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The Just Society: A Manifesto for Labour

The Just Society: A Manifesto for Labour

Matt Beech

ISBN: 978-1-118-83052-9

Feb 2015, Wiley-Blackwell

200 pages

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The Just Society presents a series of essays that offer a bold prescriptive for the next Labour government predicated on a combative argument for economic and social change in British society.

  • Advances an argument for regulating a 21st-century market economy and ordering market outcomes based upon ethical socialist principles
  • Offers a direct challenge to the Coalition’s politics of austerity and outlines specific policy proposals for demand-led, long-term economic growth
  • Critiques Localism and the ‘Big Society’ as little more than a contemporary form of neo-liberalism designed to jettison the Labour-built social democratic state
  • Argues for the necessity of the social democratic state to provide essential public goods and services which endow British citizens with freedom and security
  • Outlines a series of radical proposals on taxation, social services, civil liberties, the environment, Britain’s role in the world, and more