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British Political Parties in Europe
Author: Renaud Thillaye
Date:02 April 2014
This new Policy Network paper investigates how successful political parties have been at using the power of European politics. By analysing the voting patterns of British MEPs during the last European Parliament’s mandate (2009-2014), it highlights how often Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dems and UKIP participated in winning coalitions and have influenced policymaking in 15 of the European Parliament's most important decisions.

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The Unhappy State of the Union
Author: Loukas Tsoukalis
Date:21 March 2014
In this Policy Network pamphlet, Loukas Tsoukalis presents the case for a new grand bargain to rescue the European project. Written by an author who uniquely bridges the gap between academic analysis, policy and politics, the publication presents a critical overview of where the EU stands on the eve of its crucial parliamentary elections, how it got there and what is to be done to turn around the unhappy and precarious state of the Union.
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Education, Pre-distribution and Social Justice
Author: Policy Network (eds)
Date:06 March 2014
In today’s global economy, education and skills are the driving forces behind progress. However, according to the OECD 80 million people in the developed economies do not possess the most basic skills needed to succeed in the modern workplace.
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Competing in a Race to the Top
Author: Andrew Adonis
Date:04 March 2014
Andrew Adonis haspublished a Policy Network paper outlining the findings from his survey of more than 200 employers on the barriers to economic growth.
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The Europe Dilemma
Author: Roger Liddle
Date:26 February 2014
In his new book, Policy Network chairman Roger Liddle critically explores Britain’s chequered history with Europe and the critical choices that burden past, present and future governments.
Governing Britain
Author: Patrick Diamond
Date:14 February 2014
Drawing on an unprecedented level of access and wide-ranging interviews with former ministers, senior civil servants and political advisers, Policy Network vice-chair Patrick Diamond examines the administrative and political machinery serving the British Prime Minister.
Contracts not Hand-Outs
Author: Andrew Adonis
Date:27 January 2014
Andrew Adonis has today published a Policy Network paper calling for government to radically improve its own commercial relationship with small businesses.
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Britain’s Financial Services Industry in a Changing Europe
Author: Policy Network
Date:12 December 2013
Financial services are the focal point of the debate about Britain’s future in the EU. The sovereign debt and banking crises have accelerated integration in the Eurozone, a trend often seen as alien to British interests. The position of the City as the main financial services centre in Europe has become uncertain.
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Labour’s Economic Path to Power
Author: Patrick Diamond
Date:02 December 2013
After three years of stagnation, the British economy is showing tentative signs of recovery. Growth may be unbalanced and anaemic, but the threat of a ‘triple dip’ recession has been averted. More voters agree that the British economy is on the road to recovery, a change of mood that is altering the terms of political argument in British politics.
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Making Markets Work
Author: Thomas Aubrey
Date:03 October 2013
The complacency with which an ever increasing amount of tax payers’ money was used to counter the worst excesses of the market has weakened centre-left parties in the fall-out from the financial crisis. This form of redress is not only no longer politically viable, but it also fails to address the underlying cause of the problem.
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