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Hardest to Reach?

Hardest to Reach?

The politics of multiple needs and exclusions
More than two thirds of people say they are personally concerned with the problems of people with multiple needs and exclusions, according to YouGov polling in this new Fabian Policy Report. The pamphlet, which...

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Fabian Review - Spring 2010

Fabian Review - Spring 2010

Our cross-party panel of experts sets progressive tests for the next government, whatever its colour

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Why the Right is Wrong

Why the Right is Wrong

Heading into one of the most closely fought elections in recent British history, Gordon Brown outlines in this Fabian Ideas pamphlet the intellectual and philosophical case for progressive politics. 'Why the Right is Wrong' argues we must harness the power...

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The Living Wage: The right answer to low pay?

The Living Wage: The right answer to low pay?

The 'living wage' campaign has been successful in raising wage levels for some of the poorest, as well as effectively galvanising diverse campaigners. However, in this Freethinking briefing paper, Fran Bennett and Ruth Lister consider whether the living wage is...

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Fabian Review - Winter 2009

Fabian Review - Winter 2009

The Fabian Review New Year Conference special previews the politics of 2010

Is Equality Fair?

Is Equality Fair?

In this Fabian Special, John Denham, Kate Green, Stewart Lansley,Jemima Olchawski, Ben Page and Zoe Williams respond to new Fabian work on public attitudes to fairness.

The work, commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, found that most people think that 'deserved'...

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Fabian Review - Autumn 2009

Fabian Review - Autumn 2009

As the last Conference season before the election begins, the Fabian Review asks how Labour can use the pulpit of power for the next 200 days

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Fabian Review - Summer 2009

Fabian Review - Summer 2009

This edition looks at the next big ideas about how we want to shape our political and economic future.

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In the Mix

In the Mix

Housing policy across the last century has been nothing short of disastrous for many people. Despite the great ambitions of successive Labour Governments, housing still fails too many social groups. This Fabian Policy Report shows a strong association between public...

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Visions of the endgame

Visions of the endgame

This Fabian Freethinking paper argues that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is on the verge of becoming irresolvable but that President Obama’s first term offers a final opportunity to settle it.

Attempts to revive sham negotiations between the reluctant parties or to build...

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The Change We Need

The Change We Need

Labour has a long history of looking across the Atlantic for inspiration. The founders of New Labour were famously influenced by Bill Clinton and his New Democrats and innovations such as the War Room, workfare and triangulation helped equip the...

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From Workhouse to Welfare

From Workhouse to Welfare

2009 marks the centenary of one of the most important moments in British welfare history: the publication of Beatrice Webb's Minority Report on the Poor Law . From the Workhouse to Welfare: What Beatrice Webb's 1909 Minority Report can teach us today is a...

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Fabian Review - Spring 2009

Fabian Review - Spring 2009

As the last Conference season before the election begins, the Fabian Review asks how Labour can use the pulpit of power for the next 200 days

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The Green Crunch

The Green Crunch

As Britain heads towards recession, many people on the left fear that the politics of the environment will get lost amid the clamour for short-term economic solutions. However, in ‘The Green Crunch’, former Chairman of the Environment Agency Sir John...

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Fabian Review - Winter 2008

Fabian Review - Winter 2008

This winter, the Fabian Review says that - as we enter a recession - we need fairness now more than ever

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Yes We Can

Yes We Can

How can British politicians latch on to this year's American election euphoria? In a new Fabian Freethinking paper - based on ground war campaigning experience from the battleground states - Will Straw and Nick Anstead argue that a mix of technology...

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Mutual Action, Common Purpose

Mutual Action, Common Purpose

The Third Sector forms a crucial part of Labour's mission to build a fairer society. In this Fabian Freethinking paper, David Blunkett argues that the voluntary, community and not for profit sector have an increasingly important role in supporting people...

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Fabian Review - Autumn 2008

Fabian Review - Autumn 2008

This autumn party conference issue of the Fabian Review is the Progressive Fightback Issue

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