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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...

Completing the Course: Health to 2010

Labour has made improving the health service central to its second term programme; yet this has opened more questions than it has answered. There is now a wide ranging debate across all aspects of health policy on how the NHS...

All's Well that Starts Well: Strategy for children's health

Britain is becoming a chronically unfit society. Poverty, lack of school sport, and a poor understanding of nutrition are all contributing to making Britons among the unhealthiest people in Europe. One in five adults are dangerously overweight and the incidence...

In or Out? Labour and the Euro

The euro has been the subject of fierce debate for years. Yet how many Britons can honestly say they understand the issues or have formed a considered view? Now, with the introduction of notes and coins, the euro debate has...

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