Articles by Jack Newman

June 7, 2021

The ‘levelling up’ agenda of Boris Johnson's government – and why there might be trouble ahead

Jack Newman
Levelling up has become the centrepiece of the UK government’s vision for a post-Brexit and post-Covid Britain. It promises greater equality without anybody losing out, and it appeals to all parts of the political spectrum. But these big promises create major challenges that could be the government’s undoing, argues Jack Newman
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Jack Newman
Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Surrey

Jack is currently working on the project Local Institutions, Productivity, Sustainability and Inclusivity Trade-offs (LIPSIT).

His research is primarily concerned with British politics and social theory, with specialisms in local government, English devolution, the Conservative Party, and social security policy.

He has previously worked at the University of Leeds teaching politics and sociology, where he was awarded an MA in 2014 and a PhD in 2019.

Follow him on Twitter @jacknewmanHE

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