Beyond mere electoral considerations – with European elections looming – it remains a crucial task for democrats to understand the reasons for the rise of far-right ideologies. Factors such as the perception of a migration crisis and a degraded public debate serve as catalysts for the proliferation of these ideologies. Access to social infrastructure emerges as a pivotal factor, underscoring the need for comprehensive policies that extend beyond the ballot box.
The European Union is heading towards the next election. In June, we will not only witness the composition of the new European Parliament, but also the lineup of the new European Commission. As of today, prognoses assume a shift to the right, in particular with gains for the national-conservative and far-right fringe parties. Progressives will have to brace for an intensive campaign as the next legislative period requires historic decisions.
For the first time in 13 unlucky years things are looking up for progressives in Britain. To support Labour’s chances to form a new government, Labour Together has been developing a policy and communications strategy based on the idea of security. This reflects both the immediate financial insecurity being felt by many voters but also a more profound sense of uncertainty resulting from the shocks of the last few years.
The first two years of the Biden Administration ushered in a commitment to industrial policy not seen since the days of Lyndon Johnson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. However, recent polling indicates that only 36% of U.S. voters are aware of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), emphasizing the need for persistent storytelling to convey the positive effects of the administration’s industrial policy on job creation, community investments, and addressing climate change in the long term.
Why defence isn’t merely a matter of military security and the ‘peace’ and ‘justice for Ukraine’ advocates are much more similar than they’d like to admit.
Progressive politics and authoritarianism abroad and at home
Why our failure to resist Putin enthusiastically will haunt us and how we can overcome it.
What we need to combine ambitious climate policies with fair pay, decent work, and equitable prosperity.
What is wrong with elections today, and why we should choose our political representatives by lottery instead
“It is quite simple. If in doubt, do not do it.” Urban economist Ramon Marrades on how to build progressive infrastructure.
Longstanding deadlocks over how to pay for the green transition in the US have been breached. What is the next step for climate politics?
Economic growth and political power are again concentrating in the most dynamic regions. How can we counter territorial neglect, discontent and rising populism?