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  • Elections • Sweden • Social Democracy
    Patrick Diamond - 18 September 2014
    Centre-left parties elsewhere in Europe, particularly Britain, should heed the success of the Social Democrats in Sweden.
  • Creative Economy • Growth • Social Justice
    Matthew Taylor - 09 September 2014
    We need industrial policies that strengthen the UK’s creative sector. This must be paired with recognising the links between cultural flourishing and social and economic progress.
  • Germany • Economic Governance • State
    Jörg Asmussen - 21 August 2014
    Economic discourse has for too long focused on a series of bogus alternatives. The time has come to put them behind us.
  • Labour Market • Skills • Investment
    Edoardo Campanella - 14 August 2014
    Generational renewal and technological progress will in time shift pain away from Europe's young people.
  • Growth • Jobs • Competitiveness
    Will Marshall - 17 July 2014
    It’s economic growth and innovation that allow high living standards and generous welfare states to be a reality.
  • Growth • Wages • Work
    Gavin Kelly - 19 June 2014
    The relationship between wages and growth goes to the heart of economic performance as well as democratic legitimacy.
  • Growth • Innovation • Progress
    Michael Mandel - 18 June 2014
    Putting the cart of redistribution before the horse of economic growth turns politics into a zero-sum fight over a shrinking pie.
  • Gender Equality • Work • Voting
    Moira Nelson - 12 June 2014
    Working women and other like-minded voters stand to reward governments that address tensions in balancing work and family needs.
  • EU Election • UK • UKIP
    Anthony Painter - 27 May 2014
    A new strategy is badly needed to achieve a more healthy way of democratically engaging with disillusioned voters.
  • Manufacturing • Economy • Localism
    Julie Madigan - 15 May 2014
    If economies are to capitalise on the innate innovative potential of their populations then we will need policies to encourage a movement towards boutique local manufacturing.

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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