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Researching uncertainty

Craig Berry

The unpredictability of the present era exposes social science’s uneasy relationship with uncertainty. Yet political economists should embrace the inescapability of this condition as a key foundation of inquiry. This is the first in a new series of posts which explores uncertainty and the business of predicting the future in political research. In 2013, Colin Hay and Tony Payne claimed … Continue reading

27 September 2017 by
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SPERI 2018 Conference: First Call for Proposals

Political Economy Ten Years After the Crisis Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield 2-4 July 2018 The SPERI Conference is becoming increasingly recognised as a key forum for debating major contemporary issues in political economy in new and challenging ways. It takes place in Halifax Hall in a leafy part of Sheffield and always attracts a range of leading scholars, doctoral … Continue reading

18 September 2017 by
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New book on ‘depoliticization’ featuring SPERI researchers

We are pleased to report that Anti-politics, Depoliticization and Governance – edited by SPERI director Colin Hay, with Paul Fawcett, Matthew Flinders and Matthew Wood will be published by Oxford University Press on 7 September 2017. The book examines the relationship between moves towards depoliticization and the apparent rise of political disaffection within broader governance process. It brings together a … Continue reading

7 September 2017 by
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Colin Hay speaks to Radio France Internationale about the UK general election

Professor Colin Hay, Co-Director of SPERI, was interviewed by David Coffey of Radio France Internationale about the surprise UK general election. Listen to the interview in full here or watch below. The topics that Colin discussed included the current levels of public support for the Conservatives and the Labour Party, the likelihood of a second independence referendum in Scotland and … Continue reading

11 May 2017 by
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SPERI Co-Director gives the Commencement Lecture of the Department of Politics

Colin Hay’s commencement lecture – entitled ‘Brexistential Crisis? Making Sense of British Politics after Brexit’ – was delivered to an engaged audience of students and staff of the University of Sheffield on Thursday 16 March. Starting with a contextualisation of Brexit, his presentation drew on the final chapter of Developments in British Politics 10, published last November. He focused initially … Continue reading

20 March 2017 by
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Inclusive growth: the challenge of our time

Colin Hay

A new growth model must be economically and morally sustainable – now, and for future generations “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” (George Orwell, Animal Farm, 1945) In a context in which we have been told for so long that ‘we are all in it together’ to ask for inclusive growth might not seem … Continue reading

21 February 2017 by
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New Podcast: Brexistential Crisis? Making Sense of British Politics after Brexit

SPERI Co-Director Colin Hay speaks to the Max Plank Institut for the Study of Societies in Cologne about British Politics after Brexit. Colin reflects on how the vote for Brexit was allowed to happen, its wider implications (both political and economic) and the seismic changes through which British politics is currently being remade. Listen to the podcast in full.

14 February 2017 by
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“Thatcher’s Children, Blair’s Babies”: new paper by Farrall, Grasso, Gray, Hay & Jennings makes headlines

A new study published last week in the British Journal of Political Science has made headlines of all the major newspapers. The paper co-authored by SPERI Associate Fellows Stephen Farrall and Maria Grasso, SPERI Co-Director Colin Hay, Will Jennings and Emily Gray, analysed data from the British Social Attitudes Survey taken between 1985 and 2012 and found that Blair’s generation is … Continue reading

3 February 2017 by
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SPERI joins forces with leading parliamentarians to develop new solutions on inclusive growth

SPERI has today launched a new partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth – a cross-party group of senior parliamentarians – to develop solutions for a more inclusive and more equal economy. The APPG on Inclusive Growth is backed by a range of influential individuals and organisations across politics, business, trade unions, finance, churches and faith groups and … Continue reading

19 January 2017 by
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Repost: Brexistential Crisis – what would Cassandra say?

Colin Hay

In January Colin Hay, SPERI’s co-director, predicted that Britain would vote to leave the European Union in 2016. Today as that prediction (in the manner of Cassandra) comes to pass we’re reposting Colin’s article which goes on to make two further predictions about the break-up of Britain and a second financial crisis. Prediction is a dark art – a terrain … Continue reading

24 June 2016 by
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The Coming Crisis: the gathering storm

Colin Hay

In the first of a new series of weekly SPERI blogs on ‘the coming crisis’ Colin Hay sets out the background to the series and outlines the themes it will explore That economists tend to optimism whilst political economists tend to pessimism is something of a truism, albeit one that often goes unacknowledged. The reason for this bifurcation in psycho-analytic … Continue reading

30 March 2016 by
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SPERI-IPPR event: ‘The British Growth Model: Building a Sustainable Future’

SPERI co-hosted a very successful roundtable discussion event in London yesterday with the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). The event – ‘The British Growth Model: Building a Sustainable Future’- was held at IPPR’s central London office and brought together leading thinkers, academics, and journalists to debate the development, and challenge of developing, a new model of economic growth. The … Continue reading

9 December 2015 by
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Event in London: What shapes trends in crime?

The findings of a two-year long research project on crime trends will be presented in London tomorrow (September 18). The  team of academics on the project included Colin Hay, Co-director of SPERI. and Stephen Farrall, Associate Fellow of SPERI, along with colleagues at the University of Southampton. The aim of the project was to to understand the long-term trajectory of crime rates … Continue reading

17 September 2015 by
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New SPERI Paper: Inequality Redux

We are delighted to publish as a SPERI Paper the series of blogs by SPERI staff and students, which ran from February to April 2015, all devoted to the theme of inequality. The posts were intended to paint into place a different backdrop to the issues that were being debated in the British General Election campaign which ran as the … Continue reading

18 June 2015 by
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New SPERI Paper published on ‘The Winter of Discontent’

Three decades after ‘The Winter of Discontent’ – the infamous winter of 1978–9 characterised by widespread strikes by public sector trade unions – that did so much to shape the mythology of the beginning of the Thatcher era, historians and political scientists now have full access to the public record of these times and are beginning to revisit and re-evaluate … Continue reading

21 May 2015 by
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Book launch video highlights: Civic Capitalism

The newly published book Civic Capitalism by SPERI co-Directors Colin Hay and Anthony Payne was launched on 16th April in Sheffield with Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield and Ed Cox, Director of IPPR North. Here are the highlights. The full version of the launch is available below:

5 May 2015 by
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Just published: ‘The British Growth Crisis’ edited by Jeremy Green, Colin Hay and Peter Taylor-Gooby

We are delighted to announce the publication of The British Growth Crisis edited by Jeremy Green, Colin Hay and Peter Taylor-Gooby. The British Growth Crisis is an important collection of essays by leading commentators who seek to provide a much-needed answer to the question of growth following the financial crash of 2007 which brought British growth to a sharp halt. The essays … Continue reading

29 January 2015 by
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The ‘carbon bubble’

Dan Bailey

Overvalued fossil fuel assets reveal the ecological limitations of the economic recovery It’s disconcerting that the return to GDP growth may have, for now at least, obfuscated the analysis of the unstable dynamics underpinning Britain’s pre-crash growth model. The insights of numerous political economists have explicated that behind the GDP statistics lay a dysfunctional growth model with tendencies towards financial … Continue reading

1 April 2014 by
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‘Civic Capitalism’: locating the new model within the global context

Colin Hay and Tony Payne

We need to build up more intensive and sophisticated mechanisms of global governance capable of serving as the guiding intelligence of the whole global economy A new national model of civic capitalism has inevitably to be located and embedded in a global context.  The extent and the complexity of the interdependence that has steadily grown between national economies and societies … Continue reading

13 March 2014 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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