Publications

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Brexit and Devolution: A New UK Settlement Or The Break-Up Of Britain?

David Gow (May 2018): The new Brexit Paper Series by FES London Office and Social Europe presents the impact of Brexit upon key aspects of UK politics and policy. The first edition focuses on the consequences of Brexit for the state of devolution in the United Kingdom. David Gow, former The Guardian and The Scotsman correspondent and contributor to the Red Paper on Scotland, analyses the constitutional conflict between Westminster and the devolved administrations in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast. He concludes that the UK faces a stark choice between a new political/constitutional settlement or the break-up of Britain.


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Better Together - Brexit, the E3, and the Future of Europe’s Approach towards Iran

Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, Thierry Coville, Damid Ramin Jalilvand (April 2018): The E3 - comprising France, Germany and the UK - has become a cornerstone of international diplomacy towards Iran. In 2003, the E3 initiated negotiations with Tehran. Talks to address the crisis over the Iranian nuclear issue resulted in July 2015, when the Iran nuclear deal was concluded after years of nuclear diplomacy and international sanctions. Today, the Trump administration and Brexit are complicating matters even more.


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Mediating Populism

Sophie Gaston, Peter Harrison-Evans, Philipp Sälhoff, Joris Niggemeier (March 2018): As a joint research project, Demos and Das Progressive Zentrum explore the relationship between media and populism. The report focuses on challenges, journalists in both countries face in relation to the rise of populist parties and narratives. Through the analysis of anonymised interviews, it offers an unprecedented insight into the day-to-day operations in a rapidly changing media landscape.


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Labour's Brexit Dilemma

Andrew Harrop (December 2017): How can Labour respond to the economic and cultural fears that caused the 2016 vote for Brexit? Labour’s dilemma to reconcile the views of cultural liberals and cultural conservatives is being discussed by Andrew Harrop, General Secretary of the Fabian Society.


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New Tricks: Innovative approaches to lifelong learning

Cameron Tait (December 2017): The future of work bears a variety of challenges for governments across the world, to equip workforces for new environments and requirements. This report by Cameron Tait from the Changing Work Centre compares the UK with innovative approaches of lifelong learning in five other countries, such as the white book process "Work 4.0" in Germany.


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What Will Happen to Workers’ Rights after Brexit?

Keith D. Ewing (December 2017): How will Brexit affect workers’ rights? Can current EU-standards like paid holiday or maternity leave be maintained in future agreements? Opportunities and risks of Brexit for workers are being assessed by Professor Keith D. Ewing, President of the Institute of Employment Rights.


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The Brexit Negotiations - What do the British Want?

Sunder Katwala (November 2017): What are the aims of the British government during the Brexit negotiations? And what is their perspective on the alleged contradiction between UK market access and control over migration? What the British want and what they possibly could get shows Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future.


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Rethinking the Existing Economic Model – Pamphlet Launch

Silke Breimaier, Megan Corton Scott and Andrew Robertson (Edt., July 2017): Following our joint “Reimagining the Existing Economic Model” conference in April 2017, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung London and the Fabian Women’s Network launched a pamphlet on new economic thinking with contributions from experts across a variety of sectors. In the pamphlet, leading female thinkers discuss their ideas for a renewal of our economies and the arising challenges for the modern Left.


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Gender Balance of Power – Women’s Representation in Regional and Local Government in the UK and Germany

Carys Roberts (May 2017): Politics in most countries are still very much dominated by men, which leads to a democratic deficit, as half of the population is not properly represented in local, regional or federal governments. The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung London and the Institute for Policy Research (IPPR) published a report that compares the representation of women in the various governments in the UK and Germany. It does not only compare figures but highlights helpful examples from which countries could learn from each other. The research shows that political parties have a crucial gate keeper role in ensuring gender equality in the political arena.


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(In)equality in the Digital Society - Workshop Summary

In November 2016 FES London and the New Economics Foundation (NEF) jointly hosted a workshop in London to discuss and debate new technological trends and how they impact inequality on society. The workshop was attended by representatives from industry, civil society and government, and discussion was stimulated by contributions from Professor Daniel Buhr from the Universität Tübingen, based on research conducted by himself and colleagues, and Annie Quick and Stephen Devlin from NEF. This paper summarises the key points that emerged from the workshop and serves as a basis for further discussion.


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    In partnership with Policy Network and the Aston Centre for Europe, FES London hosted the panel discussion “vEUws on Brexit: the Franco-German...

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    In partnership with Demos and the Berlin-based think-tank Das Progressive Zentrum, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung launched a new report on "Mediating...

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