Some contemporary political developments take inspiration from fascism. But analogies between modern anti-liberal reaction and earlier totalitarian ideologies tend to obscure more than they enlighten. The concept of illiberalism allows us to make cross-national, ideational comparisons â€“ especially transhistorical ones, writes Julian G. Waller Read more
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is committed to a politics of â€˜levelling upâ€™ as the defining ambition of his government. Will Jennings, Lawrence McKay and Gerry Stoker argue that this may prove to be a long-lasting policy agenda, albeit one more of symbolism than substance Read more
Levelling up has become the centrepiece of the UK governmentâ€™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 governmentâ€™s undoing, argues Jack Newman Read more
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