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One of us? Understanding public perceptions of labour migration in Europe
Author: Lauren M McLaren
Date:13 May 2008

Anti-immigrant hostility is predominantly driven by the fear of the cultural and social unknown, rather than by economic concerns, as it is commonly perceived, suggests Lauren M McLaren, professor of politics at the University of Nottingham in a paper contributing to Policy Network's new research initiative on the myths and realities of labour migration in Europe.

Shifting Alliances: Europe, America and the future of Britain's global strategy
Author: Patrick Diamond
Date:21 April 2008

The central dilemma of Britain’s global strategy is the still unresolved choice between Europe and America, according to a new book by Policy Network board member and former director, Patrick Diamond.

Global policies for the bottom billion
Author: Paul Collier
Date:03 April 2008

A post-conflict compact guaranteeing intervention in the face of a coup attempt against a democratically elected government is among the four “global policies for the bottom billion” put forward by Paul Collier, professor of economics at Oxford University, in his paper for the Progressive Governance Conference.

Growth, trade, integration and policy space
Author: Duncan Green
Date:03 April 2008

A review of the impact of bilateral, regional and global trade and investment agreements is urgently required to begin to tackle the current inequities in the current global trading system against some developing economies, says Duncan Green, head of research at Oxfam GB, in his paper commissioned for the Progressive Governance conference.

Migration policies and the Millennium Development Goals
Author: Ronald Skeldon
Date:03 April 2008

Responsive immigration policies and data that can be used to map out present and projected migration are crucial for achieving the global aims of the Millennium Development Goals, says Ronald Skeldon, a professorial fellow at the University of Sussex, in his paper for the Progressive Governance conference.

Poverty and development: lessons from Argentina
Author: Bernardo Kliksberg
Date:03 April 2008

The development of Argentina in the past decade offers important lessons for other developing economies in Latin America and more widely, for combating poverty and inequality, says Bernardo Kliksberg, honorary professor of the University of Buenos Aires in his paper for the Progressive Governance conference. 

Addressing poverty in a globalised economy
Author: Jody Heymann and Magda Barrera
Date:03 April 2008

All trade agreements should include an enforceable clause that countries will fulfil their own labour laws and abide by international agreements, say Jody Heymann and Magda Barrera of McGill University, in their paper on addressing poverty in a globalised economy, commissioned for the Progressive Governance conference.

Progressive governance 2008: the path to a global progressive consensus
Author: Roger Liddle
Date:03 April 2008

The challenges of the global age demand the forging of a new global progressive consensus between countries of the developed and developing world, says Roger Liddle, vice chair of Policy Network in his paper for the Progressive Governance conference.

Global challenges: accountability and effectiveness
Author: David Held
Date:02 April 2008

The complex nature of today’s globalisation requires a reinforcement of international law and the multilateral institutions and a change of direction in the governance of the world economy, David Held, co-director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the LSE, in his paper for the Progressive Governance Conference.

From intervention to cooperation: reforming the IMF and World Bank
Author: Ngaire Woods
Date:02 April 2008

The IMF and World Bank must globalize their governance and move from a stance of intervention to cooperation to meet the challenges of the global age, says Ngaire Wood, director of the Global Economic Governance Programme at Oxford University, in her paper for the Progressive Governance conference.


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