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  • The Predistribution Agenda
    Claudia Chwalisz and Patrick Diamond - 17 November 2015
    How can a predistributive strategy help achieve economic efficiency, social justice and sustainable, inclusive growth?
  • State of the Left • Germany
    Michael Miebach - 16 September 2015
    If it combines the principles of optimism and realism, the SPD is well-placed to manage the biggest challenge to the country since reunification
  • 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
  • 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
  • Europe • Grexit • Economy
    Harold James - 07 July 2015
    The Greek crisis and risk of Brexit should force a debate on how the single market might function better in the whole of the EU, not simply the eurozone
  • Preventative policy • Germany
    Hannelore Kraft - 02 June 2015
    Preventative policy pays off and carries the additional benefit of avoiding social follow-up costs
  • State of the Left - Finland
    Mikko Majander - 30 April 2015
    Finland's Social Democrats have suffered their third consecutive defeat and now face a renewed identity crisis
  • State of the Left - Netherlands
    René Cuperus - 20 March 2015
    Student protests in Amsterdam signal that political discontent in northern Europe may no longer be confined to ageing, angry rightwingers
  • State of the Left - United States
    John Halpin and Ruy Teixeira - 29 January 2015
    The Democrats must make an appeal to white working-class voters
  • State of the Left - Finland
    Mikko Majander - 12 December 2014
    Ahead of next April’s elections, Finland’s left-right coalition government is struggling in the polls. But, unlike elsewhere in Europe, populists are not benefiting from its woes

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