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2016 and the return of the nation-state

Whilst the turbulence of this year has caused political shocks the apparent resurgence of the nation-state should be no surprise Much of the political rhetoric that has been deployed during this period of political turbulence can make 2016 appear as the year the nation-state returned.  Yet for all the shock value associated with the year’s political events this apparent resurgence … Continue reading

21 December 2016 by
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SPERI Paper No.8 published – The Crisis of the Euro: The Problem of German Power Revisited

SPERI Paper No.8 has arrived. The paper entitled The Crisis of the Euro:  The Problem of German Power Revisited by Helen Thompson (Reader in Politics & Director of Studies at Clare College, University of Cambridge and SPERI Honorary Research Fellow) was published today. The paper argues that the durability of the euro appears to rest on the impossibility of abandoning it, … Continue reading

10 December 2013 by
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New appointments and BISA-ISA plenary roundtable.

We are delighted to welcome four Honorary Research Fellows in to the SPERI family. Dr Andrew Baker (Queen’s University Belfast)  Dr Ben Clift (University of Warwick), Dr Helen Thompson (Unversity of Cambridge) and Dr Cornelia Woll (Sciences Po) were appointed as Honorary Research Fellows on 1 August 2012. You will soon be able to view their full profiles on the SPERI website. We have also appointed … Continue reading

14 August 2012 by
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SPERI inaugural conference: papers and a note of thanks

We are pleased to announce that the papers presented at the SPERI inaugural conference ‘The British Growth Crisis: The Search for a New Model’ are now available to read on online. The conference, which took place on 16-18 July at Halifax Hall, was almost full to capacity, and attendees included many leading commentators, old and new. You can watch videos of some … Continue reading

25 July 2012 by
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Video highlights from SPERI inaugural conference

‘The British Growth Crisis: Overview and Main Themes’ Plenary session chaired by Professor Tony Payne (SPERI Co-director, University of Sheffield) including: ‘A crisis of growth, not a crisis of debt’, Professor Colin Hay (SPERI Co-director, University of Sheffield) ‘Crisis without end? The deadlocked economy’, Professor Andrew Gamble (University of Cambridge & Chair of SPERI International Advisory Board) ‘Finance and Industry: … Continue reading

24 July 2012 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 of Roundtable at PSA Conference 2012

SPERI Co-director Colin Hay recently attended the 62nd Political Studies Association Annual International Conference in Belfast. Here is a video of the British Journal of Political and International Relations Roundtable ‘The State of the UK Political Economy’. As well as Professor Colin Hay, the video also features Professor Andrew Gamble (Chair of the SPERI International Advisory Board),  Dr Andrew Baker … Continue reading

11 May 2012 by
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