Global Britain for an open world?

Think tank: The Foreign Policy Centre

Author(s): Adam Hug; Devin O'Shaughnessy (Ed)

October 19, 2021

This report from UK think tank the Foreign Policy Centre and Westminster Foundation for Democracy looks at the importance of open societies to the UK’s ambitions.

Open societies around the world and the international system that supports them are under growing threat. This Foreign Policy Centre (FPC) and Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) publication provides detailed analysis and practical ideas for how the UK can meet this challenge with a ‘renewed commitment to (being) a force for good in the world-defending openness, democracy and human rights’ necessary for ‘shaping the open international order of the future’.

This publication has been edited by Adam Hug (FPC) and Devin O’Shaughnessy (WFD). It includes contributions from: Rt Hon Alistair Burt (Lancaster University); Stephen Twigg (Commonwealth Parliamentary Association); Graham Teskey and Tom Wingfield (Abt Associates); Joe Powell (Open Government Partnership); James Rogers (Council on Geostrategy); Phil Mason (Independent anti-corruption specialist); Murray Hunt (Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law); Iva Dobichina (Open Society Foundations), Poonam Joshi (The Funders Initiative for Civil Society [FICS]), Sarah Green (FICS) and James Savage (The Fund for Global Human Rights); Kim Eric Bettcher (Center for International Private Enterprise); Rt Hon Maria Miller MP (APPG for Women in Parliament); James Deane (BBC Media Action and International Fund for Public Interest Media); Catherine Stihler (Creative Commons); Dame Audrey Glover (FPC); and Rafael Jiménez Aybar (WFD).