In partnership with Edward Mortimer, co-author, ACUNS is pleased to present Freedom in Diversity: Ten Lessons for Public Policy from Britain, Canada, France, Germany and the United States.

About Freedom in Diversity

One of the major challenges of our time is how to combine freedom and diversity. This research project looks at lessons from experience in five advanced Western democracies: Britain, France, Germany, the US and Canada. We have set out to gather already published indicators and relevant analyses, as well as pursuing individual avenues of original research. This year’s Dahrendorf Colloquium was a major conference on 3-5 May 2013, bringing together experts from many different fields and all five countries, with Martha Nussbaum delivering a keynote lecture. The focus was firmly on conclusions useful for public policy.

The report is presenting key findings from the comparative research, and drawing lessons, both positive and negative. You can find a pdf of the report here.

The project is based at the European Studies Centre at St Antony’s College Oxford, in the context of the Dahrendorf Programme for the Study of Freedom. The project chair is Professor Timothy Garton Ash and the principal investigator is Dr Kerem Öktem.

More information is available at