Category archives for Tony Payne

The Coming Crisis: why global governance doesn’t really work

Tony Payne

Serious problems undermine the current regime and create a significant ‘global governance deficit’ Nobody can say that the major institutions of global governance haven’t noticed the possibility that a further global economic crisis might be brewing. The World Bank warned in January this year that a ‘perfect storm’ could be building in the global political economy. It was worried by … Continue reading

15 June 2016 by
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Plotting against the NHS

Tony Payne

A closely interconnected health policy community in Britain has grabbed control of the agenda and seeks to make further marketisation of healthcare the only possible option Earlier in the year I was admitted to hospital for an operation and so I necessarily engaged with the NHS more intensively than at any other point in my lifetime. Don’t worry, though, dear … Continue reading

23 March 2016 by
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What is meant by the centre in political analysis?

Tony Payne

There are good grounds for thinking that the concept rests at heart on an acceptance of what Weber called ‘an ethic of responsibility’ All the talk at the moment is about the centre ground in politics, especially in Britain but also more widely too in other parts of Europe. Conventionally, this is understood as the central part of an ideological … Continue reading

21 October 2015 by
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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
Categories: Austerity, British growth crisis, Colin Hay, Inequality, Politics and policy, SPERI Comment, Tony Payne | Tags: , , , , | 2 comments

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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The changing political economy of oil

Tony Payne

The recent big fall in price creates some space for new thinking, but also poses questions to which we don’t have answers The price of oil has been falling.  Last Friday the price of a barrel of Brent crude, the standard benchmark, dropped to US$61.85, its lowest figure since July 2009.  It was as high as US$115 in June this … Continue reading

16 December 2014 by
Categories: Economics, Environment, G20, Global crisis, Politics and policy, SPERI Comment, Sustainability, Tony Payne | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

The British crisis and the ‘end of neoliberalism’

Pia Riggirozzi and Jean Grugel

There are many useful lessons to be learnt from the Latin American debate about ‘post-neoliberal’ political economy The crisis in British politics, from the slow, partial and uneven economic recovery to the exhaustion of the Westminster model in the wake of the Scottish referendum, is in the news. Academic commentary following the financial crisis in 2007-8 has focused on political … Continue reading

19 November 2014 by
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Piketty at last!

Tony Payne

This is a remarkable book, but not necessarily all that it has been proclaimed to be I came very late to Piketty’s party.  Contrary to received opinion outside the fold, the working routine of the modern university does not leave much time for reading books that are 685 pages long.  I’ve therefore had both the advantage and disadvantage of observing … Continue reading

18 September 2014 by
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Exploring North-South issues in the political economy of England

Tony Payne

The HS2 rail project is underpinned by a flawed political economy that needs challenging Over the years I’ve written a lot about North-South issues in the global political economy. Yet, until now, I’ve never said a word about North-South issues in England, my own country of birth and residence. But the more I think about the way this debate is … Continue reading

20 May 2014 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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Video of Tony Payne speaking at the 2013 G8 Pre-Summit Conference

Following on from his recent SPERI Comment blogs on the issue, SPERI Director Tony Payne recently spoke out against the outdated terminology still used in the global development debate. Speaking at the 2013 G8 Pre-Summit Conference at Queen’s Belfast University last week, Tony argued again that we are in fact all developing countries now, that the ‘north/south’ and ‘developed/developing countries’ … Continue reading

20 June 2013 by
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Tony Payne blogs for UNDP’s Human Development Report Office

Following his SPERI Comment blog ‘We are all developing countries now!‘,  Director of SPERI, Tony Payne, continues his attack on the outdated language used in current global discussions, in a blog for the Human Development Report (HDR) Office, part of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Discussing the UNDP’s latest HDR ‘The Rise of the South’, published just a couple of … Continue reading

17 June 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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Colin Hay on the radio, new publication by Tony Payne and research fellow/studentship opportunities

An interview with Colin Hay will feature on BBC Radio Sheffield on the morning of Thursday 15 March as part of their focus on the economy this week , so don’t forget to listen in! If you miss it – you can catch it on the BBC iPlayer on their website. Tony Payne has had a Spanish edition of his 2010 Development book … Continue reading

14 March 2012 by
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