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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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Popular Democracy by Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Ernesto Ganuza

Tweet In this post Ernesto Ganuza and Gianpaolo Baiocchi begin our third instalment of CURA’s Book Debates series by outlining the main argument in their recently co-authored book “Popular Democracy: the Paradox of Participation” – where they trace the development … Continue reading

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Interrogating Urban Crisis

Tweet In today’s post, Professor Jonathan Davies explains the arguments developed in the introductory piece to a special issue of Urban Studies on the governance, contestation and critique of urban crises. The paper, co-authored by Jonathan, Mustafa Bayırbağ  and Sybille … Continue reading

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Urban Futures Podcast – the Grounded City with Karel Williams

Tweet We are delighted to launch CURA’s “Urban Futures” podcast series with this edition on the “Grounded City” with Karel Williams, Professor of Accounting and Political Economy at the University of Manchester. If you use iTunes click here to listen and download … Continue reading

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Communities first? Hybridity helps understand governing neighbourhoods under austerity

Tweet Madeleine Pill and Valeria Guarneros-Mesa report on their research into hybridity and city governance in Cardiff, which was recently published in Policy and Politics. Welsh Government is phasing out its (former flagship) Communities First tackling poverty programme from 2017/18.  … Continue reading

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Nantes and Collaborative Governance: ‘Participation? It’s in our DNA!’

Tweet In this post Andrés Feandeiro, Steven Griggs and David Howarth  report the findings from a second round of research in Nantes, 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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