Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Visible Hand: George Osborne and the Labour Market

Tweet CURA’s Professor Phil Almond writes about contradictions in  labour market policy that are apparent in the government’s March 2016 budget. George Osborne’s Budget appears to have been a much less successful exercise in fostering hegemony than his immediate post-election efforts. … Continue reading

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Book Review: What a Waste – Outsourcing and how it Goes Wrong

Tweet In this book review, CURAs Dr. Heather Connolly shares her thoughts on the recent book by Researchers at Manchester Capitalism “What a Waste”. This blog was originally published on the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute’s website. With increasing numbers of … Continue reading

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The London Communities Commission: Building Local Capacity

Tweet CURAs Ines Newman writes about the independent London Communities Commission (LCC), which is tasked with looking into how citizens and communities in London’s most deprived areas might be strengthened and supported in these times of austerity. The LCC was set up in September 2015, … Continue reading

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Taking Power Back: Review by CURA

Tweet Professor Jonathan Davies and Dr Adrian Bua from CURA respond to Simon Parker’s  previous  blog where he explained the argument of his recent book ‘Taking Power Back‘. This blog will be followed over the next few weeks with a reply by Simon. Taking Power Back … Continue reading

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