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The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: the biggest international organization you’ve never heard of

Rick Rowden

The West has paid little attention to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. This is set to change as it becomes increasingly influential in global geopolitics Think of international organizations and groups like the UN, World Bank and the IMF might come to mind. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) likely doesn’t make most people’s lists. The SCO is probably the biggest international … Continue reading

4 September 2017 by
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Understanding foreign relations between India and Iran

Rick Rowden

The India-Iran relationship is often ignored yet it provides insights into shifting geostrategic relationships within Asia The West tends to view India and Iran one at a time, each in isolation. But what about India-Iran foreign relations? The often-overlooked bilateral relations between India and Iran are not only fascinating, but provide a prism by which to view and understand a … Continue reading

12 July 2017 by
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Two New SPERI Pivots Published

The series, ‘Building a Sustainable Political Economy: SPERI Research & Policy’, now counts 7 volumes with the addition of two exciting new books. The Political Economy of India’s Growth Episodes by Sabyasachi Kar and Kunal Sen This book breaks down the last 65+ years of Indian development into several episodes of growth, providing a rich set of insights into the … Continue reading

22 November 2016 by
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Modern slavery and the gendered paradoxes of labour unfreedom

Alessandra Mezzadri

Why labour unfreedom is a more useful category than modern slavery to challenge exploitative working relations at home and abroad Since the financial crisis, the partial recovery of profitability of business has happened at the expenses of workers worldwide. In the UK, improvements in employment rates have been paralleled by a decline in real wages. Abroad, countries hosting global labour-intensive … Continue reading

26 July 2016 by
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It’s not about tax evasion or avoidance, it’s about inequality

Focusing on politicians’ tax affairs misses the real point: the Panama Papers expose deep structural inequalities and their consequences The recent political stramash over the Mossack Fonseca revelations has involved endless media interviews, commentaries and expert pronouncements about whether David Cameron’s family had engaged in and benefited from sensible tax efficient investment strategies or from dubious tax evasion. This is … Continue reading

19 April 2016 by
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DMU/SPERI Workshop on India

A one-day workshop on ‘India’s changing role in the global economy’ took place on Thursday 16 October.  It was initiated by SPERI, but hosted and funded by De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester where over half the population is made up of ethnic minorities, mainly from India and Pakistan.   It was the perfect place to invite political economists, economists and … Continue reading

17 October 2014 by
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