Monthly Archives: June 2016

Two-tier Europe: the UK and associate membership

Tweet Carol Weaver argues that Brexit should lead to a redesign of EU membership, leading to the formalisation of a ‘two-tier Europe’ composed of full members and ‘associate members’ that agree to the same rules. Václav Havel once talked of … Continue reading

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Governing Perma-Austerity in Baltimore

Tweet Our colleague Madeleine Pill reports on the findings from the exploratory research in Baltimore, carried out as part of the collaborative governance under austerity project, sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of its Urban Transformations Network, and led by Prof. Jonathan Davies. … Continue reading

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Brexit: the Need for a “21st Century Marshall Plan”

Tweet Professor Jonathan Davies argues for a new “Marshall Plan” to fix the broken political economy of the UK, and of Europe. There are long decades when history barely moves.  And there are times when decades or even centuries fly … Continue reading

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Brexit – A Nation Divided

Tweet CURAs Jonathan Payne reflects on Brexit its causes and its consequences for UK progressives The people of Britain woke up this morning to a Brexit vote and a country deeply divided and ill at ease with itself and its … Continue reading

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The Coming Fight Over Brexit

Tweet Professor Jonathan Davies, director of CURA, offers his thoughts on Brexit. After yesterday’s staggering Brexit vote, it is impossible to predict what lies ahead. It is clear, however, that responsibility lies at the feet of both the British and … Continue reading

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Looking (and thinking and acting) beyond Brexit

Tweet CURA’s Adam Fishwick offers his thoughts on Brexit, in response to Jonathan Davies’s previous post. Brexit can only be understood as a victory for the Right. The Leave campaign was no anti-establishment revolt. Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Ian Duncan … Continue reading

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Workshop: Local Economic Development and Skills Under Austerity

Tweet In this post, Jonathan Payne reports back on a two day workshop on local economic development (LED) and skills policy under austerity held by the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) in May. The workshop brought together leading … Continue reading

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Workshop: Resistance and Alternatives to Austerity

Tweet Adam Fishwick and Heather Connolly report back on a workshop they convened for CURA on Resistance and Alternatives to Austerity. On 18th May CURA hosted our one day workshop on ‘Resistance and Alternatives to Austerity’ engaging with a range … Continue reading

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Austerity Urbanism – Scotland Style?

Tweet In today’s post Annette Hastings discusses ‘austerity urbanism’ in the Scottish context. It’s hard to counter the view that contemporary austerity is being realised to a large extent in and through what is happening in cities. Jamie Peck developed … Continue reading

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Governing Austerity in Athens

Tweet In today’s post our colleagues Ioannis Chorianopoulos and Naya Tselepi report the findings from the exploratory research in Athens, carried out as part of the collaborative governance under austerity project, sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of its Urban … Continue reading

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