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The myth of 'anti-politics'
Feature

The myth of 'anti-politics'

Anthony Painter argues that we are living in intensely political times, where a tech-enabled civic democracy is flourishing and new political forms are driven by emergent individualism.

Innovation and productivity growth
EVENT

Innovation and productivity growth


Policy Network and The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) are holding a London conference on productivity and innovation-led growth.

Owning the Future
PUBLICATION

Owning the Future

How Britain can Make it in a Fast Changing World

Edited volume by UK shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna bringing together leading experts, business leaders, entrepreneurs and politicians.

Progressive Capitalism
FEATURE

Progressive Capitalism


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

Understanding the populist signal
Programme

Understanding the populist signal


Debate on the drivers of populism and the scope for renewal of approaches to governance and representation in populist times.

  • Pre-distribution • Inequality • Reform

    Avoiding the service economy trilemma: Dutch and Swiss lessons

    Alexandre Afonso and Jelle Visser

    The Netherlands and Switzerland have successfully combined high employment and low levels of inequality without high taxes.

  • Populism • UKIP • Democratic Stress

    The myth of 'anti-politics'

    Anthony Painter

    We are living in intensely political times, where a tech-enabled civic democracy is flourishing and new political forms are driven by emergent individualism.

  • Localism • Renewal • Politics

    Localising power: A synaptic approach to public services

    Jonathan Carr-West

    Post-Scottish referendum, we find ourselves in a unique moment to deliver a connected localist agenda.

  • Welfare State • Redistribution • Policy

    Does visible policy matter?

    Jane Gingrich

    Voters in highly visible welfare states vote in ways consistent with their preferences on redistribution and state spending.

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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.