Monthly Archives: April 2016

Workshop on Labour and Development: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

Tweet Date and Venue: Wednesday 1st June, 9.30-5pm, Hugh Aston building, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK Conveners: Dr Adam Fishwick and Dr Anita Hammer Crisis of contemporary capitalism has put labour, development, class struggles and the state at the centre … Continue reading

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Blazing the Neoliberal Trail: Timothy Weaver

Tweet In this post Timothy Weaver begins our second installment of our ‘book debates’ series, by outlining the main argument of his recent book ‘Blazing the Neo-liberal Trail‘, where he charts the development of neo-liberal hegemony in the UK and the US through … Continue reading

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Social exclusion and labour rights in the banlieues of Paris: Part II

Tweet In this blog, originally published by SPERI, CURAs Heather Connolly writes the second part of her blog series on social exclusion in Paris, and explains how trade union support for undocumented migrant workers is taking place in an atmosphere of growing stigmatisation … Continue reading

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Local Enterprise Partnerships, Skills Strategies and Austerity

Tweet In this post Jonathan Payne introduces a CURA-funded scoping study that he is carrying out with Phil Almond and Jonathan Davies into the role of local enterprise partnerships in developing skills strategies in a context of austerity Many commentators … Continue reading

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Taking Power Back: Response by Simon Parker

Tweet This post is the latest in the series debating Simon Parker’s recent book ‘Taking Power Back‘. The debate began with an outline by Simon of the main argument of his book, followed by a response by Jonathan Davies and Adrian Bua … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Local Democracy: Ines Newman

Tweet In this post Ines Newman describes the argument of her recent book “Reclaiming local democracy: a progressive future for local government“. Ines argues against the market fundamentalism informing the changes in British local government since the 1980’s, outlines an … Continue reading

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