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Urban Informality: An International Workshop

Tweet Linking informal working practices and the governance of everyday life Thursday 27 June | HU2.37, Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University, Leicester This workshop will seek to trace the possible relationships between dynamics of informality that cut across  governance, … Continue reading

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CURA Events Spring/Summer 2019

Tweet CURA is pleased the confirm a lively programme of events in May, June and July, as follows: Date & Time Event details 8 May 3-5pm, HU3.96 P Eckersley, Nottingham Trent University Power and Capacity in Urban Climate Governance LGRC/CURA … Continue reading

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Revolutionary and reactionary urbanisms: La Paz, El Alto and Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Tweet Mike Geddes, University of Warwick Date and time: Wednesday 29 May 2019, 2.00-4.00pm Venue: Hugh Aston Building, Room HU3.96, DeMontfort University Abstract Urban identities in Bolivia have historically reflected, but also significantly shaped, the country’s complex and conflicted history. … Continue reading

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DMU Doctoral College PhD Scholarships 2019-20

Tweet The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) invites outstanding prospective PhD students to apply for a De Montfort University (DMU) PhD Scholarship. We welcome applications from students capable of developing innovative, interdisciplinary and internationally relevant research in any field … Continue reading

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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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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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Austerity in time and space: the case of Germany

Tweet In today’s post Felix Wiegand, Tino Petzold and Prof. Bernd Belina argue that while austerity policies have often been implemented as part of a short-term, often authoritarian political offensive (a “shock strategy” as Naomi Kline put it) in (West) Germany … Continue reading

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Austerity and Human Rights in Leicester

Tweet Following the UN’s condemnation of UK austerity policies, Adrian Bua reports on the impact of that these are having in Leicester, based on exploratory research carried out as part of the collaborative governance under austerity project. A recent report … Continue reading

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