The study’s design and results have led to an overwhelmingly positive reception in Germany and created great interest in other countries. To take the debate to the European level, the study has now been translated into English and French
Work in the Digital Age: Challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution 2018 | Max Neufeind, Florian Ranft, Jacqueline O'Reilly
Shining a light on the very different experiences of work in the digital age, this book provides a unique contribution to the reform discussion on the consequences of the fourth industrial revolution. Drawing on a wide range of international expertise, the contributors to this volume examine important policy challenges arising from the transformation of work as a result of the introduction of digital technology at work.
How can progressive public policy shape work in the digital age? In the comprehensive volume “Work in the Digital Age”, Das Progressive Zentrum’s Policy Fellows Max Neufeind and Florian Ranft as well as co-editor Jacqueline O’Reilly (University of Sussex) identify potential risks and develop an agenda to make work fit for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Their book brings together the analyses of more than 50 policy experts from across the globe.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is challenging the future of work. Technological change and automation risk making jobs redundant. But the naysayers are wrong. Automation doesn’t mean the end of work – we just need to get ready for the changes on the horizon.
The platform economy reinforces current labour market trends, enhancing inequalities and opening the door to discrimination. It lacks sustainability and poses a threat to the environment. But it does not mean the ‘end of employment’ – if companies and regulators take action.
How can progressive politics create innovative public policy able to engage with the challenges of work in the digital age? Das Progressive Zentrum’s Policy Fellows Max Neufeind and Florian Ranft as well as Jacqueline O’Reilly are the editors of the book “Work in the Digital Age” and urge us to update, recharge and reload the concept of work in society to make it fit for the fourth industrial revolution.
Civil society actors from six European countries present their policy recommendations on sustainable growth in Europe.
Civil society actors from six European countries present their policy recommendations on social cohesion in Europe.
Civil society actors from six European countries present their policy recommendations on migration and integration in Europe.
Civil society actors from six European countries present their policy recommendations on populism in Europe.
Ebook: “The Future of the Visegrad Group” 2018 | Ania Skrzypek, Maria Skóra (eds.)
The ebook examines internal developments within the Visegrad Group and sketches scenarios for its engagement at the European level. Distinguished scholars and renowned political figures from the region contributed to this publication, presented jointly by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies and Das Progressive Zentrum.
How could populist movements become that strong in France, Italy and Germany? And how can progressives push back their influence? Eight proposals.
Populism is everywhere these days. Not only as a phenomenon but also as a topic in political discourse. Yet, the closer you look at it, the more you will realize that populism is quite a messy term. It signifies everything from an unease towards dissent, to the fear of a weakened democracy. More importantly, once you get a grip on how you define the term you will realize that populism may be destructive and inflammatory but is not the real problem. It is mostly a symptom for fundamental conflicts in society.
The Democracy Lab, a project launched in April 2017 within “Das Progressive Zentrum”, presents its first Discussion Paper. It focuses on the reasons why we need better democratic institutions, more flexible and agile processes, and new mental models to adapt our democratic system to the current challenges of the 21st century. The paper essentially calls for a debate on the architecture of liberal democracy.
Alexander Gauland, Vice-Chair of the right-wing populist party “Alternative für Deutschland”, claims that the migration agenda adopted by the EU Commission on 13 May 2015 equates to the creation of a ‘Europe-wide resettlement program’. This factsheet investigates whether there is truth to such an assertion.
Download the English version of this factsheet here.
This factsheet is a product of the 2017 project “TruLies – The Truth about Lies on Europe” in cooperation with the Institute on European Politics (IEP) and supported by Stiftung Mercator.
The U.S. President’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement does not only undermine the international rules-based system; it also isolates America and harms the American people. European reactions so far are decisive: Germany, France, and Italy all stand united and behind the Paris Agreement.
Only a few months ago the Myth Martin Schulz seemed to have pulled the Social Democratic Party out of their ongoing plight. A glance at the outcomes of the most recent state elections in North Rhine-Westphalia however, seem to indicate otherwise. Yet, how significant are the outcomes of the state elections for the future of the party on a national level? Or has the proclaimed “Schulz-Effekt” already worn off?
The Länder election in the Saarland is a dampener for the SPD. Nevertheless, Martin Schulz is bringing hope to the center-left all over Europe. The former president of the European Parliament is benefitting from the fact that the EU is seen as an increasingly positive issue in Germany. To remain successful, he must make tough policy choices and answer questions on how the SPD will finance its promises.
Die direkte Beteiligung von Parteimitgliedern ist derzeit nicht nur rhetorisch en vogue: Viele Parteien haben in den letzten Dekaden ihre Beteiligungsarchitekturen ausgebaut und versprechen die weitere Stärkung des „Mitmach“-Gedankens. Dabei wurden in der Debatte bisher jedoch einige Aspekte nur unzureichend adressiert. In diesem Papier geben wir Antworten auf die Frage, was die Herausforderungen und die Maßstäbe für gute Mitgliederbeteiligung sind. Unser Fazit: Die deutschen Parteien sollten die Möglichkeiten für innerparteiliche Beteiligung weiter ausbauen ohne dabei wesentliche Qualitätsmaßstäbe aus dem Blick zu verlieren, wie wir sie im Folgenden systematisch skizzieren.
Weitere Informationen zu dem Projekt “Legitimation und Selbstwirksamkeit: Zukunftsimpulse für die Parteiendemokratie” sind auf www.parteireform.org zu finden.
Ein gelungener Konzeptband geht der wichtigen Frage nach, an welchen Maßstäben sich Politik heute messen lassen muss.