Drawing on the latest research from across the social sciences, this book argues that Liberals need to update their thinking in response to the way the world is changing.
It finds that there is a dual impetus for a new brand of 'progressive liberalism': political considerations consolidate the case for renewal based on emerging strands of research in the social sciences. And it argues that to contribute to the emerging 21st century politics and stand a chance of affecting social and political change, the Liberal Democrats need to find a better defined place in the progressive project.
Both liberal thinkers and practising Liberal politicians have written in response to the findings.
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.