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Demos Quarterly: Autumn 2014

The Autumn Issue of Demos Quarterly, our magazine of political ideas, is now published.

The lead essay, contributed by Michael Lind, traces the lineage of liberalism, linking today’s populism to the ideas that animated John Locke and the Founding Fathers.

Read the essay. Browse the magazine.

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Do no harm


Migrant access to healthcare in the UK has been the subject of much discourse in recent British politics.

A new Demos report investigates the factors discouraging people from accessing healthcare, and the potential ethical and practical responses from policymakers.


Read the report. Come to the event.

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Changing places


Immigration regularly tops surveys as the issue people are most concerned about. But what influences the public's views?

A new Demos report seeks to understand social attitudes towards immigration, integration and ethnic diversity.


Read the report. Share the infographic.

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The future of housing with care


Paul Burstow MP gave a speech announcing the findings of Demos's Commission on Residential Care.

The final report recommends a number of measures to embed good practice in the sector and challenge public perceptions.


Read the report. Listen to Paul Burstow's speech.

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Going it alone


Self-employment is at its highest level on record, now making up 1 in 7 of those in work.

A new Demos report investigates the the dramatic shift in working patterns, and what it means for public policy. 


Read the report. Read the article.

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On speaking terms


The last Census found around 850,000 migrants could not speak English well or at all.

A new Demos report argues the lack of a government strategy, and a drop in funding for ESOL courses, is preventing migrants reaching their full potential.


Read the report. Read the blog.

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Building for the future


Demos has launched a Commission on Apprenticeships to improve the quantity and quality of vocational training.

We are issuing a call for evidence, encouraging employers, learning providers and policymakers to share their expertise.


Read about the Commission. See the call for evidence.

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Vox Digitas


Our latest CASM report examines the huge potential of listening to digital voices on Twitter.

To mark its release we analysed 2 million tweets aimed at celebrities, finding that male public figures more often felt the brunt of online abuse.


Read the report. Read the analysis.

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Understanding poverty


Read Poverty in Perspective, our landmark report that introduces a pioneering model for measuring poverty.

You can also view interactive infographics of our child poverty types on the stand-alone Poverty in Perspective website.


Read the report and the blog. Explore the infographic website.

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