People, Places & Democracy
Power and wealth are not well distributed in Britain, meaning too many people feel excluded from politics and policy-making. Our work explores ways to give more people a say and a stake in the country’s future.
Moving On: A Labour approach to the post-Brexit economy
This short paper by five leading Labour Party MPs aims to outline a possible approach the government could take to rebalancing the British economy in the first post-EU referendum Autumn Statement.
|Published:||18 November 2016|
|Author(s):||Chuka Umunna, Rachel Reeves MP, Alison McGovern MP, Shabana Mahmood MP, Chris Leslie|
Dead centre? Redefining the centre of British politics
Working together, Opinium and the Social Market Foundation carried out polling in the second half of August 2016, asking voters to place themselves on a left-right continuum, do the same for a range of politicians and tell us their views on some top issues and policies.
|Published:||14 September 2016|
Devolution and poverty: Can we tackle poverty at a local level?
Greater devolution in England has been largely framed around growth, with much less debate about the effect on poverty. This paper is intended to provide a summary of the key questions and considerations facing policymakers, informed by two roundtable events held in Birmingham and London, with politicians and policymakers from local and central Government, local charities, and experts on city growth and poverty.
|Published:||08 June 2016|
What’s the big deal? Policy sticking points for post-election negotiations
This briefing note looks in detail at the substance of four potential post-election discussions: those between Conservatives and Liberal Democrats; Labour and Liberal Democrats; Labour and SNP; and Conservatives and UKIP.
|Published:||30 April 2015|
Institutional Corruption? The revolving door in American and British politics
The University of Warwick’s, Dr Mirko Draca launches his latest research on institutional corruption at the Social Market Foundation.
|Published:||23 October 2014|
Bridging Differences: What Communities and Government can do to foster Social Capital
This report reviews what community organisations in Birmingham, London, Madrid and New York are doing to alleviate tensions and build bridges between people from different backgrounds.
|Published:||28 January 2010|
|Author(s):||Sandra Gruescu, Verena Menne|
Well-being: How to lead the good life and what government should do to help
This book brings together celebrated academics and commentators to look for answers in the work of earlier thinkers, from JS Mill to JK Galbraith.
|Published:||28 July 2009|
The New Blue: Conservative candidates on new UK policy challenges
In The New Blue, the Social Market Foundation brings together leading Conservative parliamentary candidates to address the challenges faced by government and society.
|Published:||23 September 2008|