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Blazing the Neoliberal Trail: Timothy Weaver

Tweet In this post Timothy Weaver begins our second installment of our ‘book debates’ series, by outlining the main argument of his recent book ‘Blazing the Neo-liberal Trail‘, where he charts the development of neo-liberal hegemony in the UK and the US through … Continue reading

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The Visible Hand: George Osborne and the Labour Market

Tweet CURA’s Professor Phil Almond writes about contradictions in  labour market policy that are apparent in the government’s March 2016 budget. George Osborne’s Budget appears to have been a much less successful exercise in fostering hegemony than his immediate post-election efforts. … Continue reading

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Taking Power Back: Review by CURA

Tweet Professor Jonathan Davies and Dr Adrian Bua from CURA respond to Simon Parker’s  previous  blog where he explained the argument of his recent book ‘Taking Power Back‘. This blog will be followed over the next few weeks with a reply by Simon. Taking Power Back … Continue reading

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Regional Savings Banks and the Financial Crisis in Spain

Tweet The sovereign debt crisis that put the Spanish socialist (PSOE) government under pressure to begin an austerity programme in May 2010  started two years earlier in a crisis of the financial system.  Whilst central government initially dismissed it as … 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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The Autumn Spending Review: A Political but not an Economic Fix?

Tweet After the Government’s spending review on 25th November, I was struck by how experienced political commentators were fumbling to get a grip on the detail of its plans and forecasts. What lies beneath the headlines and soundbytes will become clear … Continue reading

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Community Wealth Building in Preston

Tweet By Matthew Brown It is without doubt that much of Europe is in the grip of an austerity crisis.  However to build a genuine alternative to it we need to think deeper about its causes and ask questions about … Continue reading

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Devolution deals: three risks

Tweet Devolution to city regions is a central pillar of the conservative government’s industrial strategy. The ‘Northern Powerhouse’ model developed in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is being rolled out through ‘Devolution Deals’ and the Cities and Local Government Devolution … Continue reading

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Collaborative Governance under Austerity: an 8 Case Comparison

Tweet CURA’s first research project is Collaborative Governance under Austerity: An eight-Case comparative Study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The project will run from April 2015 to September 2017 and is exploring austerity governance in eight cities: Athens, Baltimore, Barcelona, … Continue reading

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