model • Reforms • Austerity
    Pau Marí-Klose, Francisco Javier Moreno-Fuentes & Eloisa del Pino-Matute - 24 March 2014
    The crisis made retrenchment necessary; but some of the ideological turns of the Rajoy government have compounded the situation.
  • Devolution • Populism • Cities
    Alexandra Jones - 12 March 2014
    Devolution is no panacea for populism but it could bring decision-making closer to people’s lives and communities.
  • Skills • Education • Well-being
    Andreas Schleicher - 24 February 2014
    Investing in high-quality education is the key for improving the economic and social well-being of people around the world.
  • Pre-distribution • Education • Human Capital
    Patrick Diamond - 24 February 2014
    Inequality and lower mobility are unlikely to be addressed without more effective intervention to boost the position of young people.
  • Greece • Reform • Institutions
    Kevin Featherstone - 11 February 2014
    Greece has seen the biggest fiscal re-balancing in OECD history. Does this mean that the bail-out strategy is working?

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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