For the first time since the mid-1970s, a clear majority of people in Britain are dissatisfied with democracy, and recent scandals in British politics such as the ‘partygate’ affair have added further strain.
There is considerable public appetite for an ambitious programme of ‘democratic renewal’. But desire alone is not enough: it needs to be mobilised into political action.
This requires effective framing and politicisation. In this report, working with Focaldata, we ran a survey experiment to assess the effectiveness of different rhetorical approaches to framing democratic reform.
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.