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Human Rights Are Investors’ Obligations

Antje Schneeweiß (June, 2020): This study firstly seeks to show, from a civil society perspective, how the human rights due diligence in the »green« EU taxonomy should be implemented. Second, it sets out a proposal for a »social taxonomy«. Both points are dealt with against the backdrop of the great lengths the EU has gone to since 2017 to steer private capital towards sustainable economic activities, putting together in the EU taxonomy a comprehensive definition of environmental sustainability (»green taxonomy«) for the key sectors.


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Internationalism and the Good Society

Clive Lewis (February 2020): This publication is based on a speech given by Clive Lewis, Member of Parliament for Norwich South, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Good Society debate. It is a statement which details the challenges of social democracy, the future of Europe, and reflections on the Good Society.


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Labour After Corbyn

Paul Mason (April 2020): Keir Starmer was announced as Labour’s new leader on 4 April 2020. A career human rights lawyer, his political strategy has been consistent since the 1980s: a socialism based on justice and wealth redistribution, a commitment to internationalism and a vision of the Labour Party as a vehicle for all oppressed and exploited sections of society. Starmer’s pitch to Labour’s estimated 580,000 active members is an end to factionalism. This briefing examines Starmer's positioning during the contest, and what challenges he faces as leader.


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Prinzip Hoffnung: Labour vor den britischen Wahlen 2019

Christos Katsioulis (Dezember 2019): Das Vereinigte Königreich wählt am 12. Dezember ein neues Parlament. Labour ist in

einer besonders verzwickten Lage: die Position zum Brexit ist ein Balanceakt, Labour muss Wahlkreise mit Leave-Mehrheit ebenso verteidigen wie solche mit hohen Remain-Mehrheiten und Parteichef Corbyn ist extrem unbeliebt. Wie stellt sich Labour auf, um mit dieser Lage umzugehen?


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RUSI–FES British–German Dialogue on Defence and Security

On 7 March 2019, RUSI and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) hosted a half-day workshop. This brought together leading UK and German parliamentarians, and leading security and defence experts from both countries to discuss the most salient threats to European security. This report explores the two topics that were discussed on that day: Organising Security in Europe in Times of Insecure Alliances and How to Deal with Russia.


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Is Thursday the New Friday? The Future of Working Time and Hopes for a Four-day Week

Patrick Briône (July 2019): Debate around a four-day week in the UK has been gathering momentum over the last two years, with the trade union movement and Labour Party recently joining calls to shorten the working week. A century of working time reductions in Britain has stalled since the 1980s but public appetite for a shorter working week has not gone away. With the UK facing a decade-long productivity crisis, concerns about presenteeism and a fear that a lot of time spent at work is unproductive, questions are now being seriously asked about whether it is time to push for more working time reductions. This joint report by the Involvement and Participation Association (IPA) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung London sketches the huge potential of a four-day week, as well as the chief obstacles to its introduction.

 

 


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The Legitimacy of the Brexit Referendum and What We Can Learn from It

Sandra Kröger (Januar 2019): Much has been said about the referendum on British membership of the European Union since the 23rd of June 2016. Commentators have mostly focused on the demographics of the result as well as the factors which determined voters’ choices. By contrast, there has been little reflection on how democratically legitimate the referendum process can be said to have been — not least because such reflection can only follow the availability of research findings on the campaign. Addressing the legitimacy of the referendum process not only helps to close a research gap but also opens discussion on what can be learned for future referenda.


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Brexit and the UK's environmental ambitions

The post-Brexit relationship between the UK and the EU will play a key role in shaping the UK’s future environmental ambitions. The UK’s current environmental and climate policy framework is underpinned by a swathe of EU legislation, robust governance structures, and considerable funding and financing opportunities. Once the UK leaves the EU, these relationships could change significantly.


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Working together for a Just Transition

On 14 November 2018 New Economics Foundation in association with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung London Office has published a pamphlet discussing how climate protection and industrial strategy can be combined. During a breakfast event, the pamphlet titled “Working together for a Just Transition”, was subject of intense debate on green jobs for industries and communities, which still depend on fossil fuels.


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The Causes and Cures of Brexit

Neal Lawson (October 2018): The Brexit vote was the biggest single democratic revolution the UK has experienced in decades. In hindsight everyone saw it coming, but at the time the news when it trickled through in the early hours after the close of polling was a seismic shock. It still is. That was because the reasons were so deep and the distance between sections of our country a now obvious chasm. Complexity plus complacency were the causes of a Brexit tsunami that was decades in the making.


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