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Beveridge 2.0: the supportive state

Hosted by the School of Public Policy and Beveridge 2.0

Online public event

Speakers

Professor Oriana Bandiera

Professor Oriana Bandiera

Professor Julian Le Grand

Professor Julian Le Grand

Dr Abigail McKnight

Dr Abigail McKnight

Jonathan Reynolds

Jonathan Reynolds

Chair

Professor Tony Travers

Professor Tony Travers

Join our panelists as they come together to discuss the new issue of the LSE Public Policy Review, Beveridge 2.0: The Supportive State.

The COVID-19 emergency is testing the protective capacity of welfare states in the most dramatic way. In virtue of their scale and nature, only the state can respond to on-going challenges, but policy responses need to be understood in relation to the capacity of different systems to provide protection and support. 

Prior to the COVID crisis, recent years had seen a growing debate around different approaches to address human needs: these differed in a variety of ways – in terms of type and coverage of provision, level of generosity and conditionality arrangements – which in turn reflected different priorities and policy goals. The new issue of the LSE Public Policy Review, Beveridge 2.0: The Supportive State discusses a range of these approaches, from Universal Basic Income and Universal Capital Grants to Universal Basic Services. It also addresses the radical changes that have affected the development of social security systems and tries to understand contemporary challenges to provide human security more broadly. 

Oriana Bandiera (@orianabandiera) is the Sir Anthony Atkinson Professor of Economics, LSE.

Julian Le Grand (@julianlegrand) is Professor of Social Policy at the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship, LSE.

Abigail McKnight (@CASE_LSE) is the Director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE.

Jonathan Reynolds (@jreynoldsMP) is Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

Tony Travers is Associate Dean of LSE School of Public Policy.

Beveridge 2.0: The Supportive State is the second issue of the LSEPPR, a brand new public policy journal hosted by the School of Public Policy at LSE and published by LSE Press (@LSEPress). The LSEPPR publishes thematic issues, bringing together policy-relevant research from across the social sciences.

The School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance.

Beveridge 2.0 Redefining the Social Contract is a programme hosted by the School of Public Policy that aims at bringing LSE's community together with the intent of exploring important policy questions, fostering dialogue across disciplines and identifying avenues for collaborative cross-disciplinary research.

This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19

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