Monthly Archives: December 2015

Social Exclusion and Labour Rights in the Banlieues of Paris

Tweet The terrorist attacks in Paris have again highlighted the problem of social divisions in France and the extent to which they lead to feelings of exclusion that in some way incite violent responses. It appears that some of the … Continue reading

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Regional Savings Banks and the Financial Crisis in Spain

Tweet The sovereign debt crisis that put the Spanish socialist (PSOE) government under pressure to begin an austerity programme in May 2010  started two years earlier in a crisis of the financial system.  Whilst central government initially dismissed it as … Continue reading

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Making the most of the devolution revolution

Tweet In his budget statement last week, the Chancellor spoke again of a ‘devolution revolution’. Other areas beyond Greater Manchester will receive new powers and responsibilities previously held in Whitehall. Agreements with Sheffield, Cornwall and Yorkshire are underway, with more … Continue reading

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Managing Capitalism in Latin America: the Decline of the ‘Pink Tide’

Tweet Following over a decade of relatively high growth rates wedded to redistribution, increased social spending, and the incorporation of labour and social movements into the wheels of decision making, consistent electoral success of the political Left in countries as … Continue reading

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