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Beyond Liberty: Is the future of Liberalism progressive?

citizenship , democracy , human rights , identity



Since its inception, ippr has endeavoured to contribute to the renewal of progressive politics – a political ideology which has always incorporated both Social Democratic and Liberal strands. At various times in history these have come together and broken apart; this book is both an effort to trace this historical relationship and to explore its relevance to politics today.

In 2007 ippr published a collection of essays examining the role of Liberalism in modern British politics at a critical point in the development of the ideology. The book, entitled Beyond Liberty, assessed and outlined a modern Liberal path to social justice and equality, contributing to the development of a compelling political narrative that stitches together the key themes and values that underpin a modern, progressive Liberalism.