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Duncan Bowie has been strategic planner for the London Mayor, a university planning lecturer and has published a number of books on housing and planning policy. He is currently co-convener of the London and Wider South East Strategic Planning Network and chair of the Highbury Group on Housing Delivery. He is Chartist reviews editor.

Aims and Tasks of Democratic Socialism (1951)

This is the founding document of the reconstituted Socialist International. The document was adopted by the first post-war congress held in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, between...

Local government on the brink

Duncan Bowie explains how eight years of an austerity straitjacket has pushed many councils to the verge of collapse. But does Labour have an...

Keeping Left (1950)

The Keep Left group was formed in January 1947 by left-wing backbench Labour MPs grouped around the New Statesman journal. Their first pamphlet, Keep...

Two cheers for Labour housing policy

Mind the gaps says Duncan Bowie, but the new policy does put social housing back centre stage About two weeks before the local elections, Jeremy...

Let Us Face the Future (1945)

This document is the Labour Party’s manifesto for the 1945 General Election. It was the product of extensive discussions within the party and beyond...

Common Wealth Manifesto, 1943

The Common Wealth Party was a Christian socialist political party founded in July 1942, by the alliance of two left wing groups: the 1941 Committee, supported...

Harold Laski: Reflections on the Revolution in Our Time (1943)

Harold Laski was professor of Politics at the London School of Economics from 1926, having held a number of academic positions in the US...

Evan Durbin: The Politics of Democratic Socialism (1940)

Evan Durbin studied economics at University College, Oxford under Hugh Gaitskell. He was a lecturer in economics at the LSE from 1930 to 1945....

Douglas Jay: The Socialist Case (1937)

Douglas Jay was an economist and Labour minister. Educated at Winchester and Oxford, he was first a financial journalist at The Times and a...

Housing and the Budget

The budget has been widely referred to as ‘the housing budget’. The big announcement, left to the end of Hammond’s long budget speech, was...

Grenfell fire – an indictment of government

Grenfell fire – an indictment of government Duncan Bowie sees the Grenfell Tower fire as a consequence of multiple failures One of the key functions of...