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Jailbreak: How to Transform Prisoners' Training

Jon Trigg, Mark Lovell & Carolyn Altounyan
July 2010
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Kenneth Clarke, the Justice Secretary, has announced that more prisoners will be trained to find a job on release. In that way re-offending will be cut. But, says Politeia’s new study, the system itself must be transformed if the policy is to be effective. The authors, who themselves have turned prisoners’ lives around, explain the obstacles to be tackled and propose the way forward.

Latin for Language Learners

Chris Pelling & Llewelyn Morgan
June 2010
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Latin has been squeezed out of the curriculum and recently excluded from the plan for foreign languages at primary school. Unless the trend is reversed English education will be poorer. In Politeia's new publication Latin for Language Learners, Professor Chris Pelling and Dr Llewelyn Morgan explain the advantages of learning Latin. It facilitates learning other languages and helps raise standards across the curriculum.

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Pension Reckoning: Paying for Public and Private Pensions

Charles Cowling
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Author Charles Cowling explains that not only are too few individuals saving, or saving enough; but even for successful pension schemes in the public and private sectors, the story is of soaring, possibly unsustainable, costs. He explains how the pensions system can be overhauled and future cover for the retired be secured. Clear steps are set out for three pillar reform.

Poverty or Prosperity: What Tax is Best for a Flourishing Economy?

Vito Tanzi, Irwin Stelzer, Peter Birch Sørenson, Dennis Snower, Deepak Lal, Alessio Brown, Arij Lans Bovenberg, Sheila Lawlor
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What policies will reverse the UK’s decline and restore fiscal good sense? Should taxes rise, or will public spending cuts resolve the problem? Now the emphasis is on cuts, where should they begin and how big should they be? In Politeia’s new book, Poverty or Prosperity, leading economists set out the principles for a long-term recovery and the changes needed if the rising costs of our society are to be met.

Safeguarding Sovereignty: A Bill for UK Constitutional Rights in the EU

Martin Howe
January 2010
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Martin Howe QC, a Queen's Counsel specialising in European Law, examines the constitutional basis of UK sovereignty. He explains that ultimately Parliament is sovereign. However, the state of affairs over the years since the Treaty of Rome has become less certain and assured. He explains why, before considering the steps needed to ensure that the constitutional basis of UK sovereignty is entrenched.

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