This week is the first anniversary of the European Pillar of Social Rights. We are reposting the second of our series of blogs on the pillar, this one by Philippe Pochet of the European Trade Union Institute in which he offers some advice for the European Union as it mounts one of its periodic attempts to recast the Social […]
In the controversy on CETA, TTIP, and the imminent trade war, politics and economics intersect. Traditional neoclassical economics treat free trade as a one-way mechanism where the welfare of all involved parties increases with trade volume. The reality however is different, argues Patrick Mokre. Many progressive economists have criticized the underlying theories – this critique forms the necessary precondition […]
Toon van Overbeke of the LSE reflects on the ongoing debate about the consequences of automation for the future of work. He argues that as technology is becoming cheaper and more advanced the cost-benefit analysis of off-shoring could well be changing away from further outsourcing and towards reshoring manufacturing back to Europe.
One would be hard-pressed to find many […]
Corporate governance is a complex idea that is often inappropriately simplified as a cookbook of recommended measures to improve financial performance. Many studies suggest that the supposed benign effects of these measures —independent directors or highly incentivised executives— are at best context specific. Corporate Governance in Contention explores and explains the meaning, purpose, and importance of corporate governance, with discussions […]
Stan De Spiegelaere of the ETUI proposes a cure for populism – democracy at work. After all, he argues, if we want political democracy to succeed then we need citizens to have practical experiences with participation and involvement. Where better to acquire this experience than the workplace?
Trump in the White House, Orban in Hungary, the Law and Justice party […]
Saul Estrin and David Marsden reflect on the problems of corporate governance that large companies responsible for outsourced public services face. They wrote a short report for the UK government replying to its Green Paper on Corporate Governance Reform and submitted it in November 2017.
The recent collapse of Carillion highlights the limitations of current government policy on corporate governance, and the […]