Posts by Wyn Grant

Wyn Grant, Professor of Politics, University of Warwick

The Premier League television bonanza

Wyn Grant

Opinions differ as to whether this represents the market economy at its worst or its most competitive The amount paid by broadcasters for three years of Premier League television rights from 2016-17 exceeded all expectations.   Sky and BT agreed to pay £5.16bn over the period: three years ago they paid just £3bn for the rights.   Sky is spending … Continue reading

17 March 2015 by Wyn Grant
Categories: Economics, Inequality, SPERI Comment, Sport, Tax Tags: , , , , ,

What happened to British decline?

Wyn Grant

The discourse may have changed, but the problems remain There was once a whole academic cottage industry devoted to British relative decline.  Indeed, there was a sufficiently large literature to allow me to teach a course on the general issue of decline.   Andrew Gamble published four editions of a book entitled Britain in Decline.  However, the term has now largely … Continue reading

16 October 2014 by Wyn Grant
Categories: British growth crisis, Economics, Employment, Housing, SPERI Comment Tags: , ,

Is there a political economy of football?

Football often likes to see itself as a world apart from society and politics, but it is susceptible to political economy analysis The ‘world of football’ and ‘football people’ are terms often used in discussions of the game of football.   They signify a wish for football to regulate itself and to deal as little as possible with societal forces outside … Continue reading

23 May 2013 by Wyn Grant
Categories: Political theory, SPERI Comment, Sport