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The Logic and Practices of Austerity Governance in Dublin

Tweet This post outlines the main findings from the second round of research carried out by Dr Niamh Gaynor and Ms Nessa Ní Chasaide in Dublin as part of the Collaborative Governance under Austerity project. It forms part of a second series of … 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 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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The hollowness of GDP: The case of Ireland

Tweet In today’s post Dr Daniel Bailey and Professor John Barry argue that Ireland’s GDP statistics highlight the disconnect between ‘official’ growth and the real economy, and raise questions about the nature of growth itself. This post was originally published by … Continue reading

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Devolution after Brexit: 3 things that need to change

Tweet In this post, originally published on the New Economics Foundation’s blog, Adrian Bua argues that devolution should deliver a genuinely more equal, decentralised and balanced political economy in the UK following the Brexit vote. Brexit has cast doubt over … Continue reading

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The EU Referendum and the ailings of contemporary democracy

Tweet In this post Adrian Bua argues that Brexit highlights fundamental failures in contemporary British democracy. Democracy was a key element of the debate around whether the UK should exit or remain in the EU. One of the main criticisms of the … Continue reading

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Brexit: the Need for a “21st Century Marshall Plan”

Tweet Professor Jonathan Davies argues for a new “Marshall Plan” to fix the broken political economy of the UK, and of Europe. There are long decades when history barely moves.  And there are times when decades or even centuries fly … Continue reading

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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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Blazing the Neoliberal Trail: Tim Weaver’s Response to Jonathan Davies

Tweet In this post Tim Weaver responds to Jonathan Davies’ review of his recent book ‘Blazing the Neoliberal Trail’. I would like thank Jonathan for his stimulating reactions to my book and the opportunity of offering this response. I will … Continue reading

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Blazing the Neoliberal Trail: Review by Jonathan Davies

Tweet Professor Jonathan Davies continues our second installment of CURA’s book debates by share’s his thoughts on Tim Weaver’s recent book ‘Blazing the Neoliberal Trail‘. This post will be followed by a final reply from Tim int he forthcoming weeks. … Continue reading

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