The GSP Digest has been produced under the editorship of Alexandra Kaasch with support from the University of Bremen Centre for Social Policy Research. It has been compiled by Bob Deacon (University of Sheffield, UK), Alexandra Kaasch (University of Bremen, Germany), Sunil Kumar (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK) and Antoni Verger (University of Amsterdam). This version of the Digest is available on http://www.icsw.org and http://www.crop.organd soon also at http://www.gsp-observatory.org. All the web sites referenced were accessible in December 2011. This edition of the Digest covers the period August to December 2011.