Category Archives: Crises Resistance and Alternatives

This page contains posts on the causes and consequences of the 2008 crash, the ensuing economic crisis and austerity policies as well as posts relating to innovative projects, initiatives and ideas that seek to overcome, resist or attenuate austerity and crash fallout

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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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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Labour-Centred Development in Latin America: Two cases of alternative development

Tweet In todays post, Adam Fishwick offers an overview of the main arguments and highlight some of the key empirical findings of research published recently in Geoforum. Co-authored with Ben Selwyn, the article discusses alternative models of development that go beyond … Continue reading

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Austerity and welfare cuts

Tweet In today’s post, Ines Newman discusses the implications of current and future welfare reforms, including the cuts planned for April. She argues that this will lead to increasing inequality and poverty, rising household debt levels with higher levels of … Continue reading

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Why network governance won’t stop climate change

Tweet In today’s post Professor Jonathan Davies draws on Gramscian theory to argue that network governance ideology fails to engage with real power structures, and that state-society partnerships cannot stop climate change. This post was originally published on the Innovations … Continue reading

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Spanish Elections 26J: The Challenges for Unidos Podemos

Tweet In this blog post Juan Carlos Monedero, co-founder of Podemos and Professor of Political Science at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, reflects on the results of the Spanish elections on the 26th June, and their significance for the development … Continue reading

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The Vulnerabilities of Local Government Liveability Services

Tweet In today’s post, Paul O’Brien reports on the findings of recent research that highlights the dangers posed by changes in local government for the sustainability of basic ‘liveability’ services. The past month has been a tumultuous one for British … Continue reading

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SOURCE: A Network for Change

Tweet In this post Federico Guerrieri introduces SOURCE, an online network coordinated by the New Economics Foundation, that is designed to catalyse collaboration between academics, policy professionals and civil society organisers from across Europe committed to tackling the biggest economic, … Continue reading

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The Spanish Elections 26J: an incomplete transformation

Tweet In this post, Ricard Gomà reflects on the implications of the Spanish general election held on June 26, 2016. Ricard is professor of political science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and has also had a distinguished career in Spanish and Catalan politics. … 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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