Road to renewal: elections, parties and the case for democratic reform
In this paper, the authors argue democratic reforms to enhance the influence of ordinary and underpowered citizens over public policy are a necessary component of any strategy to recapture lost electorates and reinforce the foundations of democracy.
Trust issues: dealing with distrust in politics
Liberal democracy across the West is under strain. The causes of these democratic challenges are many and complex, but there is a common thread - a decline in political trust. This report outlines four major areas of challenge for policy-makers to focus on to improve...
Making change: what works?
This report is the culmination of a project undertaken over the last year. The report seeks to understand what key ingredients enable movements to realise significant change – as well as what we can learn from movements associated with partial or little change.
State of health and care: the NHS long term plan after COVID-19
After a decade of austerity, the NHS Long Term Plan was meant to be a turning point for healthcare. This analysis shows that the impact of COVID-19 has resulted in a significant backward step for people with cancer, mental illness, cardiovascular disease and multiple long-term...
The 'new normal': the future of education after COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented disruption to schools and learners in England. This research identifies three areas where the pandemic has the potential to open up new conversations about the future of schooling in England.