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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

IPPR's journal of politics and ideas, showcasing the best in British and international thinking for achieving lasting progressive change

The permafrost of no alternatives has cracked; the horizon of political possibilities is expanding. IPPR Progressive Review is a pluralistic space to debate where next for progressives, examine the opportunities and challenges confronting us and ask the big questions facing our politics: transforming a failed economic model, renewing a frayed social contract, building a new relationship with Europe. Publishing the best writing in economics, politics and culture, IPPR Progressive Review explores how we can best build a more equal, humane and prosperous society.

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Editorial - Trust, media and the crisis of liberal democracy

In the period since the financial crisis, two intertwined realities have come to dominate the minds of democracy’s advocates. Both have been brought to a head in the United States’ great experiment...

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27:3 issue contents - New Horizons

The 2021 elections to the Scottish and Welsh parliaments could mark a watershed moment as devolved institutions come of age. In the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, this moment could entrench...

Progressive review Summary Devolution & local leadership IPPR Progressive Review

Editorial - New Horizons

More than 20 years of devolution have reshaped the UK’s devolved nations, and the union as a whole. While Scotland and Wales may have started from different places and different levels of commitment...

Progressive review Full Devolution & local leadership IPPR Progressive Review

Editorial - Greener on the other side?

A common refrain during Covid-19 – and, for many, the one silver lining – has been that ‘nature is returning’. By pushing humans inside, the pandemic has reduced pollution and resulted in wildlife...

Progressive review Full Environment IPPR Progressive Review

27.2 issue contents - Greener on the other side?

The pandemic has exposed our lack of resilience and preparation for severe global threats, caused by an outdated ideology that prioritises efficiency over wellbeing. This is just as true for Covid-19...

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27:1 issue contents - Universalism and the Welfare State

Austerity has failed. And Covid-19 now presents us with the biggest challenge in 70 years. We cannot afford to repeat the mistakes of the last crisis. We need a different approach – one that...

Progressive review Full Public services IPPR Progressive Review

Editorial - Universalism and the Welfare State

Since the 2008 financial crisis, this country has seen a programme of deep and sustained spending cuts to public services and social security, under the ideology of deficit control and ‘living within...

Progressive review Summary Public services IPPR Progressive Review

Editorial - The New Corporatism

In the wreckage of the 2009 financial crash, many thought ‘business as usual’ would become immediately unsustainable. The financial sector’s collapse epitomised the failure of big, unregulated...

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26:4 issue contents - The New Corporatism

Business as usual no longer holds. More than a decade on from the financial crash, fundamental failings in orthodox theories of the role of business and purpose of profit have become brutally clear....

Progressive review Summary Economy IPPR Progressive Review