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Historic Fabian Society publications from before 2000 are available at the LSE Digital Library

The Solidarity Society

Why we can afford to end poverty and how to do it with public support

The Solidarity Society sets out a strategy for tackling poverty in Britain over the coming decades. It is the final report of a major Fabian Society research project, supported by the Webb Memorial Trust.
By James Gregory and Tim Horton
December 2010

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Winter 2010

Fabian Review

The Fabian Review's New Year Conference special examines some of the big questions Labour needs to ask itself during this process, on its route back to power.

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Work: The Grand Cure

How changing the way Britain works will be good for our health

Health inequalities are an issue of central importance to every government department; you can’t build a strong economy or a healthy society by parking health inequalities as an issue on the fringes of government.
By Howard Stoate and Bryan Jones
September 2010

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Separate and Unequal

Separate and Unequal

Britain is separate because it is unequal, and it is unequal because it is separate. The gap between rich and poor, having exploded during the 1980s, is still growing, despite measures to address poverty in the 13 years of Labour...

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Fabian Review - Autumn 2010

Fabian Review - Autumn 2010

The Fabian Review Conference Special charts the key moments across the leader’s first year.

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The Labour Leadership

The Labour Leadership

As part of the Fabian Society's work during the Labour Leadership contest, we commissioned all five candidates to write Fabian Essays. We then asked each of them five short questions which were submitted by Fabian members and contributors online.

In the...

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Fabian Review - Summer 2010

Fabian Review - Summer 2010

As the Labour Party begins to regroup after a painful election defeat, the Fabian Review looks at what went wrong.

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What worked

What worked

'What Worked' looks at what the Labour Government got right and wrong on social exclusion since 1997, and how campaigners can make this issue a top priority for the next government.

'What Worked' follows the publication of 'Hardest to Reach? The...

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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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