Tom Bentley and James Wilsdon’s introduction to The Adaptive State, which they edited for Demos in 2003. 

Considers the ways in which government and the public sector can learn to enable adaptive outcomes in wider societies, the institutional capabilities and types of learning that are involved in doing so.    

The introductory essay, written with James Wilsdon, offers a new agenda for the role of government in underpinning basic forms of security and freedom, while enabling citizens to thrive in various ways.

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