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Trust issues: Dealing with distrust in politics

Publication Report Power & politics IPPR
Topic: Power & politics

Harper's lead: Canada's case study in minority government

Why do minority governments succeed or fail? This was the subject of a piece I wrote recently for the Financial Times , contrasting the successes  of Asquith's 1910 Liberal administration and Alex...

05/02/2015
Blog post Power & politics Expert comment

Notes on populists and political leaders

Contemporary political leaders are under sustained pressure across advanced democracies. They are attacked as 'out of touch' elites, inauthentic centrists who are 'all the same', or ineffectual...

15/05/2014
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Politics as a vocation in a post-democratic age

I take Max Weber's famous lecture, Politik als Beruf , as a starting point for discussing how we should think about political leadership in contemporary democracies, against a background of...

29/01/2014
Blog post Power & politics

Accountability and responsiveness in the senior civil service

IPPR's report for the Cabinet Office, based on research into the civil services of overseas countries including Australia, Canada and New Zealand, recommends reforms to the appointment and accountabi...

17/06/2013
Publication Power & politics Report

Staying in: A reform plan for Britain and Europe

This report calls for a referendum on Britain's membership of the EU that offers the British people a straight 'in-or-out' question. It advocates a role for Britain in reforming EU institutions, as...

19/11/2012
Publication Power & politics Report

Launching the third wave: Memo from Davos, February 2012

> Will Straw summarises the discussion and debate that unfolded at the high-level breakfast event held at the World Economic Forum in Davos to launch The third wave of globalisation,...

03/02/2012
Publication Report Power & politics

The third wave of globalisation

This report, the culmination of an international programme of research into the drivers and consequences of globalisation, calls for a rethink in international governance and a more 'personcentric'...

26/01/2012
Publication Report Power & politics