Monthly Archives: February 2016

Taking Power Back: Simon Parker

Tweet 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 … 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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Participatory Budgeting: Shining light on the well manicured hands on the public purse.

Tweet Jez Hall from the Participatory Budgeting Network argues that the costs are spiralling of a public service culture that is focussed on acute interventions, increasingly relies on private delivery and is driven by the interests of professionals. He argues … Continue reading

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PhD Opportunity at CURA: Securitisation in Urban Policy Making

Tweet 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. … Continue reading

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Workshop on Resistance and Alternatives to Austerity

Tweet The new Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) at De Montfort University (Leicester) is holding a workshop on Wednesday 18th May 2016 (9.30am-4.30pm) to discuss strategies for resistance and alternatives to austerity in urban settings across the globe. See registration … Continue reading

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Workshop on Austerity and Local Economic Development in England: Mapping a Research Agenda

Tweet The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) at De Montfort University (Leicester)  is holding a two day workshop on May 16th and 17th 2016 that will bring together leading academics to discuss the future research agenda around local … Continue reading

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The Justin Trudeau Brand of Photogenic Austerity

Tweet This week’s guest contributor John Clarke argues that the Liberal Party and Justin Trudeau’s recent electoral victory in Canada is not one to be celebrated by the anti-austerity left. Rather than pursue alternative policies, we can expect the new … Continue reading

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