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    Choosing uncertainty: why rational decision-making doesn’t always work in politics

Choosing uncertainty: why rational decision-making doesn’t always work in politics

Peter Allen applies LA Paul’s idea of transformative experience to political life. He explains that many decisions in politics – whether to run for office, whom to vote for, or those that politicians make daily – can be personally or collectively transformative. Without acknowledging that uncertainty is part of the process, and if we try to decide rationally, we […]

Is the national living wage improving living standards?

Although the national living wage has led to a significant pay boost for Britain’s least well-off workers, significant challenges remain, writes George Bangham. He argues that the quality of work is still an issue and that the government must find ways to work with businesses so as to ensure people don’t keep getting trapped at the very lowest end […]

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    How can ‘civil society’ actors influence local devolution? The case of Greater Manchester

How can ‘civil society’ actors influence local devolution? The case of Greater Manchester

David Beel highlights the ways in which Greater Manchester’s voluntary, community and social enterprise sector could seek to traverse the changing governance structures of the local Combined Authority, with the aim to move towards a more progressive form of devolution for the city-region.

The delivery of devolution to Greater Manchester has created a variety of tensions as well as opportunities […]

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    Welfare to work initiatives: understanding the politics of subcontracted service delivery

Welfare to work initiatives: understanding the politics of subcontracted service delivery

Drawing on empirical research on the recent Work Programme, Rebecca Taylor, James Rees, and Christopher Damm explain how providers from the public, private, and third sector experienced delivering it; and how the supply chain model worked.

In spring 2017 the government’s main welfare to work initiative – the imaginatively titled Work Programme – reached its unheralded conclusion. It was replaced […]

How ‘Help to Buy’ helps mainly the privileged

The Government’s pledge to extend the “Help to Buy” programme is a further mistaken investment in a policy which has had little impact on extending home ownership to lower income households, explains Bert Provan. So, the £2bn investment in “social and affordable housing” is, while welcome, wholly inadequate to meet the pressing and increasing need for low cost rented […]

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    The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty-First Century: The Piketty Opportunity

The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty-First Century: The Piketty Opportunity

In The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty-First Century: The Piketty Opportunity, editors Pat Hudson and Keith Tribe bring together contributors to respond to, and build upon, the possibilities offered by Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century. While George Maier would have welcomed more attention on the broader cultural, political and social facets of inequality beyond an economic […]

Why it’s not so simple to make the EU simpler

The EU’s institutional architecture is often regarded as being too complex for citizens to properly engage with, and both Jean-Claude Juncker and Emmanuel Macron have recently proposed some form of simplification. Dimiter Toshkov argues that while the EU is extraordinarily complex, efforts to simplify it are likely to come at the cost of either its inclusiveness or effectiveness.

In his […]

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    Your tenants are gay, get over it!: How housing services discriminate against LGBT+ users

Your tenants are gay, get over it!: How housing services discriminate against LGBT+ users

Are public services delivering equality for LGBT+ service users? In a socially progressive society like the UK, the presumption is that probably they are. However, Peter Matthews and Chris Poyner’s research suggests some very basic steps are still required to deliver equality.

In 2017 gay men and LGBT+* allies in the UK are celebrating 50 years since sex between two […]