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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.
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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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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The Risk-Reward Nexus
Author: William Lazonick & Mariana Mazzucato
Date:26 November 2012
This paper offers a new perspective on why 'smart' innovation-led growth has not led to 'inclusive growth'. It argues that there is a disproportionate balance between the 'collective' distribution of risk taking in the innovation process (e.g. 'open innovation'), and the increasingly narrow distribution of the rewards.
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A Centre-Left Project for New Times
Author: Policy Network & Wiardi Beckman Stichting
Date:16 April 2012
A Centre-Left Project for New Times present a distinctive political strategy which sets out how left-of-centre parties can turn the tide of stagnation and attain a new vibrancy and radicalism.

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 In the Black Labour
Author: Graeme Cooke, Adam Lent, Anthony Painter & Hopi Sen
Date:02 December 2011
In the Black Labour: Why fiscal conservatism and social justice go hand-in-hand is a new Policy Network discussion paper which aims to start a debate in the Labour movement on how to achieve fiscal sustainability.
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What Mutualism Means for Labour
Author: Policy Network
Date:26 October 2011
Labour thinkers, politicians and academics develop a clear vision of what mutualism means for Labour and how it can be used to drive forward the social democratic project and serve as a model of post-crisis economic reform in both the public and private sector.
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Exploring the cultural challenges to social democracy
Author: The Amsterdam Process
Date:16 March 2011
Popular concerns over culture, migration and identity are of considerable importance to the future of European social democracy; their neglect marks a significant weakness and vulnerability.This substantial new Amsterdam Process publication confronts the choices and dilemmas facing centre-left parties.
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Challenging the politics of evasion
Author: Olaf Cramme, Patrick Diamond & Roger Liddle
Date:04 December 2009

In challenging and contesting the "politics of evasion" this new Policy Network paper offers a candid assessment of the centre-left's current predicament, setting out a path for a much needed period of ideological renewal. 

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