Dr. Florian RanftTeam
Selected PublicationsWork in the Digital Age: Challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (mit Max Neufeind und Jacqueline O'Reilly, 2018), London/New York: Rowman & Littlefield.
Freeing the Road: Shaping the future for autonomous vehicles (mit Martin Adler, Patrick Diamond, Eugenia Guerrero & Matthew Laza), Policy Network Special Report (November 2016).
Aiming High: Progressive Politics in a High-Risk, High-Opportunity Era (2016), London/New York: Rowman & Littlefield.
On the brink of Brexit: How the referendum puts the future of Britain and Europe at great risk, in: Neue Gesellschaft/Frankfurter Hefte - Journal of Social Democracy, (2016) 1, 29-31.
Was für die EU und Großbritannien auf dem Spiel steht (mit Roger Liddle), Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Berlin (2015).
In our workshop on data rights policymakers, activists, and citizen engagement groups came together to discuss their personal thoughts and feelings on data rights and data ownership. Understanding and dealing with the challenges around data rights calls for a comprehensive social perspective on data. One of the main findings was that new regulatory frameworks need to be evolved in order to implement the requests for more agency over how data about us is used and more insight into how automated decisions are made about us.
Das Progressive Zentrum introduces a new governing structure New leadership will strengthen the programme areas
After innovating its governing structure, Das Progressive Zentrum is now led by an extended executive team, which is comprised of the Executive Director as well as three Heads of Programmes, the Head of Office and the Head of Communications.
Please join us for a workshop on the topic of data rights. The Open Data Institute and the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce will first present their research project on data rights in the UK, followed by a response from Adriana Groh, Director Prototype Fund at the Open Knowledge Foundation. Together we shall then look to understand the wider public debate on data rights in Germany and locate any research or engagement gaps, to then assess potential areas of collaboration.
The challenge of putting climate action and sustainability at the centre of politics is huge. Even though the need for a comprehensive transformation is unquestionable and public support enormous, there is no consensus on how to get there. Crucial for progressive climate politics is the reform of economic and social institutions as well as the collaboration of social movements with different backgrounds and objectives.
The paper shows how we can remain capable of acting in times of technological change. For this purpose, the authors have chosen a three-dimensional approach, which comprises society as a whole, the economic system as well as the individual.
How can new technologies work best for society? In partnership with a diverse consortium of partners from academia, civil society, the public and private sector, Das Progressive Zentrum launched the innovation series #Tech4Society. The kick-off event shed new light on value creation and technological change in modern economies. Continuing the series in 2020 with a series of workshops we will dive deep into developing concepts for economic, societal and individual progress through new tech.
In their new Working Paper, Daniela Blaschke and Florian Ranft show how we, as a society, can stay capable of acting in times of technological change.
Find out, how new technologies can work best for society. We have some great experts and guests for you tonight!
New innovation series: #Tech4Society How can new technologies work best for society?
With the innovation series #Tech4Society, Das Progressive Zentrum sheds new light on technological change, together with partners from academia, the public and private sector, and civil society.
Am Mittwoch Abend des 16. Oktober 2019 trafen führende Köpfe aus Wissenschaft, Politik und Wirtschaft aufeinander um über die Herausforderungen der Zukunft der Arbeit zu diskutieren.
The study provokes a socio-political debate on the future of work. Based on interviews with 50 experts, the authors identify four core-challenges, give ten policy recommendations and sketch a concept for an inclusive digital transformation.
Measuring tomorrow´s work and economy 2019 I Barry Colfer & Florian Ranft
The study analyses insights from 50 expert interviews in the UK, France and Germany and takes a deeper look on how tomorrow’s work will change the economy and society.
For the global community, transitioning to a more sustainable energy system is a must. But change requires challenging existing norms, and social and economic institutions. A Just Transition acknowledges that the social, environmental and economic aspects matter, and are a crucial component of the energy transition. This Policy Brief builds a bridge between foreign policy and the underlying economic and social changes which arise as part of the challenges of the energy transition.
400 progressives from 21 countries joint the Progressive Governance Symposium 2019 to reimagine the social contract and build communities for change. One keynote managed to set the frame for the day.
Two of the sessions will be broadcasted via web streaming from 10.30 – 11.15 for the opening remarks discussion and again at 17.30 – 20.15 to see the Progressive Governance Leaders Debate.
Among the guests are Maja Göpel, Robert Habeck, Marije Laffeber, Tim Ryan, Stephan Weil and many more leading and emerging academics, activists and decision-makers from Europe and the US that are coming together to discuss their ideas for rejuvenating the progressive movement. How can progressive politics counter nationalism? How can we shift to a more sustainable and inclusive economic system? How can we ensure that everyone has a share in progress?
Join us for the Leaders Debate and Celebrating Spring Party of the Progressive Governance Symposium 2019. The event takes place on 25 April 2019, starting at 5.30 pm.
The British Council, Das Progressive Zentrum and Policy Network are interested in hearing and promoting your ideas for fostering cultural exchange between the United Kingdom, Germany and Europe.
A total of 16 outstanding progressive thinkers and practitioners will add to the intellectual life within the think-tank in our three programme areas “International Relations”, “Future of Democracy” and “Structural Change”, and elaborate on new thematic threads such as “Digital Democracy”, “Corporate Citizenship” and “Democratic Debate Culture”.
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.