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Living with uncertainty: the social implications of precarious work

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, having children and accessing childcare services....

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

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 and dividends) but also financial...

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Denmark on the path of poverty

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 the rise too. Today, the richest 10% of Danes...

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Mondoperaio

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 Party to the PES. The January...

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SOLIDAR Social Progress Watch 2016 – A guideline to a rights-based approach for the European Pillar of Social Rights

This report presents the main findings and general recommendations of the 2016 SOLIDAR Social Progress Watch regarding the ‘modernisation’ of social protection systems and access to services in the EU. The objective of the recommendations is to close the gaps in the current proposal for the European Pillar of Social Rights, in order to ensure...

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Hungarian Politics in 2016

“Hungarian Politics in 2016” is a comprehensive overview of recent developments, events and trends in Hungary in 2016. The yearbook focuses on five broad areas. The first section reviews the year from the perspective of the Hungarian government. In the second section the authors look at the opposition parties, their state and prospects. The third...

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There will be no second war in Algeria

7 January 1957 marks the beginning of the battle of Algiers, whilst on 7 January 2015 the editorial office of Charlie Office was decimated. Is France at war? This question crops us time and time again. The terrorist attacks of 2015 and 2016 plunged the country into a test the likes of which it had...

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Italianieuropei Issue n. 5/6 2016

In this issue of Italianieuropei, analysis will focus on left wing political parties and movements in Europe and on Islamic fundamentalism. In particular, the articles of the first section propose that the left wing will contain the growing wave of anti-establishment feeling, returning to its key role as the force capable of reducing inequalities, fighting...

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Reports on 1940. Luxembourg authorities and the fate of persecuted Jews

A collection of explosive articles about the year 1940 in Luxembourg. On 9 June 2015, the Chamber of deputies in the Grand-Duchy voted unanimously to issue an official apology to the Jewish community in Luxembourg for the way that it was treated by the authorities after the Nazi’s invasion of the country in 1940. Historian...

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Trialogs as a contribution to Good Governance

Editor: Prof. Dr. Gesine Schwan, Dr. Audrey Podann, Katja Treichel Trialogs are a particular dialog format for stakeholders from politics, economics and organized civil society, as well as science and media. The discussion’s aim is to unveil multiple perspectives on current political issues and societal challenges. Trialogs facilitate a mutual understanding of conflicts, controversies and...

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