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Taking Power Back: Response by Simon Parker

This post is the latest in the series debating Simon Parker’s recent book ‘Taking Power Back‘. The debate began with an outline by Simon of the main argument of his book, followed by a response by Jonathan Davies and Adrian Bua from … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Local Democracy: Ines Newman

In this post Ines Newman describes the argument of her recent book “Reclaiming local democracy: a progressive future for local government“. Ines argues against the market fundamentalism informing the changes in British local government since the 1980’s, outlines an ethical … Continue reading

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The Visible Hand: George Osborne and the Labour Market

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. This … Continue reading

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

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 failures … Continue reading

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Taking Power Back: Review by CURA

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 is … Continue reading

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Taking Power Back: Simon Parker

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 democratic … Continue reading

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PhD Opportunity at CURA: Securitisation in Urban Policy Making

CURA are delighted to offer a PhD scholarship on Securitisation in Urban Policy Making. The scholarship is available for up to three years full-time study starting October 2016 and provides a bursary of £14,296 PA in addition to University tuition fees. It … Continue reading

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Learning lessons: we need to encourage more policy sharing and less innovation

Sophie Wilson from the Institute for Government argues that there is too much focus on innovation in public services, and the we should focus more on learning from, and expanding, ‘what works’. We all like new things. Whether it’s the latest gadget … Continue reading

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