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Jon Bloomfield is an honorary research fellow at Birmingham University and co-author with Robin Wilson of Building The Good Society: A New Form of Progressive Politics (Compass)

Articles by Jon Bloomfield

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Birmingham and the emergence of inter-marriage

The last of four excerpts from the forthcoming ‘Our City: Migrants and the Making of Modern Birmingham’: on the emergence of live and let live.

Birmingham: educating the kids

The third excerpt from the forthcoming ‘Our City: Migrants and the Making of Modern Birmingham’: on how to get a supplementary school up and running and why.

Birmingham and doing the work nobody else wants to do

The second of four excerpts from the forthcoming ‘Our City: Migrants and the Making of Modern Birmingham’: on the 3D jobs: dirty, dull or difficult.

Birmingham: a better city and a stronger economy

The first of four excerpts from the forthcoming ‘Our City: Migrants and the Making of Modern Birmingham’: on the move to white-collar jobs.

Dangerous road to divisive places

A review of The Road to Somewhere. The Populist Revolt and the Future of Politics by David Goodhart, London (2017).

Responding to Brexit: breaking with neo-liberalism

The last of this series discusses how the damage caused by traditional left and social democratic party embrace of neo-liberal models of globalisation can be repaired, and social democracy reframed.

Responding to Brexit: returning to a social market model on migration

In the second part of the series on key inter-related aspects of the upheaval facing European countries and their citizens: how should the EU tackle the issue of internal migration?

Responding to Brexit: taking the political initiative

This three part series considers key inter-related aspects of the current political upheaval facing the citizens and countries of Europe. This first article examines how the European political class should respond.

The case for Europe, 2016

In an interdependent world, nationalism offers no bolt-hole. The task for all progressives is to find effective ways to engage with continental partners, creating a new blend of national and European politics.

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