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Policy report

Uber and beyond: policy implications for the UK

Following the recent United Kingdom's Supreme Court judgement on Uber’s employment model and the global legal and regulatory pressures on the broader platform business model, this policy brief explores the implications of these developments for work and productivity in the UK economy.
Working paper

Governing live automated facial recognition systems for policing in England and Wales

The use of live automated facial recognition (AFR) systems in England and Wales for law enforcement purposes has been the subject of criticism concerning the inadequacy of governance of the technology. This working paper contributes to public policy literature on technology governance, exploring governance through...
Working paper

Public debt, public wealth and economic dynamics

The unprecedented government response to the global pandemic has pushed public debt in many countries to historic highs, relative to output. This paper assesses the arguments for and against fiscal expansion and rapidly rising public debt as a means to invest in comprehensive wealth.
Report

Youth and satisfaction with democracy

In recent years, there has been extensive debate around attitudes to democracy among younger generations. Yet an absence of rigorous, globally comparative data has hindered the ability to draw firm conclusions. This report takes advantage of the largest-ever global dataset on democratic legitimacy, finding that...
Policy report

Digital minilateralism: how governments cooperate on digital governance

This policy paper explores the role and value of ‘digital minilateralism’. Minilaterals are small, trust-based, knowledge creating and sharing, innovation-oriented networks. Digital minilateralism describes those minilateral networks both committed to digital governance and using ‘digital’ culture, practices, processes and technologies as tools to advance peer...