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Progressive Politics after the Crash
Author: Olaf Cramme, Patrick Diamond and Michael McTernan
Date:02 September 2013
Those who hoped the collapse of financial markets would usher in the end of neoliberalism and rehabilitate support for traditional social democratic policy programmes have been disappointed. It is not only the irrationality of markets which is the focus of public discontent, but the inefficiency of states and the inability of elected governments to humanise and control global market capitalism.
Economic Governance in a Non-Federal EU
Author: Renaud Thillaye
Date:24 July 2013
The most commonly held opinion about the eurozone crisis is that it should lead to greater EU integration. Yet despite all the talk about fundamental design flaws and the need for a federal ‘leap forward’, EU governments and citizens are not ready to pool further sovereignty and resources as a way to strengthen the common currency and to improve the EU’s delivering capacity.
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Politics in the Austerity State
Author: Olaf Cramme
Date:11 July 2013
Campaigning for election to the European Parliament in 2014 is about to begin and Europe’s mainstream political parties are fighting a grand ideological battle between growth and austerity which they believe will define the post-crisis political era.
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Left without a Future?
Author: Anthony Painter
Date:08 July 2013
Left without a Future? poses a simple question: despite the failure of neo-liberalism, why has the left failed to provide an alternative that resonates? In a context of enormous social and economic change, the centre-left has not found a convincing new governing statecraft. Now it must seek to create a practical new vision in anxious rather than prosperous times.
François Hollande after One Year
Author: Renaud Thillaye
Date:01 May 2013
For many European commentators and politicians, there is no doubt about Hollande’s central shortcoming: he has yet to get real about fiscal discipline and structural reform. France has only itself to blame for its poor performance, unsustainable welfare state and huge, still increasing public debt. This paper takes a different view: the record of the PS-run government is far from being negligible after one year.
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The Politics of Growth, Stability and Reform
Author: Policy Network & Global Progress
Date:09 April 2013
This publication of "Memos to the Left" focuses on 3 pillars of progressive governance that need sustained attention, critical thinking and new ideas: the politics of growth, production and reform; lifting living standards and providing good jobs in an era of increasing global competition; equipping young people for the new economy and tackling youth unemployment.
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Democratic Stress, the Populist Signal and Extremist Threat
Author: Anthony Painter
Date:21 March 2013
The rise of populism seen across Europe and the US is exposing old and hidden fault-lines in democratic systems
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Gearing EU Governance towards Future Growth
Author: Renaud Thillaye
Date:14 March 2013
The side-lining of Europe 2020 and its worrying consequences. The Europe 2020 Strategy should not be considered as a ‘good-weather strategy’ only.  The EU has to find a sense of purpose again.
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Europe in Search of a New Settlement
Author: Policy Network (eds)
Date:26 February 2013
Ahead of the 'Prospects for Revival in the Eurozone – and what place for Britain in Europe?' conference this week, Policy Network’s new publication seeks to provide guidance and clarity on some of these questions. Nine leading thinkers on EU affairs highlight the range of strategic options and preferences which ultimately have to be reconciled.
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Europe's Immigration Challenge
Author: Elena Jurado & Grete Brochmann (eds)
Date:21 February 2013
In this new Policy Network book, edited by Elena Jurado & Grete Brochmann, leading immigration experts present a comprehensive cross-comparative study which sheds light on how  work, welfare and immigration policies can be developed in a more integrated fashion.

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