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Portugal and austerity: what European model?

Tweet In today’s blog post, Roberto Falanga and Simone Tulumello describe the trajectory of Portuguese austerity politics, from the post-crash bailout. Portugal is often held up as an example of anti-austerity politics, especially by the left in other countries. Roberto … Continue reading

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Book Debate: The End of Representative Politics?

Tweet Today we publish a two part blog on Professor Simon Tormey’s book “the End of Representative Politics“. In this work Tormey argues that narratives of democratic decline are too tightly focused on representative forms of politics, and thus conceal … Continue reading

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Austerity Diasporas – Portugal and Migration

Tweet Lisa Rodan continues our “Austerity Diasporas” series, with a second post related to her ongoing PhD research into the experiences of Portuguese migrants affected by the 2008 crash and ensuing austerity. The first post focused on social changes leading up to the … Continue reading

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Thinking Differently About Peri-urban Infrastructures

Tweet In today’s post, Valeria Gaurneros-Meza dn Steven Griggs report on the results of a two day workshop on peri-urban infrastructures hosted by CURA at DMU on May 2017. Whether we are travelling to work on a train, flushing a … Continue reading

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Austerity Diasporas – Households in Crisis: Austerity, Migration and Family in Portuguese London

Tweet In today’s post Lisa Rodan introduces a series of publications on her ongoing PhD research into how Portuguese migrants understand their lives and experiences in relation to the political and social changes wrought by the 2008 financial crisis and the … Continue reading

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Popular Democracy – Response by Adrian Bua

Tweet In this post Adrian Bua continues CURA’s third book debate by replying to Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Ernesto Ganuza’s first post outlining the argument in their recent book “Popular Democracy: the Paradox of Participation”. Popular Democracy deals with an important question … Continue reading

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Urban Futures Podcast – Tackling City Decline with Andy Pike

Tweet In this second edition of the Urban Futures podcast we talk to Andy Pike, Professor of Local and Regional Development and Director of the Centre for Urban and Regional Development studies, at Newcastle University about recent work he and … Continue reading

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Patterns of Neoliberalisation and Resistance

Tweet Professor Jonathan Davies introduces a new paper “Austerity Urbanism: Patterns of Neoliberalisation and Resistance in Six Cities of Spain and the UK”. The paper is co-authored with Ismael Blanco and published in Environment and Planning A. The article is … Continue reading

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How the world’s first Social Impact Bond drained public resources, and why the market model fails forward

Tweet In today’s blog, Robert Ogman argues that success stories on the social investment market are hiding inconvenient truths, and require honest rethink about such risky and expensive policy experiments In 2009, when governments took on enormous debts to rescue … Continue reading

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Dissemination Report: Governing in and Against Austerity

Tweet We are delighted to publish our dissemination report for the Austerity Governance project. It is titled Governing in and Against Austerity and provides an overview and reports initial findings from our eight case studies of austerity governance in Athens, … Continue reading

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