Michael Jacobs

Michael Jacobs

Michael Jacobs is a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and at University College London, He was for six years Special Adviser to former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and before that General Secretary of the Fabian Society

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Green Social Democracy

Michael Jacobs

We are living through not one but two crises of capitalism. The first one – the economic crisis which has followed the financial crash of 2008 – everyone knows about.  The second is less familiar.  This is the crisis of the global environment. Of course environmentalists have been warning of ‘environmental crisis’ for over 50…

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Progressive Globalisation

Michael Jacobs

Polarised between neo-liberal advocates of free trade on the one hand, and utopian ‘anti-globalisers’ on the other, debates about globalization frequently generate more heat than light. This pamphlet offers an important new approach. Progressive Globalisation argues for the management of global capitalism under social democratic principles. It shows how the application of common rules and…