Since the financial crisis, politics has been marked by a series of events unforeseen by political insiders: from the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour party to the vote for Brexit to the presidency of Donald Trump. Trust in liberal democratic institutions has declined, and once-unassailable political coalitions have fractured along new lines.

What is going on? And how should progressives respond?

This issue explores these questions, looking at changes to our media environment, the dismantling of social democratic institutions, and questions of electoral strategy.