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The Best Intentions?

The NHS has always depended on diversity, yet it has not dealt successfully with diversity itself. Britain's leading health and race policymakers set out an agenda for change.

The National Health Service - the most cherished of British public institutions -...

A New Social Contract: From targets to rights in public services

Public service reform is central to the Government’s domestic agenda. But the political and policy debates have got stuck. The limits of a target driven approach are becoming increasingly clear, while few voters can follow an often technocratic debate on managerial...

The Making of Europe's Constitution

Europe’s political leaders are seeking to agree a new Constitution for Europe. This will be the most significant constitutional development in Europe since the Treaty of Rome established theEuropean Economic Community in 1957. But will it make Europe’s institutions more...

Progressive Globalisation

Polarised between neo-liberal advocates of free trade on the one hand, and utopian ‘anti-globalisers’ on the other, debates about globalization frequently generate more heat than light. This pamphlet offers an important new approach.

Progressive Globalisation argues for the management of global...

Communities in Control

The relationship between citizens and their public services needs to be transformed so that local people have control over their public services. Invoking the spirit of mutualism and co-operation and applying it to public service provision, Blears calls for community...

Commercialisation or Citizenship

So far the argument over the role of private firms in the provision of public services has mainly been waged in terms of efficiency. Those in favour of greater involvement have focused on the improvements to service quality and the...

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