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New routes to social justice: Empowering individuals and innovative forms of collective action

  • Date(s)
    11 July 2016, 12 July 2016
  • Location
    St Catherine's College, Oxford
New routes to social justice: Empowering individuals and innovative forms of collective action

At this fourth annual Oxford conference we will explore a progressive reform programme for the institutional structure of society, the changing role of the state in the pursuit of social justice, and the evolving relationship between citizens and the state.

Social democracy as a model for social and economic organisation was one of the most remarkable achievements of the 20th century. Yet, today, it comes short of offering attractive and credible new ideas that address the challenges of contemporary societies. Even while growth and unemployment figures may seem relatively stable after the immediate post-crisis years, most European economies are still facing numerous structural issues. Productivity is sluggish; millions of people struggle to get by; inequality remains a monumental challenge; the mismatch between social contribution and economic reward pervades; the current low-quality, standardised way of providing public services has failed, and social cohesion is unravelling.

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  • Main contact
    ekinloch@policy-network.net

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