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Portugal and austerity: what European model?

Tweet In today’s blog post, Roberto Falanga and Simone Tulumello describe the trajectory of Portuguese austerity politics, from the post-crash bailout. Portugal is often held up as an example of anti-austerity politics, especially by the left in other countries. Roberto … Continue reading

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Book Debate: The End of Representative Politics?

Tweet Today we publish a two part blog on Professor Simon Tormey’s book “the End of Representative Politics“. In this work Tormey argues that narratives of democratic decline are too tightly focused on representative forms of politics, and thus conceal … Continue reading

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Austerity Diasporas – Portugal and Migration

Tweet Lisa Rodan continues our “Austerity Diasporas” series, with a second post related to her ongoing PhD research into the experiences of Portuguese migrants affected by the 2008 crash and ensuing austerity. The first post focused on social changes leading up to the … Continue reading

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Popular Democracy – Response by Adrian Bua

Tweet In this post Adrian Bua continues CURA’s third book debate by replying to Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Ernesto Ganuza’s first post outlining the argument in their recent book “Popular Democracy: the Paradox of Participation”. Popular Democracy deals with an important question … Continue reading

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

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Cultural Diversity and Collaboration in Dandenong, Melbourne.

Tweet Helen Sullivan, Hayley Henderson and Brendan Gleeson 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. Our selection of … Continue reading

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The Logic and Practices of Austerity Governance in Dublin

Tweet This post outlines the main findings from the second round of research carried out by Dr Niamh Gaynor and Ms Nessa Ní Chasaide in Dublin as part of the Collaborative Governance under Austerity project. It forms part of a second series of … Continue reading

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Transforming Barcelona’s Urban Model? Limits and potentials for radical change under a radical left government

Tweet Ismael Blanco, Yunailis Salazar and Iolanda Bianchi report on findings from a second round of research in Barcelona 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. The … 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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Spanish Elections 26J: The Challenges for Unidos Podemos

Tweet In this blog post Juan Carlos Monedero, co-founder of Podemos and Professor of Political Science at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, reflects on the results of the Spanish elections on the 26th June, and their significance for the development … Continue reading

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