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Max Wind-Cowie

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Max Wind-Cowie is a Demos Associate.

Max Wind-Cowie ran the Integration and National Identity programme  at Demos.

Max also oversaw the Progressive Conservatism Project imprint, which publishes policy papers, essays and research from thinkers and politicians of the centre-right. The project published work on the Conservative Party's relationship with trade unions by Robert Halfon MP, a collection of essays from leading Tory women and research reports on regenerationforced marriagepride and welfare reform.

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Recapitalising the Poor
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Max Wind-Cowie
Publication Date
2009-07-17
Publication Type
Pamphlet

Recapitalising the Poor makes proposals across Housing Benefits, pensions and money-lending to end the current cash-based, drip-feed welfare system and propose ways to give low-waged workers and families the assets to lift themselves out of dependency.

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Leading from the Front
Authors
Jonty Olliff-Cooper, Max Wind-Cowie, Jamie Bartlett
Publication Date
2009-09-22
Publication Type
Pamphlet

As part of Demos' Progressive Coservatism project, Leading from the Front argues that public sector reform must empower frontline staff to create empowered citizens and improved public service provision.

 

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Everyday equality
Authors
Max Wind-Cowie
Publication Date
2010-02-09
Publication Type
Pamphlet

Inequality has not always been seen as a priority for conservatives. This pamphlet argues that in face of new evidence about the impact of ‘everyday inequalities’ – those inequalities we see around us that are transparently unfair or undeserved – conservatives should now look again at the issue of distribution in our society.

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Civic Streets
Authors
Max Wind-Cowie
Publication Date
2010-06-07
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This report looks at how two sink estates transformed their areas from the ground up, and what the 'Big Society, Big Citizens' agenda can learn from these experiences.

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Open Economics
Authors
Dan Leighton, Max Wind-Cowie
Publication Date
2011-02-10
Publication Type
Pamphlet

Open Economics is the first step to rebalancing the power of economic expertise in public life. It considers reforms that work towards consensus and public engagement in economic debate.

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Of Mutual Benefit
Authors
Max Wind-Cowie
Publication Date
2011-03-09
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This pamphlet informs the task of welfare reform, demonstrating how people can be better protected from financial shocks at a reduced cost to the state.

 

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Are we there yet?
Authors
Max Wind-Cowie
Publication Date
2011-09-30
Publication Type
Collections

A collection of essays that explores some of central questions around the Conservative party’s race agenda.

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A Place for Pride
Authors
Max Wind-Cowie, Tom Gregory
Publication Date
2011-11-18
Publication Type
Pamphlet

New research argues for a revised approach to our relationship with patriotism

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Open Dialogue
Authors
Max Wind-Cowie, Beatrice Karol Burks
Publication Date
2011-12-16
Publication Type
Collections

A collection of essays reflecting on the Open Society and the threats it faces.

 

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The Data Dividend
Authors
Max Wind-Cowie
Publication Date
2012-03-05
Publication Type
Report

This report argues that a radical transformation in Government policy is needed to reap the rewards big data could offer.

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Measuring Up
Authors
Max Wind-Cowie, Claudia Wood
Publication Date
2012-04-19
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This report outlines a new tool for measuring the social value of corporate sponsorship.

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Ending Forced Marriage
Authors
Max Wind-Cowie, Phillida Cheetham , Tom Gregory
Publication Date
2012-04-30
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This report investigates the practice of forced marriage in the UK, suggesting how it can be brought to an end.

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Iron Ladies
Authors
Beatrice Karol Burks, Max Wind-Cowie
Publication Date
2012-05-14
Publication Type
Collections

This collection brings together contributions from female Conservative MPs.

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Rebalancing Risk and Responsibility
Authors
Max Wind-Cowie
Publication Date
2012-09-25
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This think piece argues that Government needs to use 'nudge'-style policy instruments to reward those who take responsibility.

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Everyone's Business
Authors
Duncan O'Leary, Max Wind-Cowie
Publication Date
2012-11-15
Publication Type
Report

A survey of almost 1,000 aspiring entrepreneurs reveals their attitudes and evaluates how government can better help their businesses.

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Duty of Care
Authors
Max Wind-Cowie
Publication Date
2012-12-12
Publication Type
Report

Duty of Care asks whether employers have a role to play in widening and strengthening financial protection for workers in the UK.

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Final Score
Authors
Max Wind-Cowie, Claudia Wood, Ally Paget
Publication Date
2012-12-20
Publication Type
Report

This report provides the results of the Measuring Up evaluation.

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Squaring the Circle
Authors
Max Wind-Cowie
Publication Date
2013-01-22
Publication Type
Report

Squaring the Circle investigates how we can promote financial security and wellbeing at a time of declining living standards and constrained public spending.

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Control Shift
Authors
Max Wind-Cowie
Publication Date
2013-03-11
Publication Type
Report

This report calls for a new settlement between the state, the individual and local communities. 

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Paying the price
Authors
Max Wind-Cowie, Jo Salter
Publication Date
2013-11-27
Publication Type
Report

Demos investigates the financial shortfall that cancer sufferers face and how employers and the NHS can ease the burden. 

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Irrational optimists
Authors
Claudia Wood, Max Wind-Cowie, Jonathan Todd
Publication Date
2013-12-02
Publication Type
Report

The findings presented in this report suggest the squeezed middle must be helped to move from an ‘irrational optimism’ about their situation to a more ‘reasonable hope’.

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Opting Up
Authors
Max Wind-Cowie
Publication Date
2014-04-10
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This report is the last in a series looking at financial security in the British workforce and exploring what can be done to improve our collective and individual resilience.

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Recapitalising the Poor

Max Wind-Cowie, Jonty Olliff-Cooper

This project looks at ways of using conservative theory and ideology to deliver progressive aims in the context of poverty in the UK.

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On Your Side

Jonty Olliff-Cooper, Max Wind-Cowie

The Progressive Conservatism Project will set out a new, radical agenda for how older people can be better supported by the state and each other in a time of shrinking budgets, by creating a new facilitator services to unscramble the complex web of state and charitable help already on offer.

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A very British foreign policy

Max Wind-Cowie, Jonathan Birdwell

This project aims to facilitate genuine public engagement in British foreign policy.  Demos will ask a representative sample of British people, with advice and debate from internationally renowned experts and thinkers, to draw up a list of principles on which they feel that British foreign policy should be based. 

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Party Conferences 2010

Claire Coulier, Julia Margo, Max Wind-Cowie, Philip Collins

Demos will hold some great events at the three major party conferences this autumn.  Find out who's involved, what we'll be discussing and how you can be part of it.

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Next Time it's Personal

Max Wind-Cowie

The Progressive Conservatism Project is undertaking new research into how Britain can reform unemployment benefits in order to spread the cost more fairly between individuals, employers and the state.

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Patriotism and Pride

Max Wind-Cowie

This project will focus on 'practical patriotism', investigating the things that make people feel proud and give them a sense of belonging.

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Are We There Yet?

Max Wind-Cowie

This project will investigate the Conservative Party's relationship to issues of race and identity.

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Demos Collections

Max Wind-Cowie, Beatrice Karol Burks

The Demos collection series brings together thought leaders and experts to write on the big questions facing society.

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Ending Forced Marriage

Max Wind-Cowie, Phillida Cheetham

This project aims to identify an effective cross-border approach to tackling forced marriage in Britain.

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Squaring the Circle

Max Wind-Cowie

This project investigates how we can promote financial security and wellbeing at a time of declining living standards and constrained public spending.

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The politics of demography

David Goodhart, Max Wind-Cowie, Eric Kaufmann

This research will analyse the phenonemon of 'majority retreat', using the 2011 Census and demographic surveys to investigate the true nature of immigration and integration in Britain. 

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Paying the price

Jo Salter, Max Wind-Cowie

This project will highlight how policymakers and the health industry can work together to provide sustainable solutions to help people insure against or cope with the costs of cancer.

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Patients without borders

Max Wind-Cowie, Ian Wybron

This report aims to establish an evidence-base to make the pragmatic case for migrant access to healthcare. 

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Investigating migrant access to healthcare

Max Wind-Cowie

This report aims to establish an evidence-base to make the pragmatic case for migrant access to healthcare. 

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