The ResPublica Trust (which operates under the
trading name ResPublica) is an independent, non-partisan think tank. We focus
on developing practical solutions to enduring socio-economic and cultural
problems in the UK.
Our ideas are founded on the principles of a
post-liberal vision of the future which moves beyond the traditional political
dichotomies of left and right, and which prioritise the need to recover the
language and practice of the common good.
Based on the premise that human relationships should
once more be positioned as the centre and meaning of an associative society, we
aim to foster a 'one nation' approach to social and economic inequality so that
the benefits of capital, trade and entrepreneurship are open to all. A
vibrant democracy and market economy require a stronger focus on virtue,
vocation and ethos. Consequently our practical recommendations for policy
implementation seek to strengthen the links between individuals, institutions
and communities that create both human and social capital, in order to achieve
a political space that is neither dominated by the state nor the market alone.
Download a copy of our 2012 annual report and accounts here.
“Phillip Blond has been at the cutting edge of progressive thinking about public services and the future of our society. ResPublica will now enable that thinking – and the practical policy suggestions which flow from it – to be carried forward. It is an exciting initiative which has arrived at a vital time.” - The Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP, Prime Minister
“One of the most exciting thinkers around.” -The Rt. Hon. Oliver Letwin MP, Minister of State, Cabinet Office
"ResPublica is an important and timely addition to the policy landscape in the UK, leading a strand of debate around mutualism, reciprocity and community that transcends traditional divisions between left and right." - John Cruddas, MP for Dagenham and Rainham
"It is a sign of the bankruptcy of the liberal left that it falls to Phillip Blond to make the principled but liberal case about what kind of capitalism we want." - Will Hutton, author, 'The Stakeholding Society.'