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Global Progress: Making Progressive Politics Work

April 23, 2014

Policy Network

Canada 2020 is part of a global network of like-minded think tanks that together comprise Global Progress. Launched by the Center for American Progress, the initiative is a modern take on Bill Clinton’s vision for a “third way”: that is, an international exchange of ideas that will fuel the creation and implementation of progressive policies around the world.

Making Progressive Politics Work: A Handbook of Ideas is a collection of essays from the organizations and thinkers in Global Progress’ network, organized and published by the U.K.-based Policy Network. Divided into two sections – Future Wealth Creation, and Jobs, Wages and Skills of the Future – the publication is required reading for Canadian progressives.

Download the publication here.

  • INTRODUCTION
    • How social democracy can triumph in the 5 – 75 – 20 society, Policy Network
  • FUTURE WEALTH CREATION – Governance & Politics
    • The smart state, Philippe Aghion
    • Techno optimism, Will Hutton
    • The future of inequality, Thomas Piketty
    • The free-market fantasy, Jacob Hacker
    • The deflation trap, Andrew Gamble
    • Beyond free markets and compensatory redistribution, Monika Sie
    • Will the return of economic growth mean rising wages for workers?, Gavin Kelly
    • Making capitalism work, Eric Beinhocker & Nick Hanauer
    • The role of the state in furthering growth, Vicky Pryce
    • Driving innovation and productivity, Robert D. Atkinson
    • An inclusive growth agenda, Tim Besley & John Van Reenen
    • The case for pro-growth progressivism, Michael Mandel
    • Predistribution and monetary policy, Thomas Aubrey
    • Towards a learning economy, Peter van Lieshout & Robert Went
    • Extending the domain of global governance, Saskia Sassen
    • Cities are the future of effective democracy, Benjamin Barber
    • Ethnic diversity and the future of social solidarity, Bo Rothstein
    • Addressing the underlying causes of populism, René Cuperus
  • JOBS, WAGES AND SKILLS OF THE FUTURE
    • The rise of the service economy, Anne Wren
    • Clinging on to a middle class life?, Brian Bell & Stephen Machin
    • Technological change and new work, Carl Benedikt Frey & Michael Osborne
    • Robots and progressive politics, Alan Manning
    • The societal impact of technology, Maarten Goos
    • Embracing low-end service jobs, Lane Kenworthy
    • The future of manufacturing, Julie Madigan
    • Six job creation fallacies, Frans Bieckmann
    • Avoiding a prolonged period of jobless growth, Paul de Beer
    • Fighting new intergenerational and skill inequalities, Bruno Palier
    • Women and labour market risk, Silja Häusermann
    • Investing in female labour, Moira Nelson
    • The motherhood penalty, Dalia Ben-Galim
    • Preparing young people for a changing labour market, Alan Brown
    • Escaping Europe’s middle age trap, Edoardo Campanella
    • Social investment for long-term recovery, Anton Hemerijck
    • Radically rethinking the welfare benefits system, Ian Mulheirn
    • Towards a proactionary welfare state, Steve Fuller
    • Skills formulation must become everybody’s business, Andreas Schleicher
    • Rethinking education in the digital age, Tom Kenyon
    • STEM growth, Averil Macdonald
    • Europe needs a talent offensive, Christal Morehouse

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