Posts by James Silverwood

James Silverwood, Lecturer in Emerging Markets, Coventry University

Margaret Thatcher, Theresa May and industrial strategy

What does the discursive appeal to industrial strategy by Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May tell us about the prospect for radical policy change or continuity? Theresa May’s speech on July 11th 2016, delivered at the launch of her national campaign to become leader of the Conservative Party, was notable for its assertion that a government under her leadership would implement … Continue reading

19 January 2017 by James Silverwood
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The economic legacies of Denis Healey and Geoffrey Howe

James Silverwood

Often thought to have initiated key changes in economic policy, both men maintained and defended the longest-standing economic policy orthodoxy in Britain A common assertion in studies of the British political economy is that periods of economic, financial and political crisis produce changes in policy. This is particularly evident, for example, in the importance conventionally assigned to the 1976 IMF … Continue reading

29 October 2015 by James Silverwood
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