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New British-German research programme aims to link European policy agendas on growth and sustainabi

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New British-German research programme aims to link European policy agendas on growth and sustainability. 18 May 2006. The Anglo-German Foundation today announces the winners of its £3 million research funding initiative on ?Creating sustainable growth in Europe? ? the largest single programme of social research between Britain and Germany ever undertaken. The initiative is based on a comparison of policy and experience in these two countries and beyond, and links a range of policy areas usually treated as if independent of each other: innovation, growth and productivity; environment and resources; and welfare, employment and social justice. Further information can be found on the website at www.agf.org.uk or obtained from Annette Birkholz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

By Anglo-German Foundation, UK.

Governance Policy Resource.


Work-life Balance and Productivity - Trade Off or Complementarity?

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Work-life Balance and Productivity - Trade Off or Complementarity? May 2006. By Nick Bloom, Tobias Kretschmer and John Van Reenen. Achieving work-life balance is often seen as being in conflict with good management, competition and globalization. Recent research by the Centre for Economic Performance and McKinsey on over 700 companies in Europe and the US shows that this is not true, with work-life balance strongly associated with good management and weakly associated with competition and globalization.

 

By Anglo-German Foundation, UK.

Governance Policy Resource.


National Prosperity, local choice and civic engagement

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National Prosperity, local choice and civic engagement: A new partnership between central and local government for the 21st century. Sir Michael Lyons has published a paper setting out his latest thoughts o­n the role and function of local government . The title of the paper is National Prosperity, local choice and civic engagement: A new partnership between central and local government for the 21st century. The report is downloadable at www.lyonsinquiry.org.uk

 

By Social Market Foundation, UK.

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A Citizen's Duty. Voter inequality and the case for compulsory turnout

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A Citizen's Duty. Voter inequality and the case for compulsory turnout. Emily Keaney and Ben Rogers. 01 May 2006. This report focuses on a very significant but relatively neglected challenge to our democracy: inequality in voter turnout. Many people are aware that turnout has declined dramatically in recent elections ? indeed turnout in the last two elections was lower than in any peace time elections in modern times.

 

By Institute for Public Policy Research, UK.

Governance Policy Resource.