Political Quarterly

We are seeing the onset of a new logic of government, which promises to alleviate many of the symptoms and crises of our age

Many commentators greeted the onset of the financial crisis with the expectation that this heralded the end of the neoliberal era. Yet four years later, the ‘neoliberal’ model of policy-making has exhibited a resilience which such people would not have predicted. William Davies argues that this increasingly common framing looks at the problem in the wrong way and that we are instead witnessing the […]

Faith in democratic institutions has fallen to dangerously low levels at a time when we need democracy more than ever

The five years since the financial crisis have seen faith in democratic institutions fall to dangerously low levels, precisely at the moment when David Blunkett MP argues that we need politics (and politicians) more than ever. We must urgently address the question of how political life can be revitalised in a way which avoids the twin dangers of extremism and technocracy.  […]