a think tank for the post-populist era

Politics Without Borders develops ideas, policy solutions and advocacy to enrich the social democratic left.

“A reinvigorated internationalism is essential to address environmental, technological, medical and fiscal challenges.”

We believe that today’s challenges can be met only through an internationalist approach, that cross-border co-operation is essential to finding solutions that work and that nationalist conservatism acts only to exacerbate the problems we face.

The world is changing fast. Nationalist conservatives and populists have exploited people’s genuine fears of change but offer no solutions. Strong leaders, who personify their nations, may be seen as comforting in an age of continual change. They play to a fear of the ‘other’ and the zero-sum game of nationalist isolation. A reinvigorated internationalism is essential to address environmental, technological, medical and fiscal challenges.

PWB wants to reverse the decline of internationalism. We will do so with an approach that combines policy with advocacy. It is essential to listen to critical voices, but also to be firm in not pandering to false solutions for the sake of ease. We will argue for a progressive, internationalist future, one that applies those values and equips opponents of nationalism to win.

Next Webinar –
Populism in Retreat?

Defeats, particular that of Donald Trump and the events which followed, demonstrate both that populism and national conservatism can be beaten and the problems. Join our panel on 16 April 2021.

Blog – Time to strengthen the EU’s capacity

Pro-Europeans need to go on the offensive and ensure Euroscepticism doesn’t gain ground during the current crisis

2021 Webinar Series – the world we find now

The upheavals of 2016 to 2020 have left us with a different world. Our 2021 webinars explore current issues and question how progressive politics changes to move ahead.

Feature – Grabbing the Future Back from Nationalists

How Brexit has impacted on the UK’s COVID-19 response and why the UK’s future relationship with the EU is now more important than ever.

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