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Changing everything – and how to

With the battle of ideas in full swing on how to try to spend our way out of the Covid19-induced economic meltdown, the question arises what kind of economy we actually want, and how to get there. The British economist Ann Pettifor’s ‘The Case for the Green New Deal‘, even though published half a year…

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Res Publica Europae – a European Union of the citizens

In ‘Why Europea Should become a Republic!‘, Ulrike Guérot analyses the crisis of the European Union with profound criticism and shrewd observation. “The blueprint for Europe is missing,” she notes. The way to a Res Publica with transnational democracy is blocked by the nation states and their selfish interests. Therefore, Europe is not prepared for…

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Populism as a reflection on our democracies’ shortcomings

The past few years have been marked by an unprecedented increase in the weight of populist parties. In many countries, they are now setting the tone of the debate. Not only are they shaping these countries’ domestic politics, they also have disruptive effects on the international order. This process has come like an avalanche. The…

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EU Climate Diplomacy Politics, Law and Negotiations

Heightening diplomatic capabilities to address climate change is directly linked to the increasing threat it poses and is undoubtedly a defining new policy of our times. Significant developments regarding climate diplomacy have been established at EU level which take the substantial risk for our economic, social and environmental well-being into consideration. This timely book on…

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Hedge: A Greater Safety Net for the Entrepreneurial Age

Hedge: A Greater Safety Net for the Entrepreneurial Age

Where do prosperity and economic security come from? Nicolas Colin explores how society has changed over the last three decades as a result of the technological revolution that has swept through the whole economy and led to the emergence of new businesses. He analyses the transformation of our society by examining the rise of populism…

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Work in the Digital Age Challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Work in the Digital Age brings together more than 50 world-leading experts and policy practitioners who address the implications of automation, stagnant productivity, and increasing levels of inequality within and between countries – and equip progressives with powerful tools to reshape the future of work for the benefit of society. Dramatic predictions of job losses…

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Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

An insider’s investigation of how the global elite’s efforts to “change the world” not only don’t do that – but pre- serve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems in the first place, which they later seek to solve. The former New York Times columnist takes us into a world where…

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Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World

From a prizewinning economic historian, an eye-opening analysis of the financial meltdown and economic downturn affecting the global economy over the last decade. Tooze offers a clear explanation of the mechanisms that produced the crisis and an account of the tentative responses to it. The book shows how the the European and American financial systems…

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Facing the Anthropocene

According to the author, we are facing a radical transformation of our physical environment. This transformation is not limited to increased pollution or rising temperatures, but is part of a global crisis caused by human activity. For humanity to survive, radical social change and the replacement of fossil capitalism by an ecological civilization, eco-socialism, are…

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Une autre fin du monde est possible

Can we survive the end of our world? How could we deal with it? The book’s three authors explain the popular notion of “collapsology”, the study of the collapse of our industrial civilisation and what could succeed it. By defining its objective (learning to live with bad news and sudden and progressive changes in the…

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