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The People's Verdict
Author: Claudia Chwalisz
Date:20 June 2017
Adding informed citizen voices to public decision-making
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Mixed feelings: Britain's conflicted attitudes to the EU before the referendum
Author: Sofia Vasilopoulou
Date:07 September 2015

This paper aims to provide a detailed picture of how Britons think about the EU. It shows that there is significant variation in UK support for different EU policies. Beyond economic calculations, emotions also form a key component of people's attitudes towards the EU.

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In search of public approval
Author: Renaud Thillaye
Date:18 December 2014
This paper considers the seriousness of European economic and monetary union 'legitimacy problem'
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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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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.
Democratic Self-Government in Europe
Author: Damian Chalmers
Date:15 May 2013
In September 2012, the Eurobarometer found for the first time that more European citizens considered the EU to be undemocratic than democratic. Responses up to now have focused on how to reform the EU Institutions. This paper takes a different approach. The European Union should only govern when it has democratic authority within a member state.
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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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An EU "fit for purpose" in the global age - Can we rise to the challenge?
Author: Loukas Tsoukalis, Olaf Cramme & Roger Liddle
Date:30 October 2009

Inspired by three volumes of original policy papers on the full range of EU challenges written by leading experts in the field, this synthesis report provides a compact analysis of how the EU needs to evolve and operate if it is to live up to the expectations and hopes of many of its citizens. 

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Rescuing the European project: EU legitimacy, governance and security
Author: Olaf Cramme (ed)
Date:29 October 2009

What exactly is the EU’s “purpose” in the 21st century and what kind of reforms are required to render it “fit”? In this volume, leading thinkers and experts provide compelling answers to issues of legitimacy, governance, internal security and migration.

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Social Justice in the Global Age
Author: Olaf Cramme & Patrick Diamond (ed)
Date:27 March 2009

How can we advance social justice in the light of the new social realities? In this volume, leading international experts offer compelling answers to these questions.

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