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  • Globalisation and income inequality

    Dates: 11 December 2007
    Venue: Policy Network, London
    Danny Quah, head of the department of economics at the LSE, delivered a presentation on the impact of globalisation on income inequality in the developing world, at a special Policy Network seminar on Tuesday 11 December 2007.
  • Globalisation, risk and inequality: towards a dynamic approach to sustainable growth

    Dates: 5 December 2007
    Venue: Brussels
    Senior European progressives, including the Spanish minister for work Jesus Caldera and the EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson, discussed the challenges associated with the current wave of globalisation at a major Policy Network conference in Brussels on 5 December.
  • Inequalities of integration: the British experience in comparative European perspective

    Dates: 27 November 2007
    Venue: The British Academy, London
    As part of our Immigration and Integration research project, Policy Network hosted a seminar in November addressing the unequal economic integration of immigrant and minority communities in the UK, with a view to establishing wider cross-national comparisons and a clearer picture of the related issues and challenges for cross-European government integration policies.
  • The European social model after enlargement: 'race to the bottom' or 'race to the top'?

    Dates: 23 November 2007
    Venue: Bratislava, Slovakia
    With the accession of Romania and Bulgaria in January 2007 and following the biggest period of expansion in the history of the European Union, Policy Network, in association with the Slovak Governance Institute, held a seminar to debate the impact of enlargement on the European social model.
  • Britain and the global economy

    Dates: 21 November 2007 to 21 November 2007
    Venue: Policy Network, London

    Andrew Gamble, political scientist and head of the Department of Politics at Cambridge University, spoke at a special Policy Network seminar on the 21 November. His presentation, entitled Britain and the global economy, explored the historical and current impact of globalisation on Britain’s economy.

  • The future of social partnership: creating social consensus for reform

    Dates: 13 November 2007
    Venue: Policy Network, London
    This event examined the reform efforts of the current centre-left governments in Britain and Chile, focusing on the mechanisms they have created to involve trade unions and other social partners in decision-making.
  • Globalisation and identity

    Dates: 23 October 2007
    Venue: Policy Network, London
    Michael Wills MP, Minister of State in the Ministry of Justice, will debate the issue of globalisation and identity, at a special roundtable Policy Network seminar in London on the 23 October.
  • More truth about markets

    Dates: 16 October 2007
    Venue: Policy Network, London
    John Kay, a leading British economist and author of The Truth About Markets, spoke at a special Policy Network seminar in London on the 16 October.
  • Globalisation, growth and social equity: American and European perspectives

    Dates: 1 October 2007
    Venue: Washington DC
    Leading advisers to the US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama met with senior European progressives to discuss the common challenges associated with the new global economy and the social and political impact of rising levels of inequality on both sides of the Atlantic, at a conference organised by Policy Network and the Center for American Progress in Washington.
  • Labour party conference - does the centre-left have a vision for Europe?

    Dates: 25 September 2007
    Venue: Purbeck Room, The Wessex Hotel
    In the face of mounting pressure in Britain to hold a referendum on the EU reform treaty, the Europe minister Jim Murphy said he was ‘absolutely confident that the treaty would be ratified in parliament.'

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