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Communities first? Hybridity helps understand governing neighbourhoods under austerity

Tweet Madeleine Pill and Valeria Guarneros-Mesa report on their research into hybridity and city governance in Cardiff, which was recently published in Policy and Politics. Welsh Government is phasing out its (former flagship) Communities First tackling poverty programme from 2017/18.  … Continue reading

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Austerity and welfare cuts

Tweet In today’s post, Ines Newman discusses the implications of current and future welfare reforms, including the cuts planned for April. She argues that this will lead to increasing inequality and poverty, rising household debt levels with higher levels of … Continue reading

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The Vulnerabilities of Local Government Liveability Services

Tweet In today’s post, Paul O’Brien reports on the findings of recent research that highlights the dangers posed by changes in local government for the sustainability of basic ‘liveability’ services. The past month has been a tumultuous one for British … Continue reading

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Austerity and Human Rights in Leicester

Tweet Following the UN’s condemnation of UK austerity policies, Adrian Bua reports on the impact of that these are having in Leicester, based on exploratory research carried out as part of the collaborative governance under austerity project. A recent report … Continue reading

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Impacts of the Global Financial Crisis on Cities in Europe: Chapter on the Social Investment Market

Tweet CURA Researcher Robert Ogman has published a chapter on the social investment market in a recently published book on Urban Austerity in Europe. Robert’s chapter discusses the relationship between austerity policies and the social investment market, showing government’s turn towards Social … Continue reading

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Taking Power Back: Response by Simon Parker

Tweet This post is the latest in the series debating Simon Parker’s recent book ‘Taking Power Back‘. The debate began with an outline by Simon of the main argument of his book, followed by a response by Jonathan Davies and Adrian Bua … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Local Democracy: Ines Newman

Tweet In this post Ines Newman describes the argument of her recent book “Reclaiming local democracy: a progressive future for local government“. Ines argues against the market fundamentalism informing the changes in British local government since the 1980’s, outlines an … Continue reading

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Book Review: What a Waste – Outsourcing and how it Goes Wrong

Tweet In this book review, CURAs Dr. Heather Connolly shares her thoughts on the recent book by Researchers at Manchester Capitalism “What a Waste”. This blog was originally published on the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute’s website. With increasing numbers of … Continue reading

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