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Is the football bubble about to burst? The case for financial regulation in football

Richard Bouigue, Pierre Rondeau A short abstract: While football’s growth figures are exceptional, the risk that the ‘football bub- ble’ will burst cannot be ignored and the view from behind the scenes is not so bright. Football is a globalised sport under constant media scrutiny and is also a social reality. Richard Bouigue, Deputy Mayor […]

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The Security–Migration– Development nexus revised: A perspective from the Sahel

Bernardo Venturi The nexus of security, migration and development in Africa is cru- cial, but certainly not only because of the flows of migrants coming to Europe. It is evident that devel- opment, migration, peace and security are connected in several ways, but more light needs to be shed on the concrete effects of their […]

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The other democratic deficit: A toolbox for the EU to safeguard democracy in Member States

Expert Group of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung This publication makes a number of concrete suggestions on how the EU can safeguard and pro- mote democracy in its Member States. The suggestions include monitoring, conditionality of EU funds, judicial enforcement by the European Union, the support of civil society through a new fund for NGOs and the appointment […]

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Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

Anneliese Dodds, Chi Onwurah and Rachel Reeves How household incomes can grow the way they used to The UK economy may be growing but most households are not feeling the benefit. Stagnating wages, a rise in insecure work, public spending cuts and regional inequalities have all contributed to a squeeze on family incomes. What do […]

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Malta to allow 16 and 17 year olds to vote

Aaron Farrugia Malta Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds and Social Dialogue In March, Malta’s Parliament unanimously approved a constitutional amendment that will allow 16 and 17 year olds to vote in general elections. This is a natural step forward in Malta’s journey of progressive social reform, especially given that the Labour Government had already granted […]

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Are we worse off than our parents? What the data tell us

Ignacio Martín Granados The economic, social and insti- tutional crisis in recent years in Spain has opened up a big gap between the generations. That distance is very evident between two population groups, the baby boomers and the Millennials. To understand the problems of the young and the risks of this generational gap the Felipe […]

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Living with uncertainty: the social implications of precarious work

Sinead Pembroke, Alicja Bobek, James Wickham This report maps out the nature and extent of precarious work in Ireland today, as well as its effects on the personal choices and quality of life of those engaged in precarious employment activities. The report explores precarious work’s implications for maintaining health and accessing healthcare services, finding housing, […]

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The effects of financialisation on investment: evidence from firm-level data for the UK

Daniele Tori and Özlem Onaran This paper estimates the effects of financialisation on physical investment in the UK using panel data based on balance sheets of publicly listed non-financial com-panies supplied by Worldscope for the period from 1985 until 2013. We find robust evidence of an adverse effect of not only financial pay- ments (interests […]

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Denmark on the path of poverty

By: The Economic Council of The Labour Movement (ECLM) Inequality in Denmark is one of the lowest in the world. Even so, the gap between the rich and poor has been growing rapidly in recent years. While the income of the richest Danes has increased remarkably, the number of people living in poverty is on […]

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Mondoperaio

By: Various authors / Associazione Socialismo Mondoperaio is a monthly publication founded by Pietro Nenni in 1948. The magazine is currently directed by Mr. Luigi Covatta. Mondoperaio focuses on features and contributions from academics, scholars and political leaders in the liberal and center-leftist political area. The magazine led a campaign promoting membership of the Democratic […]

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