Category Archives: Events

This page contains information on events on issues related to the Centre for Urban research on Austerity.

Workshop: Governance and conflict in urban/peri-urban infrastructures in Europe and Latin America

Tweet Since mid-2000s theories of network governance in public policy have been criticised for overlooking power relations and conflict in everyday practice. The workshop seeks to build upon these criticisms through the discussion on urban/peri-urban infrastructures. This topic is timely … Continue reading

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From Protest to Resistance: Fighting Back in Hard Times

Tweet On Wednesday 3rd May 2017, the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity will be hosting a public roundtable entitled ‘From Protest to Resistance: Fighting Back in Hard Times’. This builds on our successful workshop last year – ‘Resistance and … Continue reading

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International Seminar on Social Movements

Tweet In this post, Mercè Cortina-Oriol reports back the seminar on Social Movements organised by the University of Girona and Fundación Betiko. The past 24th and 25th of November took place in Girona (Catalonia) the 1st International Seminar on Social … Continue reading

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Workshop: Local Economic Development and Skills Under Austerity

Tweet In this post, Jonathan Payne reports back on a two day workshop on local economic development (LED) and skills policy under austerity held by the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) in May. The workshop brought together leading … Continue reading

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Workshop: Resistance and Alternatives to Austerity

Tweet Adam Fishwick and Heather Connolly report back on a workshop they convened for CURA on Resistance and Alternatives to Austerity. On 18th May CURA hosted our one day workshop on ‘Resistance and Alternatives to Austerity’ engaging with a range … Continue reading

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Workshop on Labour and Development: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

Tweet Date and Venue: Wednesday 1st June, 9.30-5pm, Hugh Aston building, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK Conveners: Dr Adam Fishwick and Dr Anita Hammer Crisis of contemporary capitalism has put labour, development, class struggles and the state at the centre … 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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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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