ResPublica's DION WATTS examines what happens when the public sector is opened up to competition from the private one, an unexpected driver of innovation and enterprise in public services.
ResPublica Research Assistant and Conservative Councillor Tom Hunt discusses patriotism as core to civic conservatism and its role in fostering shared identity and values in Britain
Phillip Blond comments on the present economic crisis, on balancing austerity and growth, on the possibilities for the redistribution of wealth, and on immigration policy.
The party conference season in the UK has ended, Religious ideas are shaping the new British politics – but Ed Miliband and David Cameron have different moral visions
Conservatives meet in Manchester to discuss the problems in the UK, including human rights and gay marriage, but not all of them agree on what should be done.
Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, attacks policies on welfare and the Big Society, which are currently being advanced by Prime Minister David Cameron and the British Parliament.
A co-operative budget would encourage a more genuine, participatory model, a new co-operative manufacturing revolution, and grassroots successes, such as co-operative schools
The Conservative Big Society and the Labour Good Society: two models to make people and communities the protagonists of the society at the centre od a debate in London
The Christian legacy historically opened up the "secular" space by both desacralising the political and creating the "Church" space of free association, that evolved into the civil society
Matt Leach, Associate Director of ResPublica, argues that the Big Society is taking on a life of its own, transforming the relationships between people, place and state
The Big Society represents a far more profound shift in British politics than is commonly recognised, and in a sense it is beyond left and right
ResPublica launched a paper about new strategies to capitalise the poorest sectors of society. As a starting point it suggested six rights: to buy, to build, to try, to bid, to work, and to know
With reference to the presence of social subjectivities and intermediate bodies that constitute the infrastructure of the Big Society, Italy is the European leader along with England
The difference between an ideology born in anger or frustration and a quest for sanctity which contributes to the life of society
Without saints a society will not be a just society. Its politics will be dominated by anger and the struggle for power. Saints are needed to make society human