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  • Refugee Crisis • Ethics • Europe
    Paul Scheffer - 07 April 2016
    How do the different arguments shaping our perceptions of the refugee crisis intersect? An ethic of responsibility must fully consider the consequences of our response
  • Italy • Federalism • Reform
    Francesco Rocchetti - 24 February 2016
    How will Matteo Renzi’s electoral reforms transform the impact of localised groups on national politics?
  • Digital • Economy • Growth
    Karen Kornbluh - 11 December 2015
    Digital technology will only strengthen our societies if we reform our industrial age social policies
  • Redistribution • Economics
    Adam Lent - 26 November 2015
    How can we further equality without the support of the state or benevolent corporations?
  • 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

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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