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Industrial strategy failures increase the likelihood of soft Brexit

Craig Berry

As Theresa May knows, Britain is too weak economically to prosper outside the single market under the current economic policy paradigm – this inconvenient truth will soon tear apart the pro-Brexit coalition In many ways, 2016 was a fairly typical year in post-crisis Britain. The economy continued to stumble along, but the government continued to pretend otherwise, declaring austerity to … Continue reading

17 January 2017 by
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Call for Papers: The political economy of Brexit: Implications for the labour market, free movement and the UK welfare state

Workshop 16 September 2016, University of Sheffield This workshop analyses the possible implications of the Brexit vote for three key domestic policy areas: free movement, the labour market and welfare provision. Brexit is likely to have profound consequences for each of these areas. For example, many employment rights in the UK are underpinned by European directives. Similarly, the free movement … Continue reading

20 July 2016 by
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Authoritarian but Flexible: Turkey and recent labour market reforms

Mehmet

The AKP’s reforms to ‘flexibilise’ the labour market will weaken workers’ rights and further consolidate authoritarian neoliberalism in Turkey In the last few years, ‘authoritarianism’ has been used widely by mainstream academic circles, Western media and international civil society organisations to define the character of the political regime under the AKP (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi or the Justice and Development … Continue reading

7 June 2016 by
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Call for Papers: Conceptualizing Labour ‘Unfreedom’ and Degradation Along the Supply Chain

WOERRC SPERI Workshop at the University of Sheffield, May 26-27, 2016   Since the economic crisis of 2008-2009, labour unfreedom has intensified at the bottom end of the labour market. Working conditions, remuneration, and collective bargaining rights have stagnated or declined for large-swathes of the low-waged workforce. At the same time, evidence from several sectors suggests that the practices commonly … Continue reading

10 March 2016 by
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Variations in austerity-based reform

Tom Hastings

PIIGS and GIPSIs may appear to face common problems, but we should always respect the uniqueness of each country’s particular crisis For well-documented reasons the Greek political economy has received unprecedented attention in recent months, fuelled not least by the possibility of ‘Grexit’ and the potential impacts of this on both Greek society and the wider Eurozone. It is worth … Continue reading

26 August 2015 by
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QE, labour market restructuring and the ‘regressive recovery’

Jeremy Green and Scott Lavery

Cameron’s continuing ‘two nations’ governing strategy prepares the way for a further economic crisis When David Cameron emerged from 10 Downing Street on the morning of the 8 May, he proclaimed that he would lead a ‘one nation’ government – one whose guiding aim would be to ensure that ‘the recovery reaches all parts of our country’. There was nothing … Continue reading

9 June 2015 by
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