Onwards and Upwards

Delivering on the Promise of Progress

Our societies are at a turning point. The task ahead for progressives is to create a pathway beyond the current crises. This year’s Summit Reader offers a selection of progressive takes on how to deliver on the promise of progress.

If You Really Want The ‘Zeitenwende’, Listen to the EU’s North-Eastern Flank

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.

Das war der Progressive Governance Summit 2022

Wie kann das progressive Lager auf die Poly-Krise reagieren? Mit dieser Leitfrage beschäftigten sich internationale Spitzenpolitiker:innen beim Progressive Governance Summit in Berlin.

Joining Forces in Times of Crises

Progressive politics and authoritarianism abroad and at home
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The Left’s Fatal Longing for Life as Usual

Why our failure to resist Putin enthusiastically will haunt us and how we can overcome it.
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A Trade Unionist’s Guide to Shaping a Just Transition

What we need to combine ambitious climate policies with fair pay, decent work, and equitable prosperity.
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The Geography of Discontent: Helping Fallen Behind Places

Economic growth and political power are again concentrating in the most dynamic regions. How can we counter territorial neglect, discontent and rising populism?

Another Democratic Future is Possible

What is wrong with elections today, and why we should choose our political representatives by lottery instead

On Progressive Infrastructure

“It is quite simple. If in doubt, do not do it.” Urban economist Ramon Marrades on how to build progressive infrastructure.

US Climate and Industrial Policy: What We've Won, What Comes Next

Longstanding deadlocks over how to pay for the green transition in the US have been breached. What is the next step for climate politics?

The Progressive Dilemma: Social Europe at a Crossroads

How populism and the twin shocks of 2016 have, at the same time, bolstered and smothered EU incentives for more social integration

Herausgeber:innen

Patrick Diamond

Circle of Friends
Patrick Diamond ist Dozent für Public Policy an der Queen Mary University in London, Vice Chair und Research Director des britischen Partner Think Tanks Policy Network und Mitglied im Circle of Friends des Progressiven Zentrums.

Emma Gasster

Projektassistentin
Emma hat im April 2022 als Praktikantin im Kommunikationsteam begonnen. Ihren Bachelor in Politik-und Rechtswissenschaft absolvierte sie an der Universität Bremen, wo sie jetzt auch im Master Sozialpolitik studiert. Dabei forscht sie vor allem zur Entstehung und Entwicklung öffentlicher Meinungen, besonders in Relation zum Sozialstaat, und deren Einfluss auf politische Entscheidungsfindung. Zuvor war sie bereits als Lokaljournalistin tätig, unterstützte das Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik (SOCIUM) und absolvierte Praktika im Repräsentantenhaus der USA und bei der Bertelsmann Stiftung.
Progressive Governance: Rise or Demise – How Democracies Can Withstand Authoritarian Attacks
New "Talking Progress" Podcast episode: A conversation between Anne Applebaum and Wolfgang Schmidt
Empowering Cities: Building Urban and Transatlantic Infrastructure
What are successful approaches and polices to the most pressing issues for German and US cities? How can cities and international networks strengthen the transatlantic partnership?
Empowering Cities: A Blueprint for Urban Progress
City leaders share the same worries: Climate change, rising inequality, housing insecurity and health inequity, to name a few. They talk about working towards progress. But how can a city’s development in these areas really be assessed?
Empowering Cities: Forging a Transatlantic Dialogue
Does Germany struggle with its unhoused populations the same way as cities in the United States do? What can the U.S. learn from Germany when it comes to improving public transportation infrastructure?

Florian Ranft

Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung und Leiter | Green New Deal
Florian Ranft ist Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung und verantwortet den Schwerpunkt "Green New Deal" des Progressiven Zentrums. Zuvor war er Head of Policy and International bei Policy Network und Senior Research Analyst beim Centre for Progressive Policy, zwei Londoner Think-Tanks. Davor hat er an den Universitäten in Frankfurt und Greifswald in den Bereichen politische Soziologie und internationaler Politik gelehrt und geforscht.
Progressive Governance: Rise or Demise – How Democracies Can Withstand Authoritarian Attacks
New "Talking Progress" Podcast episode: A conversation between Anne Applebaum and Wolfgang Schmidt
Die Übergangenen – Strukturschwach & Erfahrungsstark
Eine Studie zur Bedeutung regionaler Perspektiven für die Große Transformation
Fortschritt mit Geschwindigkeit 2022+
SPD, Grüne und FDP als Parteien des Fortschritts
Germany’s Political Turning Point: Just Change or Also Progress?
New "Talking Progress" Podcast episode: Ricarda Lang and Tobias Dürr analyse the German election

Patrick Diamond

Circle of Friends

Emma Gasster

Projektassistentin

Florian Ranft

Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung und Leiter | Green New Deal

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