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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Beyond Liberty: Is the future of liberalism progressive?

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.

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.

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