Category Archives: Austerity Governance

This page contains posts publishing emergent findings from the ESRC ‘Collaborative Governance under Austerity: an 8 Case Comparison’. This project is led by CURA in collaboration with a team of international researchers exploring austerity governance in eight cities: Athens, Baltimore, Barcelona, Dublin, Leicester, Melbourne, Montreal and Nantes.

Governance-driven democratisation and democracy-driven governance: democratic radicalization and co-optation in the case of Barcelona

The participatory and deliberative democratic ideals that underpin participatory governance have gained much popularity with the media and political elites, with illustrious cases such as recent citizen assemblies in Ireland, the UKand France grabbing headlines. These so-called “invited spaces”, because … Continue reading

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After the “Age of Austerity”: From COVID-19 to a New “Social Contract”? 

This article comments on findings from a survey of 1,151 respondents undertaken during July/August 2020 by the Institute for Applied Economics and Social Value (IAESV) and Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) at De Montfort University, Leicester. It explores … Continue reading

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Expanded Resources on the Journal of Urban Affairs Blog for Remote Classes: Video and Power Point presentation on the Special Issue “Worlds of Austerity” edited by Prof Jonathan Davies

This blog is originally posted on: https://juablog.com/2020/05/15/expanded-resources-on-the-juablog-for-remote-classes-video-and-power-point-presentation-on-our-special-issue-worlds-of-austerity-governance-and-resistance-in-eight-cities/ – please visit the JUABlog for the full content. In trying to promote free access to much of the Journal of Urban Affairs’ content during the Urban Affairs Association’s 50th anniversary, we have … Continue reading

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Rapport de diffusion: Gouverner dans et contre l’austérité

Nous sommes ravis de publier notre rapport intitulé Gouverner dans et contre l’austérité. Le rapport présente les premiers résultats de nos enquêtes sur le gouvernance d’austérité en huit villes: Athènes, Baltimore, Barcelone, Dublin, Leicester, Melbourne, Montréal et Nantes. Nous accueillons chaleureusement … Continue reading

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Έκθεση προς διάλογο: Η διακυβέρνηση της λιτότητας και η αμφισβήτησή της

Βρισκόμαστε στην ευχάριστη θέση της δημοσιοποίησης της έκθεσης με τα πρώτα συμπεράσματα από το  ερευνητικό πρόγραμμα για τη διακυβέρνησης της λιτότητας.  Η έκθεση τιτλοφορείται Η διακυβέρνηση της λιτότητας και η αμφισβήτησή της και καταγράφει συνοπτικά τα ευρήματα της έρευνας στις … Continue reading

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Informe divulgativo: gobernando dentro y contra la austeridad

Nos complace publicar y difundir nuestro informe para el proyecto Austerity Governance. Se titula “Gobernando en y contra la austeridad” y proporciona una visión general de los resultados iniciales de nuestros ocho estudios de casos sobre la gobernanza de la … Continue reading

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Dissemination Report: Governing in and Against Austerity

We are delighted to publish our dissemination report for the Austerity Governance project. It is titled Governing in and Against Austerity and provides an overview and reports initial findings from our eight case studies of austerity governance in Athens, Baltimore, Barcelona, … Continue reading

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Nantes and Collaborative Governance: ‘Participation? It’s in our DNA!’

In this post Andrés Feandeiro, Steven Griggs and David Howarth  report the findings from a second round of research in Nantes, carried out as part of the collaborative governance under austerity project, sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of its Urban Transformations Network. … Continue reading

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Montreal: In search of a new approach for defining social solidarity

Pierre Hamel, Roger Keil and Grégoire Autin report on findings from a second round of research in Montreal carried out as part of the collaborative governance under austerity project, sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of its Urban Transformations Network. Montreal is … Continue reading

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Austerity and grassroots mobilization in Athens: The emergence of an urban governance divide?

Ioannis Chorianopoulos and Nayia Tselepi report on findings from a second round of research in Melbourne carried out as part of our collaborative governance under austerity project, sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of its Urban Transformations Network. In our last posting we discussed … Continue reading

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