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Mending the fractured economy

Mending the fractured economy

Final report of the Adonis Review

The Adonis Review sets out reforms to boost innovation, tackle skills shortages and address youth unemployment, support growth companies, and empower city and county regions.

Progressive Capitalism

Progressive Capitalism

Debate on how Britain and other industrialised countries can build strong, sustainable and inclusive economies for the future.

The Unfinished Gender Revolution

The Unfinished Gender Revolution

Female-friendly politics and coalition-building
A new Political Observatory series argues that future economic growth depends on a growing female workforce but securing this calls for new social investment policies.

Populism Observatory

Populism Observatory

Understanding the Populist Signal

This selection of articles informs the Policy Network and Barrow Cadbury Trust project on "Understanding the Populist Signal".

Making Progressive Politics Work

Making Progressive Politics Work

A Handbook Of Ideas

A handbook of policy recommendations by over 40 leading international thinkers on how progressives should approach the major challenges of our times.

  • Populism • Engagement • Legitimacy

    Is participatory democracy the solution to populism?

    Carolina Johnson

    More participatory or deliberative local publics can help strengthen the legitimacy of democratic institutions.

  • Pre-distribution • Service Economy • Welfare

    Equipping people to be resilient in the face of uncertainty

    Andrés Ortega

    The welfare state needs to better enable people to cope with ongoing transition in the service-based, knowledge-intensive economy.

  • Insecurity • Prosperity • Pre-distribution

    Closing the insider-outsider gap

    Håkan Bengtsson

    We need a pre-distributive strategy that rebalances the power relationship between workers and employers.

  • Democracy • Trust • Institutions

    Time for 21st century democracy

    Martin J Smith and Dave Richards

    In a digital age, the closed world of traditional, top down, elite models of democracy and accountability is no longer viable.



In the media

What we are reading

Astute and important writings which have relevance for social democratic renewal.

Ideas and debate

Essays and critical thinking on some of the key political and ideological challenges for 21st Century social democracy.

State of the Left

Policy Network's international political observers report on centre-left politics across the world.