Manchester Policy Blogs: Growth and inclusion
Making poverty reduction central to processes of economic growth and devolution.
Could young people show a new way for politics?
17 May 2017
Since the general election was called, there has been an upturn in voter registration amongst the under 25s. Many young people, however, have still not registered and they are considered less likely to vote than older people. But this by no means tells the whole story. Young people are starting to seek new, bolder ways […]
A National Education Service could restore the opportunity of education
15 May 2017
Liam Shields, Lecturer in Political Theory at The University of Manchester examines the Labour Party’s manifesto promise to establish a life-long National Education Service which could enhance equality of opportunity throughout the UK. This policy has many parallels with the NHS and the emphasis on opportunities for educational enrichment beyond “school-age” is striking. By including […]
Overcoming ethnic prejudice: how a positive trend could be threatened
12 May 2017
An important indicator of a breakdown of barriers between different ethnic groups is accepting someone of a different ethnic background marrying into the family. Much research into attitudes looks at the views of the majority ethnic group separately to those of the minorities. In a break from this tradition, researchers from the University of Manchester […]
The UK Technifesto
3 May 2017
Inequality in our world is a root cause of many problems, but the strength of technology means it is no longer inevitable, says Vikas Shah. Here he shares his Technifesto for the United Kingdom. Information is now who we are – technology is our primary economic, social and cultural tool It’s an absolute priority to […]
Taking action on local employment issues: how far can voluntary employment charter initiatives take us?
6 April 2017
As the Greater Manchester mayoral election approaches, a key issue on the candidates’ agendas is raising employment standards across the city. Here, Ceri Hughes from the Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit and Emily Ball from Oxfam GB discuss the policy implications of rolling out a local employment charter in Manchester, highlighting what this would mean for […]