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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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Introducing Gendered Harm and Structural Violence in the British Asylum System

Tweet In today’s blog post, Victoria Canning introduces her new book Gendered Harm and Structural Violence in the British Asylum System. Recognising structural violence is no easy feat. In his seminal essay, Violence, Peace and Peace Research, Johan Galtung argued that, … Continue reading

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Montreal: In search of a new approach for defining social solidarity

Tweet Pierre Hamel, Roger Keil and Grégoire Autin report on findings from a second round of research in Montreal 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. Montreal … Continue reading

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Workshop: Governance and conflict in urban/peri-urban infrastructures in Europe and Latin America

Tweet Since mid-2000s theories of network governance in public policy have been criticised for overlooking power relations and conflict in everyday practice. The workshop seeks to build upon these criticisms through the discussion on urban/peri-urban infrastructures. This topic is timely … Continue reading

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From Protest to Resistance: Fighting Back in Hard Times

Tweet On Wednesday 3rd May 2017, the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity will be hosting a public roundtable entitled ‘From Protest to Resistance: Fighting Back in Hard Times’. This builds on our successful workshop last year – ‘Resistance and … Continue reading

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Austerity and grassroots mobilization in Athens: The emergence of an urban governance divide?

Tweet Ioannis Chorianopoulos and Nayia Tselepi report on findings from a second round of research in Melbourne carried out as part of our collaborative governance under austerity project, sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of its Urban Transformations Network. In our last posting we … Continue reading

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