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Workshop: Resistance and Alternatives to Austerity

Tweet Adam Fishwick and Heather Connolly report back on a workshop they convened for CURA on Resistance and Alternatives to Austerity. On 18th May CURA hosted our one day workshop on ‘Resistance and Alternatives to Austerity’ engaging with a range … 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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Governing Austerity in Athens

Tweet In today’s post our colleagues Ioannis Chorianopoulos and Naya Tselepi report the findings from the exploratory research in Athens, 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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Barcelona: Crisis Austerity and Socio-Political Change

Tweet This post summarizes the main findings of the case study of Barcelona from the collaborative governance under austerity project, sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of its Urban Transformations Network, and led by Prof. Jonathan Davies. The case study was led by … Continue reading

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Workshop on Labour and Development: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

Tweet Date and Venue: Wednesday 1st June, 9.30-5pm, Hugh Aston building, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK Conveners: Dr Adam Fishwick and Dr Anita Hammer Crisis of contemporary capitalism has put labour, development, class struggles and the state at the centre … Continue reading

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Book Review: What a Waste – Outsourcing and how it Goes Wrong

Tweet In this book review, CURAs Dr. Heather Connolly shares her thoughts on the recent book by Researchers at Manchester Capitalism “What a Waste”. This blog was originally published on the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute’s website. With increasing numbers of … Continue reading

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The London Communities Commission: Building Local Capacity

Tweet CURAs Ines Newman writes about the independent London Communities Commission (LCC), which is tasked with looking into how citizens and communities in London’s most deprived areas might be strengthened and supported in these times of austerity. The LCC was set up in September 2015, … Continue reading

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Taking Power Back: Simon Parker

Tweet We are pleased to launch our book debates series with this blog by Simon Parker. Simon sets out the argument of his recent book ‘Taking Power Back’, where he makes the case for ‘commonism’ – a radical form of … Continue reading

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Workshop on Resistance and Alternatives to Austerity

Tweet The new Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) at De Montfort University (Leicester) is holding a workshop on Wednesday 18th May 2016 (9.30am-4.30pm) to discuss strategies for resistance and alternatives to austerity in urban settings across the globe. See registration … Continue reading

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The Justin Trudeau Brand of Photogenic Austerity

Tweet This week’s guest contributor John Clarke argues that the Liberal Party and Justin Trudeau’s recent electoral victory in Canada is not one to be celebrated by the anti-austerity left. Rather than pursue alternative policies, we can expect the new … Continue reading

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