To celebrate the 30th anniversary of IPPR’s Progressive Review, this edition of the journal sees prominent voices in progressive politics grapple with the last three decades, and what we can learn from them in the years ahead.
Since the journal launched in 1993 we have seen 13 years of Labour government, the Conservatives for 17 and the first coalition since 1945. The population of Britain has grown by 10 million, there has been widespread adoption of the internet and wholesale changes in social attitudes.
This special edition of the journal explores these changes to Britain’s economic, social and political landscape and asks how they can help us respond to the challenges of the current moment.
- Editorial / Anita Bhadani, Joshua Emden, Joseph Evans, Ellie Kearns, Lucy Mort, Rachel Statham, Jonathan Webb
- Economic justice in the UK/ Frances O'Grady
- Sea change/ Robert Ford, Marley Morris
- Racial justice in the UK / Dr Halima Begum
- The relationship between British foreign policy and national identity / Lord William Wallace, interviewed by Isabel Muttreja
- After Covid / Stephen Reicher
- Reflections on the criminalisation of sex between men in England and Wales / Justin Bengry
- A cautionary tale of assuming your rights are won / Christine Burns
- Social movements and digital media in the UK / Anastacia Kavada
- Britain's privatised railways / Gareth Dennis
- The task ahead for Labour if it came to power / Gerry Holtham
- Preparing for progressive change from opposition / Wes Ball, Alan Wager
- Is history repeating itself? / John Curtice
- 'Idleness' and a new approach to employment policy / Katy Jones
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.