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The Technological Revolution - What is Progressive Economy?

Progressive Economy Initiative supported by the S&D Group (January 2016): The ‘Journal for a Progressive Economy’ aims to foster an informed and sincere public debate on the economic, social and environmental policy of a progressive economy. The 7th issue ‘Technological Revolution’ features a variety of articles on three different topics: the creation of the right conditions for a new world of work, the possibility of an equal digital revolution and innovation in the digital single market.


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Progressive Politics and the Question of English Votes for English Laws

Colin Miller (June 2015): The question of English Votes for English Laws (EVEL) presents progressives with political and constitutional challenges. This paper, published by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Compass, is based on consultation with MPs and constitutional experts. It recommends a solution based on three elements: dealing with EVEL in an appropriate matter, implementing a deep rooted process of localism and devolution and establishing a constitutional convention that examines the complex question of the relationship between the nations, regions, local government and neighbourhoods and the replacement of the House of Lords with a House of Nations and Regions.


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Wage-led Growth

Engelbert Stockhammer (April 2015): Wage-led growth is an equitable strategy for recovery that realises that wage growth can support demand via consumption expenditures and it can also induce higher productivity growth. The Research Essay provides an overview of the concept of wage-led growth, both as an analytical concept and as an economic policy strategy. It distinguishes between wage-led and profit-led demand regimes and argues that the available evidence indicates that demand in most economies is domestically wage-led.


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A Force for Fairness? What could the European Union do to combat economic inequality?

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and High Pay Centre (April 2015): Most British workers underestimate the importance of the European Union in guaranteeing many of their key rights at work shows a new research published by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the High Pay Centre think-tank. Rights including holiday pay, regular breaks at work and a maximum working week of 48 hours are guaranteed as a result of the EU Working Time Directive, yet just 25 % of those interviewed knew that these rights originated at EU level.


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Understanding Pegida in Context

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Social Europe Journal (Edt., March 2015): The Pegida demonstrations that took place in Dresden and some other big German cities have attracted a significant amount of attention in the media across Europe and beyond. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Social Europe organised a joint project to analyse the Pegida phenomenon and its context. It has provided a fascinating but deeply worrying look beneath the surface of European politics. It has revealed that Pegida and the wider context of European populism are best understood as symptoms of continuing social and economic changes that so far lack convincing political answers. This eBook compiles a series of articles from authors from different European countries, addressing the issue from their respective angle.


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Pegida & Co. - The rise and fall of a populist enterprise

Dieter Rucht (March 2015): After appearing as if out of thin air in Dresden on 13 October 2014, the protest movement Pegida soon spread to several cities in Germany and other European countries, growing larger by the week and sparking an overwhelming amount of media interest. Pegida gives voice to a widespread mood that has so far been expressed primarily in representative surveys and scientific studies, but rarely in a distinctive protest movement. In his paper, the author takes a look at the undercurrents in society that can explain the Pegida phenomenon.


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Welche Wahl hat Großbritannien?

Ulrich Storck (January 2015): The outcome of the upcoming general election in May is anything but predictable. Polls are suggesting that neither Tories nor Labour are going to win an overall majority. Meanwhile the support of UKIP and the SNP is growing and a coalition is more likely. And beside these upcoming events there is the question of a possible Brexit. In his outlook, the author takes a look at the possible outcomes of the general election in May and the different choices and paths for the United Kingdom.


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Inequality and Work in the Second Machine Age

Henning Meyer (December 2014): The digital revolution associated with the Second Machine Age is likely to create major public policy challenges. Inequality in particular, already back at record levels, will be further increased by technological progress and unemployment is likely to rise at least in the transitional period as digital agents become more and more capable. Against this backdrop, policy-makers should think about measures to reduce inequality, incentives to re-allocate the remaining work and ways to safeguard meaningful employment with a public job guarantee.


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The EU and the East in 2030

Scenario Group EU and East 2030 (2014): Four scenarios for relations between the EU, the Russian Federation, and their Common Neighbourhood in 2030 were developed by a multinational Scenario Group over the summer of 2014. The scenarios do not attempt to predict the future, but offer different visions of possible and plausible futures. They can be helpful in enabling decision-makers and stakeholders to adapt their strategies in order to achieve or avoid a certain scenario.


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Building the Good Society in Thailand: Resolving transformation conflict through inclusive compromise

Marc Saxer (October 2014): To overcome the transformation crisis, Thailand’s political, economic, social and cultural order needs to be adapted to cope with the complexity, diversity and permanent conflict of a pluralist society. Such innovation faces resistance by those who are invested in the status quo. Saxer argues that only a broad societal change coalition can build the political muscles needed to implement the necessary paradigm shift. Only a political platform based on inclusive compromise enables social groups with diverging interests and worldviews to join forces to struggle together for a new social contract.


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