Sheri Berman explores how progressives can offer viable solutions and build effective political coalitions to reverse the populist victories since the financial crisis.
Columns & Interviews
Some might have taken for granted the liberal world order of postwar decades. Until Donald Trump trashed it.
by Corey Wiggins on
The US presidential election highlights the gap between the promise of freedom and justice and reality for African-Americans fuelling the recent protests.
A damning new report reveals the grim decline of nature in the European Union. The member states have the opportunity this week to begin to repair the damage.
by Veronica Nilsson on
Some claim social dialogue is a luxury in a crisis when quick decisions are needed. On the contrary, the pandemic has proved.
by Jytte Guteland on
The meat industry wants terms such as ‘veggie burger’ banned. This is less about confusion, more about competition.
by Adam Tooze on
Adam Tooze assesses the significance of China’s goal-setting for climate neutrality.
by Birgit Sippel on
The defence of universal norms needs to be broadened beyond Hungary and Poland and beyond the rule of law.
The pandemic demands moving beyond the fragmented and compartmentalised approach to occupational health and safety in the EU.
by Karen Nussbaum on
‘White working-class men’ are seen as the hard core of Trump’s support, yet a big group of working-class voters—black, brown and white—are persuadable.
by Dani Rodrik on
‘Stakeholder capitalism’ has been promoted to balance the market and society but ultimately the only solution is to make firms more democratic.
by Vera Weghmann on
The circular economy holds out the hope of living within the planet’s resources. Turning aspiration into action is another matter.
by Max Bergmann on
If Joe Biden were to win the White House, transatlantic relations could return to default or be transformed—with much depending on how Europe reacted.
by Paul Mason on
Paul Mason argues that with authoritarian conservatives in the White House and the Kremlin it’s no surprise the far right is thriving in Europe.
The big challenge is to move from a perspective of individual discrimination towards addressing systemic racism.
by Juan Menéndez-Valdés on
A tentative growth in trust shows Covid-19 has not yet torn the social fabric of Europe.
The pioneering Danish collective agreement on platform-based domestic workers has been vitiated by a misguided ruling by its competition authority.
by Oliver Suchy on
The digitalisation of work, despite its potential, risks becoming an impersonal means by which employers tilt the balance of power.
Trade unions in the Nordic countries have baulked at proposals which they see as undermining collective bargaining.
by Isabel Ortiz on
Older persons have suffered a terrible toll from the coronavirus—now countries must invest in long-term care.