Twenty for Twenty

20 essays exploring the future of the public and not-for-profit sectors over the next ten years

In this collection of specially commissioned essays, leading figures from the third sector and beyond set out their vision of civil society in ten years' time. How will charities have responded to the recession - and can scrutiny of the financial sector by civil society groups make sure it doesn't happen again?

Can we reverse the trend of declining participation in politics? To combat climate change, must a totally new, participative style of democracy be developed? Will new roles for trade unions have emerged?

The consequences of an ageing population, the increasing influence of young social entrepreneurs, and the impact of technology on everything from the arts to the government-citizen relationship is considered.

At a time of great uncertainty, leading commentators predict big changes in the relationship between the third sector and government - and suggest how civil society can not only weather the economic storm, but emerge reinvigorated.

Goodbye Cohesive Communities, Hello Successful Neighbourhoods

Dr. Julian Baggini

Journalist, Author and Editor
The Philosophers' Magazine

Visual Arts in the City

Lewis Biggs

Liverpool Biennial

Why an Evidence Base Matters - and How to Use it

Adrienne Burgess

Head of Research
Fatherhood Institute

Beyond Public Services, Beyond Active Citizens

Josie Emberton

Live UnLtd

In Praise of the Community Interest Company: the 'Charity' Enterprise of the Future

Duncan Fisher OBE

Social Entrepreneur and
Commentator on Family Issues

What Next for International Development?

Daniel Harris

Managing Director
DHA Communications

New Challenges ahead for the Charitable Sector

Andrew Hind

Chief Executive
Charity Commission

The UK Creative Economy - So What Next?

John Holden

Visiting Professor at City
University and Associate Demos

How Civil Society can Help Avert a Repeat Financial Crisis

Catherine Howarth

Chief Executive

The Role of Faith Based Organisations in the Future of Civil Society

The Rt Rev James Jones

The Bishop of Liverpool

Too Rough to Go Slow

Tony Kendle

Eden Project

The Birth of the Relational State

Geoff Mulgan

Young Foundation

Innovation, Technology and the Future of Orchestral Music

Chi-chi Nwanoku MBE

Principal Double Bassist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and BBC Radio 3 Broadcaster

Public Service Cuts: All Pain, No Gain

Frances O'Grady

Deputy General Secretary

An Asylum System Fit for the 21st Century

Caroline Slocock

Chief Executive
Refugee and Migrant Justice

The Challenges of an Ageing Society

Sam Smethers

Chief Executive
Grandparents Plus

2020: Public Service Reform... But Not as We Know it!

Hilary Wainwright

Writer, Editor and Academic

Democracy is Dead, Long Live Democracy

Dr. Stuart Wilks-Heeg

Executive Director, Democratic Audit and Senior Lecturer of Social Policy, University of Liverpool

Will Reform Deliver Better Services for People with Multiple Needs?

Dominic Williamson

Chief Executive
Revolving Doors Agency

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