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Review: The End of British Politics? by Mick Moran

Scott Lavery

This timely new book expertly charts the endurance of the British state and how elites have sought to ‘repurpose’ it. Whether this can be achieved again after Brexit is highly uncertain In the eleven months since the EU referendum, there has been a daily flood of Brexit-related news, analysis and polemic. Legal wrangling between parliament and executive, party political manoeuvrings … Continue reading

15 May 2017 by
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Lost in Dicey: judges, Brexit and the constitution

Mick Moran

The Supreme Court’s Article 50 judgement was based on a constitutional fallacy that puts the stability of the United Kingdom at risk On 24 January this year the United Kingdom  Supreme Court dismissed the appeal of the UK government against the  decision of the English and Welsh Divisional Court (colloquially the Court of Appeal) over the legal conditions under which … Continue reading

13 March 2017 by
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Why is political science not in crisis as a result of the crisis?

Mick Moran

Economics is beginning to rethink many of its presuppositions as a consequence of the financial crisis, but political science sails blithely and complacently onwards It is a commonplace that the financial crash of 2007-9 also caused an intellectual crisis in the discipline of Economics.  That sense of crisis has had healthy results: while a minority of economists still maintain the … Continue reading

25 March 2014 by
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The Power of Finance before and after the Great Financial Crisis – workshop & special issue of Government & Opposition

On 1 May 2013, we hosted a workshop entitled ‘The Power of Finance before and after the Great Financial Crisis’ at the Kenwood Hotel in Sheffield. The workshop, funded by the journal Government and Opposition, the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) at the University of Manchester and SPERI, attracted leading academics from across the globe, and their papers … Continue reading

3 May 2013 by
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Thank you for attending the book launch of Capital by John Lanchester

Last night John Lanchester launched the paperback version of his latest book Capital in Firth Hall, at the University of Sheffield. Insightful but different accounts of the book were provided by Mick Moran (Professor of Government, Manchester Business School) and Sue Vice (Professor of English Literature, University of Sheffield), before John explained how he came to write both Capital and … Continue reading

8 February 2013 by
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Book launch: Capital by John Lanchester – 6pm, today, Firth Hall

John Lanchester will launch the paper-version of his latest offering Capital today at 6pm, Firth Hall, University of Sheffield. Capital is a post-crash state-of-the nation novel told with compassion and humour. Mick Moran (Professor of Government, Manchester Business School) and Sue Vice (Professor of English Literature, University of Sheffield) will give their reactions to the book, John Lanchester will then … Continue reading

7 February 2013 by
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Book launch: Capital by John Lanchester – registration now open!

John Lanchester is a prolific author and journalist and he will launch the paper-version of his latest offering Capital on 7 February 2013 at Firth Hall, University of Sheffield. A writer of both fiction and non-fiction, his books have given brilliantly incisive accounts of the financial crisis and have received wide-spread critical acclaim. The Debt to Pleasure and Whoops! Why Everyone … Continue reading

14 January 2013 by
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