Category archives for Colin Hay

It’s the political economy, stupid!

Colin Hay and Tony Payne

Labour desperately needs a new and compelling narrative about how it would build a different economy from the Conservatives – and time is already running out Labour’s post-election debate is only six weeks old, but it is already going wrong.  It’s not just that the choice of a new leader and deputy leader, with all the associated questions of character … Continue reading

18 June 2015 by
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The ‘Brexistential’ crisis to come?

Colin Hay and Tony Payne

The prospect of the principles of ‘Civic Capitalism’ being applied in the future to a country still called Britain and still located in the European Union is a dangerously open question We write on the eve of a British general election more delicately poised than any in modern democratic history – indeed, quite conceivably, ever.  It is far from clear … Continue reading

7 May 2015 by
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New book by Colin Hay & Stephen Farrall

SPERI Director Colin Hay has recently received an ESRC research award, along with Professor Stephen Farrall (School of Law, University of Sheffield) for a new and exciting project entitled ‘Long-term Trajectories of Crime in the UK‘. Using the Thatcher and Major governments (1979- 1997) as a case study, the aim of the project is to explore the experiences of crime, victimisation and fear of … Continue reading

10 March 2014 by
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Exclusive discount for Palgrave-SPERI series

We’re pleased to announce a special SPERI discount code for the Palgrave-SPERI pivot series: Building a Sustainable Recovery: SPERI Research & Policy, exclusively available here. The discount code allows individuals to purchase all titles in the Building a Sustainable Recovery: SPERI Research & Policy series at 20% discount. The code is:  WSPERI2013a. This applies to print copies only. On the … Continue reading

18 November 2013 by
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The British economy: a crisis of Anglo-liberal capitalism?

The first SPERI Palgrave pivot entitled ‘The Failure of Anglo-Liberal Capitalism‘ was written by SPERI Director Colin Hay and was published earlier this year. In the book he argues that the crisis is best seen as a crisis of and for growth and not as a crisis of debt, incurred in pursuit of an excessively liberalised Anglo-American form of capitalism. This growth model, … Continue reading

25 October 2013 by
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Congratulations ‘New Political Economy’

In the new 2013 Thomson Reuters Impact Factor Rankings, the journal New Political Economy is ranked 11th in Political Science and 7th in International Relations with an impact factor of 1.930. The journal New Political Economy was founded at the University of Sheffield in March 1996.  Its first issue stated that its aim was to ‘create a forum for work which … Continue reading

18 July 2013 by
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Palgrave SPERI pivot series coming soon!

We’re delighted to announce that yesterday SPERI signed a contract with Palgrave Macmillan for a SPERI pivot series entitled ‘Rebuilding a Sustainable Recovery: SPERI Research and Policy’. The series of short books will be available to download and also available as hard copies. The first in the series, by SPERI Director Colin Hay, will be published later in the summer. … Continue reading

16 April 2013 by
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What does the Chancellor need to do?

Britain’s crisis continues. As we see-saw seemingly incessantly between failed recovery and recession (double-dip, triple-drip, quadruple-dip …) it is time for the Chancellor to think again. It is not so much Plan B that we need so much as an entirely different way of thinking about the crisis we face. This is, as even the IMF can see, a crisis … Continue reading

20 March 2013 by
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Download Colin’s new British Journal of Politics & Interational Relations paper

The February edition of BJPIR (British Journal of Politics & Interational Relations) includes the article Treating the Symptom Not the Condition: Crisis Definition, Deficit Reduction and the Search for a New British Growth Model by Director of SPERI, Professor Colin Hay.  You can download the article – which has already received some news coverage – at the bottom of the page. … Continue reading

1 February 2013 by
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SPERI on Newsnight, BBC radio and in the Guardian

It’s been a busy week for Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute. On 23 January, Andrew Gamble (University of Cambridge and Chair of SPERI’s International Advisory Board) took part in a phone in on the Toby Foster at Breakfast show on BBC Radio Sheffield, providing expertise on the possibility of a EU referendum in the hours leading up to David Cameron’s … Continue reading

25 January 2013 by
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SPERI Paper No.1 is here!

The wait is over. You can now download the first in the series of SPERI Papers here. In the opening paragraph of SPERI Paper No.1 The British Crisis: a Crisis of and for Growth by C0-Director Colin Hay; Professor Hay argues: “It is only by acknowledging the complicity and culpability of a decidedly and distinctly Anglo-American conception of capitalism in … Continue reading

9 January 2013 by
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Studentship and conference deadlines, and the arrival of Research Paper No.1

The British Growth Crisis: a Crisis of and for Growth The first SPERI research paper ‘The British Growth Crisis: a Crisis of and for Growth’  by Director Colin Hay is to be published online this week. We are extremely excited about the arrival of the first SPERI research paper, if you would like to read the paper – you will … Continue reading

7 January 2013 by
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SPERI on tour!

It has been a busy few months for the staff of Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute. This month, Professor Colin Hay attended the European Sociological Association Conference, Milan. Before this, he presented a paper on asset-based welfare and the British crisis at Sciences Po, Paris for the Premier séminaire: finance et protection sociale. You can download his presentation ‘Asset-based welfare’: The … Continue reading

6 December 2012 by
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A new academic year with lots to be excited about

As the new academic year dawns, it’s all systems go at Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute – with plenty of events planned to give you something to look forward to. The next event ‘Professor David Marquand (University of Oxford) in Conversation’, will take place on 22 November 2012, in the Octagon Centre, University of Sheffield. Tickets are available free, on … Continue reading

21 September 2012 by
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New appointments and BISA-ISA plenary roundtable.

We are delighted to welcome four Honorary Research Fellows in to the SPERI family. Dr Andrew Baker (Queen’s University Belfast)  Dr Ben Clift (University of Warwick), Dr Helen Thompson (Unversity of Cambridge) and Dr Cornelia Woll (Sciences Po) were appointed as Honorary Research Fellows on 1 August 2012. You will soon be able to view their full profiles on the SPERI website. We have also appointed … Continue reading

14 August 2012 by
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Colin Hay’s BISA/ISA Global Challenges paper, be the first to read it here!

  Professor Colin Hay Last night SPERI Co-director Professor Colin Hay addressed the 2012 BISA/ISA Conference in Edinburgh in the opening plenary panel with a talk on Global Challenges. His contribution on ‘Setting the parameters of acceptable globalisation’ , argued for a thorough reappraisal of the globalisation we permit in the wake of the global financial crisis and for a move … Continue reading

21 June 2012 by
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Get involved in the debate that matters

As Spain becomes the latest  country to be bailed out in the Eurozone, the search for a new British growth model becomes ever more pressing. You can still register for our conference ‘The British Growth Crisis: The Search for a New Model’ (16-18 July, University of Sheffield) and be part of this debate. To view the full, exciting programme , which … Continue reading

14 June 2012 by
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Can growth come out of austerity? Lord Skidelsky announces title of his conference speech

In the wake of recent events in Greece, SPERI Co-director Colin Hay spoke live on BBC Radio 5 this week about the consequences of the Greek election, prospects for Greece’s exit from the Eurozone & the implications for the Euro. With this in mind, and warnings of  a second credit crunch in Europe in the news today, the subject of … Continue reading

17 May 2012 by
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Video of Roundtable at PSA Conference 2012

SPERI Co-director Colin Hay recently attended the 62nd Political Studies Association Annual International Conference in Belfast. Here is a video of the British Journal of Political and International Relations Roundtable ‘The State of the UK Political Economy’. As well as Professor Colin Hay, the video also features Professor Andrew Gamble (Chair of the SPERI International Advisory Board),  Dr Andrew Baker … Continue reading

11 May 2012 by
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Colin Hay named April’s ‘Super Author’ by Routledge

Routledge are celebrating the work of some of the most popular authors in political science in a new ‘Super Author’ collection. For the next nine months they will be showcasing the work of a new author each month, and this month they are featuring the work of SPERI Co-Director Professor Colin Hay. Read his articles from ‘New Political Economy’, ‘Socialism and Democracy’, ‘West European … Continue reading

13 April 2012 by
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