Act Now: A vision for a better future and a new social contract

Common Sense Policy Group, Matthew T Johnson, Danny Dorling, Jamie Driscoll, Irene Hardill, Cat Hobbs, Elliott Aidan Johnson, Neal Lawson, Jennifer Nadel, Daniel Nettle, Kate E. Pickett, Zack Polanski, Allyson Pollock, Howard Reed, Ian Robson, Graham Stark, David Taylor-Robinson, Richard Wilkinson

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An inspiring manifesto offering a radical vision for our political future.

We live in an age of crisis and decline. The right presents 'solutions' that only worsen the situation, driving a downward cycle in which desperation leads to despair. But the left is also to blame: progressive politicians have consistently failed to recognise both the urgency of people's need and their receptiveness to new solutions.

In Act now, a team of leading researchers presents a compelling and achievable vision for a progressive future. They outline clear policies for welfare, health and social care, education, housing and more. Arguing for a rolling forwards of the state, they call for a new era of active citizenship and economic democracy, grounded in robust and resilient institutions.

Only a comprehensive and integrated approach, based on clear evidence of feasibility and popularity, can provide a pathway to the secure, democratic and prosperous Britain of tomorrow. This book is the blueprint. It calls on politicians, pundits and the British people to act now.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages350
ISBN (Print)9781526180766, 9781526180759
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2024

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