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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.
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.
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.
Takeovers and the Public Interest
Author: Aeron Davis, David Offenbach, Richard Stevens & Nick Grant
Date:04 July 2013
For the last three decades annual percentage rises in executive pay for large FTSE companies in the UK have grown at a rate far outstripping those of both company growth and productivity rates while at the same time real wages have fallen for the majority of low and middle income earners. One driver of this trend is that financial activity including takeover activity, has become increasingly short-termist in nature.
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.

Immigration, Work and Welfare
Author: Elena Jurado, Grete Brochmann & Jon Erik Dølvik
Date:20 February 2013
This new Policy Network paper is drawn from the introduction of Europe's Immigration Challenge, edited by Elena Jurado & Grete Brochmann. In the book 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.
A Progressive Economic Strategy
Author: Wendy Carlin
Date:11 October 2012
A way of looking at the challenges for a progressive economic strategy is to see the complementarity among policies that: boost innovation; reduce inequality in assets and in market income; and foster the growth of good jobs in the labour-absorbing service sector.
Steering Europe out of the Crisis
Author: Loukas Tsoukalis
Date:10 October 2012
Europe must avoid at all costs a prolonged double-dip recession, with the weakest members of the Eurozone leading a desperate suicide dance. The key challenges lie in balancing the burden of adjustment between creditors and debtors, regaining confidence in the irreversibility of Europe’s currency union and restoring the political capacity of both national and European institutions to transform market driven democracies into democratically regulated markets.
Governing as Social Democrats
Author: Patrick Diamond
Date:09 October 2012
The redistributive model of the state is in crisis. Post-crisis social democracy should be animated by a dual mission: pursuing resilience in our societies and institutions; and structural reforms geared towards sustainable growth and human capital investment.
On Growth
Author: Larry Summers
Date:17 September 2012
Four years into the crisis, the industrial world has reached a moment of extraordinary importance in political economy.

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