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Vol 26 No 4 2018

Free downloadBeyond Mont Pelerin: how does a movement prepare for power?

Editorial // Christine Berry

If the Labour Party wants to transform Britain’s political economy, we need detailed strategic analyses of what needs to be done and who may stand in our way. We need a movement that does not default to tribalism or purism, but is capable of debating the merits of strategic compromise.

Free downloadThe future of the Irish border

Feature // Katy Hayward

Brexit has placed the Irish border at the centre of European politics. Westminster urgently needs to wake up to its histories and complexities.

Free downloadPower, Brexit, gender, tech

Roundtable // Michael Jacobs, Carys Roberts

Renewal discusses the scope, aims, omissions, and underlying sensibilities of the IPPR’s Commission on Economic Justice report, Prosperity and Justice, with the director of the Commission, and one of its principal researchers.

Energy democracy and public ownership: what can Britain learn from Latin America?

Essay // Daniel Chavez

Uruguay and Costa Rica are world leaders in clean, public, democratically accountable energy. Their success owes much to state-owned companies with the power to drive systemic change.

What can an institution do? Towards Public-Common partnerships and a new common-sense

Essay // Keir Milburn, Bertie Russell

Neoliberals wanted to transform the institutions of economic and social life so that they demand individuals behave as individualistic self-maximisers. The left now needs to commit to the commoning of our institutions so that they engender collective and solidaristic behaviour.

Free downloadThe fragmentation of the electoral left since 2010

Essay // Paula Surridge

The left in British electoral politics has become more fragmented, particularly in the past decade; those with economically left values are increasingly divided by cultural attitudes. It will be vital for Labour to find ways to bridge this growing divide if the party is to be electorally successful.

Free downloadIdeas worth fighting for

Essay // Lisa Nandy

Labour’s new economic consensus is based on taking power away from capital and returning it to our communities.

Labour at the crossroads – yet again

Review essay // Steven Fielding

Six books on Corbyn and the recent Labour party offer wildly diverging assessments of the party’s achievements - and prospects.

The present and future of techno-scepticism: two books on the dangers of technology

Review essay // Tom Kelsey

Rather than putting machines at the centre of our fears and desires, we would be far better off to think about the society that we want.

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