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Max Wind-Cowie

Max Wind-Cowie
Max Wind-Cowie runs the Progressive Conservatism Project, which identifies conservative values and policies that have progressive ends.

The Progressive Conservatism Project has recently published work on the Conservative Party's relationship with trade unions by Robert Halfon MP, a collection of essays from leading Tory women and research reports on regeneration, forced marriage, pride and welfare reform.

Max has written extensively about patriotism and civic engagement as motivators for pro-social behaviour and about long-term reform to the welfare system to promote individual and community responsibility. He blogs regularly for ConservativeHome, Platform 10 and the Huffington Post and has written for the Telegraph on localism, Britishness and human rights.

Max is a Campaign Adviser to the centre-right campaign group Right Angle. Prior to joining Demos, Max worked in policy and public affairs at the Charity Commission and Mind.

Max Wind-Cowie was on the panel of Equality versus Difference at The Great Debate: Whatever Happened to Equality? in November 2012.

Books by Max Wind-Cowie

Everyday Equality by Max Wind-Cowie

Inequality has not always been seen as a priority for conservatives. This pamphlet argues that in face of new evidence about the impact of ‘everyday inequalities’ – those inequalities we see around us that are transparently unfair or undeserved – conservatives should now look again at the issue of distribution in our society.

The things that conservatives wish to achieve, from strong communities to educational opportunities, are more difficult to embed in societies which maintain enormous gulfs between the haves and the have-nots.

This pamphlet argues that there is a conservative case for a more equal society. But a national approach is too inflexible and too prescriptive to fit with a modern conservative agenda of greater autonomy for regions, communities and families. The approach set out here, one driven by localism, shows that equality can go hand in hand with independence and in localism.

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Progressive Conservatism Project

Iron Ladies by Beatrice Karol Burks and Max Wind-Cowie

Civic Streets: The Big Society in Action by Max Wind-Cowie

Ending Forced Marriage by Max Wind-Cowie, Phillida Cheetham and Tom Gregory

A Place for Pride by Max Wind-Cowie and Tom Gregory

Of Mutual Benefit: Personalised Welfare for the Many by Max Wind-Cowie

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