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Progressive lab for sustainable development: From vision to action

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This publication is the result of a joint initiative of FEPS, the S&D group and SOLIDAR, which offers, through the Progressive Lab for Sustainable Development, a space to stimulate young researchers and embrace both policy and academic expertise.
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The Age of Trump: Foreign policy challenges for the left

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The first months of Donald Trump’s presidency have been turbulent ones. We have come to expect the unexpected from the showman in the White House and his team. How should the left respond in these uncertain times? How does a progressive vision for the world fit with the challenges we now face?
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Change work to change society

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The crisis which currently affects western countries forms part of a metamorphosis that continues to upset the capitalist system with truly tragic consequences for the most deprived social groups and society as a whole.
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Pierre Mendes France, the left and modernity: the Caen Conference 1956

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On the 1st 2nd and 3rd November 1956, Pierre Mendes France organised a national conference in Caen to consider and reflect on the changes which were required to be undertaken to further develop research and higher education.
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A life of credit. Preventing over-indebtedness

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To live on credit is to live in fear of social decline. Today, mechanisms exist that allow individuals to escape the downward spiral of over-indebtedness but they are limited. How can we go further?
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The new social contract: a just transition

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Bilbao in the Basque region of Spain.These regional transitions are important because change change will impact on these regions either directly through environmental catastrophe or evolving socio-economic models.
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The Front National and foreign policy

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What are the international strategies of the National Front? Who have the party formed ties with and more specifically who within the European Parliament supports them since the 2014 European elections?
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From Europe to Local: Migrating Solidarity

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Collection of contributions by academics, high level experts and policymakers presenting progressive policy solutions to turn the challenges linked to migration and integration into social and economic opportunities for the European Union and its member states.
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The National Front and the workers: a long history or sudden shift?

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Do a large proportion of the working class vote for the NF? As a genuine member or out of spite? And when did the shift begin? The reality and how the shift to the left developed, including all the central elements are deciphered through the eyes of historians, sociologists and political scientists.
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Delusion and conspiracy theories

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The Research Centre for political radicalism of the Jean-Jaurès Foundation addressed a number of conspiracies and myths perpetuated by conspiracists of yesterday and today.
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The digital economy and the single market

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Promoting a digital strategy could potentially bring substantial economic benefits for Europe as a whole, improve consumers’ access to goods and services, increase productivity and create new employment opportunities.
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The political communication of the refugee crisis in Central and Eastern Europe

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The FEPS – Policy Solutions study investigates the political and communication roots of the current crisis; the characteristic national responses in the Central European region; and the impact the crisis is likely to have on the already substantial populist movement across Europe.
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2015, a year of terror

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How do the French people experience terrorism? And more specifically, how much longer will the executive, and those still loyal to the NF resist? A thorough investigation referencing both quantitative and qualitative data makes the case.
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Delivering Empowered Welfare Societies

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Delivering Welfare Societies is the 10th volume of the FEPS Next Left Book Series. It features an impressive collection of articles, deriving from research conducted by the academics of the FEPS Next Left Focus and Working Groups in the years 2014-2015.
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The Ront-Point speech

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1936, 1981, 2012: for the French people the month of May resonates with the history of the left.
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The left is coming. Home of the Republic!

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Jean-Marie Le Guen puts forward her opinions on how the left can help, how they can oppose the reactionary bloc, provide fresh views that allow us to move forward into 2017 and above all to unite behind a renewed political policy and lead the Republican camp.
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Future Left: Can the left respond to a changing society?

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Right across Europe, mainstream political parties are in retreat. New currents on left and right are confronting the political establishment, and forcing social democrats to face up to some existential questions.
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A Republic for all

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By including all individuals "by default" we gain an insight into how we view justice but this has some limitations. How can we ensure we provide legitimate recognition to others whilst allowing us to live together and accept our differences?
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A Republic for all

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By including all individuals "by default" we gain an insight into how we view justice but this has some limitations. How can we ensure we provide legitimate recognition to others whilst allowing us to live together and accept our differences?
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Léon Blum, Socialism and the Republic

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What challenges did Léon Blum face at the end of the First World War? Communism, fascism, the first global crisis of capitalism and the first time French socialism rose to power: Alain Bergounioux takes a look back on the issues and highlights those which are still applicable to the present day.
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Daesh and the terrorist threat: from the Middle East to Europe

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Islamic terrorist attacks showed a dramatic escala­tion. These essays aims to provide insight into the origins, evolution, principal characteristics, and unique means of recruitment and financing of Islamic terrorist organisations.
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Finance and Industrial Policy. Beyond Financial Regulation in Europe

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This book examines the relationship between finance and industrial development, reviews current studies of banking policy, regulation, and reform, analyses how to achieve sustainable economic recovery in Europe in the post-crisis era and clear and accessible presentation of complex ideas.
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For a Connecting Progressive Agenda. Next Left Vol.9

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For a Connecting Progressive Agenda is the 9th volume of the FEPS Next Left book series. It features the contributions developed in the months of 2013 - 2014 by the researchers assembled within the FEPS Next Left Focus Group and Working Groups respectively
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Gender as symbolic glue

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The position and role of conservative and far right parties in the anti-gender mobilisations in Europe
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Bringing It Home. Making a global deal on climate change a reality

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By Ed Wallis. Published with Fabian Society. What we need in this crucial year for the climate is to find a hopeful story about why COP21 matters, for our values, for our national interest and for our daily lives; that engages us all in the task of our time.
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Problems of Representative Democracy in Europe. A challenge for progressives.

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There are growing concerns about the state of representative democracy in both Eastern and Western Europe. Whether it is the rise of populism, the increase of illiberal tendencies or the expression of outright antidemocratic sentiments, the number of threats is growing
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“Woman Up! 2” A Transatlantic Dialogue

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This book highlights various aspects that need to be taken into consideration when developing a progressive transatlantic gender agenda. The various spheres touched upon in the publication vary from security to religion, from ICT to civil activism, and more.
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Europe was the future once – and it could be once again

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This pamphlet by Mark Leonard sets out a new strategy for how to reinvent the pro-European cause. The different strands of this message start with public concerns about the Europe we have but they try to map out a vision for a British future in a more complex world.
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More Europe Vs. No Europe: Europarties and Euroscepticism in the 2014 European Elections

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This book collects the results of the seminar “More Europe Vs. No Europe: Europarties and Euroscepticism on the Eve of the 2014 European Elections”, celebrated the 7th of April by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies, the Fondazione Italianieuropei and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.
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It's not just about euro

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Massimo d'Alema writes a passionate exhortation for progressives to address the crucial decisions that lie ahead, starting with the forthcoming European elections, armed with a renewed Europeanism that looks to the future with hope.
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Back to Earth. Reconecting people and politics

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In this pamphlet, innovative new research from BritainThinks reveals that change must be rooted in an understanding of what citizens feel is wrong with politics.
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Next Left Vol VIII: Framing a New Progressive Narrative

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"Framing a New Progressive Narrative" emphasises in the need of a longer-term progressive mission than designing "alternative recovery paths". This quest for a different way of thinking begins with a commitment to a belief that ideas still matter.
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Next Left VII: In the Name of Political Union – Europarties on the Rise

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The first chapter of this book focuses on “The Role of Europarties in Shaping the Union”. Secondly, “Progressive Strategies for overcoming the crisis” examines the impact of the crisis on the europarties. These deliberations are complemented by “Innovative ideas in designing the Eurocampaigns”.
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Next Left: For a New Social Deal

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Next Left: For a New Social Deal “Next Left: For a New Social Deal” is the 6th volume of the popular “Next Left” book series. Published together by FEPS and Renner Institut, it includes articles that translate progressive values into a new narrative. The authors identify building blocks for a...
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The Changing Faces of Populism: Systemic Challengers in Europe and the US

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This book was born out of a joint conference of the three foundations involved. It offers a selection of case studies to reflect the diversity and wide spectrum of populist movements that presently exist in Europe and North America. It provides a snapshot of groups ranging from new street ...
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Progressive Policy Making for the European Union

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The EU needs more progressive policy-making to overcome its current crisis and to develop its potential as a progressive project. Building on many debates which took place across europe and abroad involving thousands of actors over the last years, this book provides a consistent sequence of analysis
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Call to Europe III: Conference contributions

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Looking towards the European elections in 2014, Call to Europe III debated an alternative social and economic approach for Europe and the importance of building European solidarity as a whole. Read the interesting and stimulating contributions submitted by 18 experts.
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Renaissance for Europe - 10 provoking thoughts

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The ambition of this initiative was to reengage progressive leaders and citizens in a political discussion about the state of the UE and the desired directions of integration. Thanks to Dr Ania Skrzypek who drafted ten provoking thoughts that these exchanges inspired, the conversation will continue
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Progressive Politics after the Crash - Governing from the Left

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'Progressive Politics after the Crash: Governing from the Left' is edited by Olaf Cramme, Patrick Diamond and Michael McTernan and produced in collaboration with Policy Network Those who hoped the collapse of financial markets would usher in the end of neoliberalism and rehabilitate support for...
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Reframing industrial relations

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Creating an inclusive labour market and effective industrial relations are a necessity in order to make decent work a reality for all. This recommendations booklet came from a project called "Making Industrial Relations work for Decent Work" developed by FEPS and SOLIDAR.
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The Eurozone and the need for a paradigm shift

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A clear assessment of the European institutional foundation and economic policies is needed if Europe wants to embark on a new developmental trajectory where job creation, equity, and growth are at the core.
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Women up! Political, business and academic perspectives on women’s representation

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Woman up! was the title of the 4th edition of the transatlantic dialogue seminar on gender issues which was organised in Oct. 2012 by FEPS with the support of FJJ.It raises awareness about the most pressing challenges and gives an overview of concrete proposals to attain gender equality.
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Democratic Legitimacy and Political Leadership in the European Union

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Towards the 2014 European Elections, the EU must be able to re-establish the primacy of politics over economics and encourage the development of a Europe-wide public sphere says this book edited by FEPS with Italianieuropei, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung into the research programme « Next Left »
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Europe, Our Common Future. Celebrating 20 years of the Party of European Socialists

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This jubilee book presents a unique record of the history of the socialist family and its development within the uniting Europe. It was launched on 18th February 2013 at the occasion of the PES establishments’ anniversary.
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The Great Rebalancing: How to Fix the broken economy?

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In this book published by FEPS with the Fabian Society, senior economists and policy experts set out significant and specific new proposals for what rebalancing the British and European economy actually means in practice, seeking to put flesh on the bone on calls for a more ‘responsible capitalism’
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Strengthening the Africa-EU Partnership on Peace and Security: How to Engage African Regional Organizations and Civil Society

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This study commissioned by FEPS to the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) analyses the sub-optimal involvement of two main stakeholders, namely African regional organizations - Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and Regional Mechanisms (RMs) - and civil society actors, especially NGO.
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Strategic issues for the EU10 countries - Main positions and implications for EU policy-making

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The countries in focus are Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
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EU Enlargement Anno 2012. A Progressive Engagement

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The books is divided in three parts: “Lessons learned”, “A never ending hurdle?” and “Beyond promises” aimed at offering a renewed progressive engagement to enlargement policy.
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Next Left: Building New Communities. Notes from the Transatlantic Dialogue of Dialogues

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“Next Left: Building New Communities. Notes from the Transatlantic Dialogue of Dialogues” captures the leading threads of the inspiring debate on the future of progressivism from three continents.
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The shape of things to come: labour’s new thinking

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These essays explore where the several new national political debates opened by Ed Miliband could take British Labour – and there is a striking coherence, radicalism and optimism about the future they see.
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NEXT LEFT VOL.IV Progressive Values for the 21st century

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“Progressive Values for the 21st century” is the 4th Volume of the popular“Next Left” book series, which since 2009 features noteworthy contributions to the pan-European debate on the renewal of social democracy.
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NEXT LEFT VOL.III “Towards a New Strategy”

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“Towards a New Strategy” constitutes the 3rd Volume of the “Next Left”Books’ Series, of which the previous two: “Renewing Social Democracy – Contributions to a pan-European Debate” and “The Leaders’ Visions for Europe’s Future” were enthusiastically received respectively in 2009 and 2010.
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MAKING EUROPE NOBEL LAUREATE IN EDUCATION

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In the year 2000 the leaders of the European Union launched the goal that the EU ought to become the most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy in the world by 2010. But, as we know today, this is not the case. At the opposite: Europe has lost ground over the last ten years.
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THE EURO-MEDITERRANEAN DIALOGUE: PROSPECTS FOR AN AREA OF PROSPERITY AND SECURITY

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The official starting point of the EU-Mediterranean relations – after the less known Global Mediterranean Policy (GMP) launched in the 1970s – was the ambitious initiative of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EMP, or Barcelona Process), established by the Euro-Mediterranean Conference of Ministers
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EUROPE’S LEFT IN THE CRISIS

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Pamphlet edited by Ernst Stetter and Sunder Katwala, with editorial support from Ania Skrzypek, Tim Horton and Ed Wallis. Published by FEPS and Fabian Society...
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GERMANY IN AND WITH AND FOR EUROPE

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Those with a sense of history know that many of the world’s great political projects have emerged from periods of conflict followed by subsequent cooperation and consensus-building. This was certainly the case with the “European project” and its present manifestation, the European Union.
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RETHINKING SOCIAL RISK IN THE NORDICS

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The Nordic welfare regimes have been for long characterised by effective management of social risk, which has led to high levels economic competitiveness, social cohesion and well-being in all Nordic countries.
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AUSTERITY IS NOT THE SOLUTION!

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Edited by FEPS with the financial support of the European Parliament, this book provides contributions from various academic and political leaders engaged in the debate about the framework of the future of economic policy in Europe.
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FAIR, ROBUST AND SUSTAINABLE. A RECEIPE FOR EUROPE’S GROWTH

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Co-produced by FEPS and Italianieuropei, this book, which includes contributions by some of the most authoritative experts on infrastructure development and welfare reform, sets out to address the crucial and topical question of European growth from transnational perspectives.
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DIVIDED THEY STAND

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The uprising which erupted in Syria in March 2011 has become the most protracted and destabilizing of all the revolutions now sweeping the Arab world. With the government weakened but the regime largely intact, the opposition has little hope of defeating Assad on its own.
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NEXT LEFT VOL.II. The Leaders' Vision for Europe's Future

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The Leaders' Vision for Europe's Future. 2009 was a turning point for social democracy across the continent. After numerous disappointing electoral results, in particular the European elections, it has become an imperative to discuss the reasons for the decline in support for leftwing parties.
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NEXT LEFT VOL.I Renewing Social Democracy

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Renewing Social Democracy Contributions to a European-wide debate A project realised with the support of the Karl Renner Institute with the contribution of the national foundations that are members of FEPS.
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