Tag Archives for David Cameron

Key questions for the coming EU referendum

Simon Bulmer

We now have a date but there are plenty of big questions and unknown steps between now and 23rd June This was the tweet from European Council President Donald Tusk late in the evening of 19th February 2016 that indicated the marathon European Council session had found a deal on David Cameron’s renegotiation demands. It was followed the next day by … Continue reading

23 February 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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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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Britain’s unreal recovery risks a very real economic crisis

Craig Berry

Investment and consumption performance demonstrates the frailty of the UK economy; the economic recovery is not yet secure The government has facilitated, at long last, a return to strong growth. But they have done so by ramping up the economic growth model that served Labour so well until 2008 – a model George Osborne had promised to dismantle. The pace … Continue reading

26 February 2014 by
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First seminar in the ESRC Politics of Wellbeing series to take place today

The first seminar in the new ESRC Seminar Series on The Politics of Wellbeing takes place at the Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS), University of Sheffield, today. The series, led by Ian Bache (Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield, Karen Scott (Lord Richard Percy Fellow, Newcastle University) and Charles Seaford (Head of the Centre for Wellbeing, new … Continue reading

31 January 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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