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The Clandestine Hand of the State: a Workshop

By Dr Adriana Massidda and Dr Valeria Guarneros-Meza In this blog, Adriana Massidda (Early Career Academic Fellow in Architecture, DMU) and Valeria Guarneros-Meza (Reader in Public Policy and Politics, DMU) reflect on an international workshop that took place in Leicester, … Continue reading

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Researching tenants’ relations in a state of emergency – relational polarization and its challenges for research

By Leon Rosa Reichle PhD Candidate, Centre for Urban Research on Austerity, DeMontfort University, Leicester UK My PhD research was interrupted by a pandemic. In this blogpost, I reflect on how my fieldwork in Leipzig, Eastern Germany, is changing due … Continue reading

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Methodologies for Housing Justice Resource Guide: A new, open tool for movements fighting for housing justice

By Leon Rosa Reichle, PhD Researcher at the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA), DeMontfort University. Twitter: @leonrrei Introduction The Methodologies for Housing Justice Resource Guide is published online in English and Spanish. The Resource Guide is an outcome … Continue reading

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Local government and Covid-19: addressing the looming youth unemployment crisis

Jonathan Payne, Professor of Work, Employment and Skills, and Director of the People, Organisations and Work Institute (POWI) at DMU[i] The fall-out from the coronavirus crisis is likely to be devastating and long lasting, and will have a major impact … Continue reading

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Researching organisations and work in and beyond coronavirus

By Jonathan Payne Director of the People, Organisations and Work Institute (POWI) at DeMontfort University, UK Introduction The coronavirus pandemic is an event of truly historical proportions. It is difficult to predict how this will eventually play out, but there … Continue reading

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Apply for a full PhD bursary with CURA (deadline 24 Feb)

There is still time to apply for a full PhD bursary with CURA! The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) invites outstanding prospective PhD students to apply with us for a De Montfort University (DMU) Full Bursary Scholarship. We welcome … Continue reading

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El Cambalache – connecting decolonialism, diverse economies and intersectional feminism in Chiapas, Mexico

By Martina Locorotondo In this post, CURA’s PhD student Martina Locorotondo reports the outcomes of a Boot Camp Workshop on Decolonial Diverse Economies, held at El Cambalache (Chiapas, Mexico) in January 2020, and reflects on the significance of this encounter … Continue reading

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Invited talk by Dr Fabio Luis Barbosa dos Santos, 18 February 2020

The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity is delighted to host Dr. Fabio Luis Barbosa dos Santos, from Universidade Federal de Sao Paolo, in the promotion and discussion of his new book:  ‘Power and Impotence: A history of South America under … Continue reading

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‘Both sides-ism’, centrism, and the electoral politics of terror

In this blog, Dr Ben Whitham comments on how a centrist discourse coupled with a misguided representation of threat that different political movements pose is enabling the rise of the far right in the UK, and internationally.  In light of … Continue reading

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An Anti-homeless Public Space By Simon Stevens, DeMontfort University

In this post, Dr Simon Stevens exposes the strategies used by local authorities and managers of pseudo-public spaces in English cities, to disperse, deter and dehumanise homeless residents. Seen through the eyes of a detective searching for a homeless witness of an … Continue reading

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