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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.

  • Welfare • Prioritisation • State

    Spending differently

    Vidhya Alakeson

    Being the party of welfare presents an electoral problem for Labour. Welfare is unpopular.

  • Growth • Jobs • Competitiveness

    Giving up on economic growth?

    Will Marshall

    It’s economic growth and innovation that allow high living standards and generous welfare states to be a reality.

  • Community • Social Trends • Politics

    Britain’s growing cultural divide

    David Goodhart

    The growing gap between the secular liberal graduate baby boomer worldview and the ordinary citizen is the new cultural/class divide in Britain.

  • Community • Politics • Identity

    Better economic policies alone will not revive the centre-left

    Sheri Berman

    Successful social democracy in Europe has always relied on a strong dose of communitarianism.



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.