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New Research Programme with Policy Network and FEPS

SPERI launches on 1st December a new research programme with Policy Network in London and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) in Brussels.  It will run for two years until 30 November 2017. The programme is entitled ‘Diverging Capitalisms? Britain, the City of London and Europe’ and is jointly led by Colin Hay (Co-Director of SPERI), Renaud Thillaye (Deputy … Continue reading

1 December 2015 by
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New SPERI Paper: Britain’s Post Crisis Political Economy: A ‘Recovery’ through Regressive Redistribution

We are very pleased that our latest paper by SPERI researchers Jeremy Green and Scott Lavery was covered in an article in Scotland’s Sunday Herald. http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/think-tank-measures-to-help-economy-made-the-rich-far-richer.24005186 The full version of the SPERI paper No. 11 is now available for download by clicking on the link below: SPERI Paper No. 11: Britain’s Post Crisis Political Economy: a ‘Recovery’ through Regressive Redistribution In … Continue reading

22 April 2014 by
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A Big Broken Society?

British society is broken, but it is an indifferent and disconnected elite that is really to blame ‘Broken Britain’ is the rallying-cry of the coalition government’s welfare reform agenda in the wake of sluggish growth since the 2008 crisis. The rhetoric of Broken Britain deploys the usual fond remembrance of by-gone years when moral norms were apparently stable and universally … Continue reading

11 March 2014 by
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Global Races

Tony Payne

It’s right to focus attention on Britain’s position in the global political economy, but we need a more sophisticated way of thinking about this issue than the notion of a race Global races have become a new focus of economic and political debate in Britain this autumn.  David Cameron was first into the field, launching his notion of the ‘global … Continue reading

1 November 2013 by
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