25:3 issue contents - The social contract in the 21st century
A decade on from the crash and the subsequent all-out assault on Britain’s welfare state, politics has radically changed. The global rise of populism brings to the fore questions of where the boundaries of citizenship lie and the relationship between citizens and the state. Our public services and social safety net are in need of reinvestment and reimagining.
This issue explores what a modern, emancipatory welfare state would look like. Progressives will need to recast both policy and statecraft for the politics of the day: only then can we recover from the damage of the previous eight years and realise a better future for all.
- Editorial / Carys Roberts and Laurie Laybourn-Langton
- Overcoming ‘modern slavery’ with a rights-based labour market for all / Emily Kenway
- Municipal socialism / Philip Glanville and Hettie O’Brien
- Should Labour look forward to the end of austerity? / John Curtice
- Past assets / Gavin Kelly and George Bangham
- Anything but equal / Kimberly McIntosh
- Teaching Empire / Maya Goodfellow
- Women’s rights, torture and immigration detention / Gita Sahgal
- A crisis of care or a crisis of work? / Carys Roberts
- Can universal credit help loosen the grip of poverty? / Katie Schmuecker
- Welfare futures / Ruth Patrick
- Help not hassle: A case for better employment support / Bill Davies
- Reimagining the NHS for people and planet / Antonia Jennings