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The strange still-birth of ‘Milimayism’

Tony Payne

Britain just can’t generate the politics with which to build the new reformist consensus its political economy so badly needs A key problem for Britain at the moment is that it can’t give birth to the politics that its political economy needs.  Marxists used to think this was impossible, believing that the sub-structure (political economy) would always determine the super-structure … Continue reading

11 September 2017 by
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When work doesn’t work

Sophie Moullin

The left’s focus on full employment fails to address the realities of work and family in the twenty-first century ‘The clue is in the name’, Ed Miliband said, Labour is ‘the party of work’.  The previous UK Labour party leader fought the 2015 general election on a manifesto that promised ‘to reward hard work’.  Yet soon after the election one … Continue reading

20 July 2016 by
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The real ‘new politics’ of post-crisis Britain: Part II

Craig Berry

Austerity is anchored in a new politics of place, but Labour is adrift In part I of this post, I argued that, through the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ agenda, the Conservative government had successfully exploited post-crisis anxieties about place to justify its ongoing austerity crusade. In this second part, I argue that Labour has been too slow to grasp the centrality of … Continue reading

25 February 2016 by
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SPERI videos now on iTunes U

We’re pleased to announce that you will soon be able to download SPERI content including videos, podcasts, academic papers and policy briefs – free, on iTunes U. The University of Sheffield now has its own exciting iTunes U channel and SPERI is one of the first parts of the University to use the facility. The first video, of the SPERI … Continue reading

14 February 2014 by
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Events & Communications Administrator wanted!

I (Sarah) will be leaving SPERI at the end of February to begin a new challenge as Research Marketing and Communications Manager for the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield. I am sad to be leaving such a fantastic job in a fantastic institute (in the words of the Rt Hon Ed Miliband – it really is … Continue reading

7 February 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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SPERI conference: a month to go!

On 9 February 2012 Rt Hon Ed Miliband launched the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) at the University of Sheffield, pronouncing it as “the right institute, at the right time, in the right place” before echoing the core focus of SPERI’s project: “From the ashes of the kind of irresponsible capitalism which led to the crash, we need to … Continue reading

18 June 2012 by
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Video highlights of the Inaugural Lecture by Rt Hon Ed Miliband

If you didn’t manage to get a ticket to see Rt Hon Ed Miliband officially launch SPERI on 9 February, and you don’t have time to watch the full version online, we’ve now put together a 5 minute highlights video!

23 February 2012 by
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Video of Ed Miliband’s speech at the SPERI inaugural lecture

If you didn’t manage to get a ticket for the SPERI Inaugural Lecture by Rt Hon Ed Miliband last week do not despair! You can watch his full speech in this video: Footage of the lecture was also shown on the Sunday Politics Show, Sky News and Look North, with the launch covered by many major news sources such as … Continue reading

15 February 2012 by
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“The right institute, at the right time, in the right place”

The Rt Hon leader Ed Miliband took to the stage to officially launch the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute last night. Over one thousand people braved the snow and sleet to attend the launch, which was full almost to capacity. The audience listened intently as Ed declared SPERI to be “the right institute, at the right time, in the right … Continue reading

10 February 2012 by
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Final preparations underway for Inaugural Lecture by Ed Miliband

We’re making final preparations in the Octagon Centre for the arrival of Ed Miliband and the official launch of SPERI tonight. This event, which is full to capacity, is one not to be missed. If you didn’t manage to get a ticket, you’ll be able to watch a video of the lecture right here on our website over the next … Continue reading

9 February 2012 by
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All tickets taken for Inaugural Lecture

All available tickers for the SPERI inaugural lecture have now been taken. The lecture takes place at 6pm on Thursday 9 February 2012 at the University of Sheffield’s Octagon Centre. It will be delivered by the Rt Hon Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party. If you were allocated a ticket then why not show you’re coming on our Facebook … Continue reading

12 January 2012 by
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