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

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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Fairness not Favours

Fairness not Favours

This has not been an easy time to be a British Muslim. British Muslims have been at the sharp end of many public controversies – from the threat of terrorism to the role of religion in a society of many...

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Fabian Review - Summer 2008

Fabian Review - Summer 2008

This summer the Fabian Review exposes and explores Britain's class taboos.

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How to Defend Inheritance Tax

How to Defend Inheritance Tax

Inheritance tax is under attack, and not just from the political right. The critics of this tax have dominated the debate over recent years but, as the authors of this Fabian pamphlet argue, inheritance tax is one of the best...

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Fabian Review - Spring 2008

Fabian Review - Spring 2008

The Spring 2008 Healthy Issue of the Fabian Review makes a range of policy proposals and arguments and reveals new insights into the public's views on health

Fabian Review - Winter 2007

Fabian Review - Winter 2007

Echoing the theme of the Fabian New Year Conference 2008, the Fabian Review focuses on foreign policy.

The Vision Thing

The Vision Thing

On the day of the ‘election that never was’, this Fabian Freethinking Paper argues that Gordon Brown must define his vision if he is to win another term in office.

"The Prime Minister can powerfully rebut the charge that his government...

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A New Social Europe

A New Social Europe

Now is the time for Gordon Brown to restate Labour's commitment to a social Europe argues former Blair adviser, Roger Liddle.

 

If the EU is to be economically successful, politically sustainable and gain the legitimacy to be effective in the wider...

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Fabian Review - Autumn 2007

Fabian Review - Autumn 2007

In this Party Conference issue of the Fabian Review, we reveal polling showing the public appetite for equality. As Gordon Brown's first Labour Party Conference as Prime Minister gets underway, what are the practical political issues that face him? How can he embed equality at the heart of his agenda? What will be in the next Manifesto?

Facing Out: How party politics must change

Facing Out: How party politics must change

Reconnecting people to politics is the issue of the moment. Alongside public scrutiny of our constitutional settlement, and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, renewal must also involve thinking about how parties can contribute to strengthening democracy.

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Labour's Choice: The Deputy Leadership

Labour's Choice: The Deputy Leadership

In Labour's Choice: The Deputy Leadership the six candidates for the deputy leadership – Hilary Benn, Hazel Blears, Jon Cruddas, Peter Hain, Harriet Harman, and Alan Johnson – set out why they should take over the post and outline their visions for the next decade of progressive...

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