Monthly Archives: November 2015

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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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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Investigating the Ethical Turn in Finance: Symposium Report

Tweet On 17 September 2015, a one-day symposium was held in Leicester to discuss the “seeming ‘social’ and ‘ethical’ turn of finance in the context of the global economic crisis”. The symposium was a joint endeavour organised by academics at … 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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