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Workshop: Local Economic Development and Skills Under Austerity

Tweet In this post, Jonathan Payne reports back on a two day workshop on local economic development (LED) and skills policy under austerity held by the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) in May. The workshop brought together leading … 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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Local Enterprise Partnerships, Skills Strategies and Austerity

Tweet In this post Jonathan Payne introduces a CURA-funded scoping study that he is carrying out with Phil Almond and Jonathan Davies into the role of local enterprise partnerships in developing skills strategies in a context of austerity Many commentators … 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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Workshop on Austerity and Local Economic Development in England: Mapping a Research Agenda

Tweet The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) at De Montfort University (Leicester)  is holding a two day workshop on May 16th and 17th 2016 that will bring together leading academics to discuss the future research agenda around local … Continue reading

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Managing Capitalism in Latin America: the Decline of the ‘Pink Tide’

Tweet Following over a decade of relatively high growth rates wedded to redistribution, increased social spending, and the incorporation of labour and social movements into the wheels of decision making, consistent electoral success of the political Left in countries as … Continue reading

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