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Introducing Gendered Harm and Structural Violence in the British Asylum System

Tweet In today’s blog post, Victoria Canning introduces her new book Gendered Harm and Structural Violence in the British Asylum System. Recognising structural violence is no easy feat. In his seminal essay, Violence, Peace and Peace Research, Johan Galtung argued that, … Continue reading

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Austerity and Human Rights in Leicester

Tweet Following the UN’s condemnation of UK austerity policies, Adrian Bua reports on the impact of that these are having in Leicester, based on exploratory research carried out as part of the collaborative governance under austerity project. A recent report … 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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The austerity-security symbiosis

Tweet There are different ways in which austerity and security come hand in hand in contemporary political affairs. Three examples include Greece’s financial crisis and the socio-economic and political insecurity generated from the ideological disputes on whether to carry on … Continue reading

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CURA’s Launch Conference: some reflections

Tweet Valeria Guarneros-Meza and Adrian Bua report on CURA’s inaugural conference Last week we held our two day launch conference. Throughout the four panels there were significant discussions that we need to consider in developing our understanding and study of austerity. Many … Continue reading

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