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by Keith Dowding  |  14th May 2020

Keith Dowding, author of 'It’s the Government, Stupid', shows that Boris Johnson’s Monday statement on the UK lockdown is only the latest example of the government tactic of blaming citizens for its own policies. …Read more

Dimitri Batrouni, author of 'The Battle of Ideas in the Labour Party', looks at the Labour Party's history of splitting into factions, and the formidable task ahead of Keir Starmer if he is to successfully transform the party to face a new world.…Read more

by Marius Guderjan Hugh Mackay and Gesa Stedman  |  24th March 2020

Marius Guderjan, Hugh Mackay and Gesa Stedman look at the impact of the election, Rishi Sunak's budget and developing trade agreements and immigration policy to explore Boris Johnson's increasingly exclusive populism and explain why their account of Brexit and austerity in 'Contested Britain: Brexit, Austerity and Agency' is framed with the notion of agency.…Read more

by Gary Craig  |  16th March 2020

Gary Craig, co-editor of 'The Modern Slavery Agenda: Policy, Politics and Practice' looks at the extent of modern slavery, who is affected and what needs to be done. …Read more

Rebecca Willis, author of Too Hot to Handle? The Democratic Challenge of Climate Change, out this month, identifies five things every government needs to do to tackle the climate emergency.…Read more

sign in protest saying 'No more austerity'
by Mo Stewart  |  2nd March 2020

In the Influences and Consequences report, which is the conclusion of the ten-year Preventable Harm Project published by the Centre for Welfare Reform, Mo Stewart shows how US companies and right-wing ideology guaranteed the creation of the preventable harm of the UK disabled community who are unfit to work.…Read more

Photo of Trump and Pence

Helena Liu, author of Redeeming Leadership, explains why we must stand shoulder-to-shoulder with anti-racist feminist communities and join their struggles for life beyond imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist and patriarchal oppression.…Read more

Megaphone image from the cover of 'Beyond Pro-Life and Pro-Choice'
by Fran Amery  |  22nd January 2020

Fran Amery, Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Bath talks about her book, 'Beyond Pro-Life and Pro-Choice: The Changing Politics of Abortion in Britain'. Fran addresses the questions we need to ask around abortion provision in Britain, and shows that it's much more complicated than a simple distinction between pro-life and pro-choice.…Read more

Image of woman at podium pointing, from cover of 'Women of Power'
by Torild Skard  |  14th January 2020

In our latest impact case study, Torild Skard shows how her book 'Women of Power: Half a Century of Female Presidents and Prime Ministers Worldwide', led to the establishment of the UNSCC course on Leadership, Women and the UN to promote a more gender-balanced workplace within and beyond the UN system and strengthen the voice of women at the leadership table.…Read more

2019 UK election results projected onto a building

John Weeks, Coordinator of the Progressive Economy Forum and co-editor of 'Rethinking Britain', provides an insightful analysis of the election results. He reveals that there was actually no evidence of a shift of voters to the centre, examines the impact of Brexit and the implications of the result for Labour Party policy.…Read more