14 March 2014 – Lawrence and Wishart
Out now: Next Soundings manifesto instalment
States of imagination (PDF)
Janet Newman and John Clarke
Many people associate the state with bureaucracy or even repression, and have no time for current politicians. But the state also looks after us – in hospitals, schools, social services – and could enable us to better control unscrupulous business and banks. Can we imagine a more responsive state?