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Municipal Socialism- Lessons from UK Local Government?

Tweet In today’s post Neil Barnett reflects on the theme of his presentation at the Municipal Socialism conference hosted by CURA in June 2018. Firstly, a note about this intervention/ contribution to the debate. Given the stimulating nature of the … Continue reading

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What is Municipal Socialism in the 21st Century?

Tweet We are delighted to publish this short video, produced by Stir to Action, explaining the aims, politics and policies of contemporary Municipal Socialism. It was produced based on discussions at our recent Municipal Socialism in the 21st Century Conference … Continue reading

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The Haringey Development Vehicle – a Triumph of Local Democracy against Gentrification

Tweet Following the resignation of Claire Kober, the beleaguered Labour leader of Haringey Council, the controversial Haringey Development Vehicle – or HDV – looks set to be dead and buried. But was the anti-HDV campaign really propelled by the so-called … Continue reading

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The 2018 Mexican presidential results: between Lula, Messi and the Bolivarian Revolution

Tweet In today’s post Dr. Valeria Guarneros-Mesa reflects on the recent electoral victory in Mexico of Andrés Manuel López Obrador. She argues that ‘AMLO’s’ victory is an important win for the Latin American left that is likely to follow a … Continue reading

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Municipal What? Reflections on #municipalsocialism in the 21st century

Tweet Dr Bertie Russell – research associate at the University of Sheffield’s Urban Institute and contributor to our recent Municipal Socialism conference – offers some core reflections on the role of municipalist political strategies for the 21st Century. Central to … Continue reading

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Devolution, Inclusive Growth and Local Skills Strategies

Tweet In today’s blog, CURA’s Jonathan Payne argues that the devolution agenda in England has so far been driven by a neo-liberal “growth first” approach that eschews consideration of the challenges presented by inclusive growth. He argues for an inclusive … Continue reading

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Conference Registration Open: Municipal Socialism in the 21st Century

Tweet With the rise of “new municipalisms” across the world, the launch of the #FearlessCities movement in Barcelona last year, and the recent renewal of commitments to “municipal socialism” by the UK Labour Party, it is timely to consider what … Continue reading

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PhD Study Opportunities at CURA

Tweet The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity is looking for prospective PhDs students interested in developing innovative, interdisciplinary research projects in any field of the arts and humanities that relate to our established areas of expertise in urban governance, … Continue reading

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Austerity and Food Poverty: the vicious circle of obesity, ill-health and deprivation

Tweet In today’s post Hillary Shaw and Julia Shaw consider the links between poverty, poor diet and ill health.  In the UK, escalating food, fuel and housing costs, stagnating incomes and poor employment prospects have realised a fateful and catastrophic … Continue reading

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First Annual Lecture – Professor Miguel Robles-Durán – The Dialectics of Parallel Urbanization: Cohabitation Strategies and the Politics of Scale

Tweet CURA is delighted to announce our first annual lecture, with Professor Miguel Robles-Duran (New School, New York City) on “The Dialectics of Parallel Urbanization: Cohabitation Strategies and the Politics of Scale”, from 18:00 to 19:30 on the 26th June … Continue reading

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