Beyond Mont Pelerin: how does a movement prepare for power?
Since the 2008 crisis there has been a revival of interest in the question: what does it take to achieve systemic change? With a Labour leadership committed to such change now within touching distance of power, these questions have suddenly become much more immediate and vital for the UK left. Over the past six months, Joe Guinan and Christine Berry have been looking at how radical governments of both the left and right have succeeded – and failed – in catalysing transformative shifts in the economy. They have been asking what lessons the Labour left in Britain today can draw from these precedents, and what this means for where the movement must go next. This work will be published in book form next year as People Get Ready.