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    Movement politics and the 2014 party membership surge in Scotland

Movement politics and the 2014 party membership surge in Scotland

Thousands joined the SNP and Scottish Greens following the 2014 referendum, which they lost. Were these new members driven by an identification with the Yes movement? Lynn Bennie, James Mitchell, and Rob Johns explain how movement politics may have sparked a new type of party member.

It seems that we are living in an age when any party, campaign or event […]

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    Labour should be campaigning for a citizens’ wealth fund instead of a worker-ownership plan

Labour should be campaigning for a citizens’ wealth fund instead of a worker-ownership plan

Instead of giving some workers a small ownership stake in the companies they work for, Labour should be backing a citizens’ wealth fund, writes Stewart Lansley. A fund financed by the dilution of capital ownership would introduce the principle of profit sharing across all medium and large firms; and the benefits would be distributed collectively to all citizens rather […]

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    How women work together in masculinised parliaments to represent the interests of women

How women work together in masculinised parliaments to represent the interests of women

How do representatives act for those they represent? Peter Allen and Sarah Childs use the case of the Labour Party’s Women’s Committee to illustrate how it advances women’s interests in a feminist direction by sustaining its focus on a small number of issues and interacting with party leadership.

Over three days in London in September 2018, British women politicians and […]

How Democracy Ends by David Runciman

Is democracy in crisis? In How Democracy Ends, David Runciman offers a compelling and convincing account of the state of democracy today, separating clear threats from alarmism in an accessible, well-written and thoughtful book. Sean Kippin recommends this to anyone seeking to understand our current predicament and the future paths for democracy – if any – ahead. 
How Democracy Ends. David Runciman. […]

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    Who spoke at Labour’s conference, who didn’t, and what this tells us about a People’s Vote

Who spoke at Labour’s conference, who didn’t, and what this tells us about a People’s Vote

Who gets to speak at UK party conferences? Zac Greene and Javier Sajuria argue that selection is made by the leadership in order to influence the debate and resulting policies. The exclusion of prominent Remain voices from Labour’s 2018 conference therefore confirms the leadership’s conviction to leave the EU.

As party conference season is fully underway, Labour’s was off to […]

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    Brexit and moral foundation framing: the key to a People’s Vote is in Vote Leave’s hands

Brexit and moral foundation framing: the key to a People’s Vote is in Vote Leave’s hands

Will Conservative Brexiteers back another referendum? If so, is it the nature of the argument that will persuade them or who makes it? Eitan Tzelgov and Delia Dumitrescu show that, although views on Brexit are based around moral issues, moral framing alone does not persuade these voters. What does seem to change their minds on a second referendum […]

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    Parish Councils are a vital space for participatory democracy – but they are in crisis

Parish Councils are a vital space for participatory democracy – but they are in crisis

Despite being the first tier of government in England, Parish Councils are the least democratic of all tiers, writes Joanie Willett. She explains why that is and argues that a big part of the solution lies in employing new communication strategies in order to effectively engage a broader demographic.

When we talk about British politics, there is a tendency to […]

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    The ‘Exit from Brexit’ illusion: why the Liberal Democrats cannot capture the 48%

The ‘Exit from Brexit’ illusion: why the Liberal Democrats cannot capture the 48%

The days of the 2010 coalition seem a long way away for the Liberal Democrats. Is opposition to Brexit a ticket back to relevance? Can the party make inroads into the core Remain vote? David Cutts and Andrew Russell explain why this strategy, although logical, is unlikely to succeed.

Brighton was the focal point for the latest attempt by the […]