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Devolution and austerity needs to be debated, challenged, but not ignored

Words are important for framing policy problems and also finding solutions.  We need more devolution dialogues We would like to thank Mike Emmerich, founder director of Metro Dynamics, for his blog reply, which engages with our research on devolution and city-region building. Words are important for framing policy problems and also articulating forms of state intervention with proposed solutions. What … Continue reading

11 October 2017 by
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Dreaming of better days risks scuppering devolution’s promise

Devolution deals are imperfect, but they are part of a hard process of reform that over the long run can deliver social and economic progress I recently put my two penn‘orth into a Twitter debate between Rob Ford of Manchester University and Andrew Adonis. The latter’s accusation was that academics overcomplicate their analysis. The former retorted that commentators often want … Continue reading

9 October 2017 by
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The EU Referendum, Brexit and the UK’s regions – new SPERI research and event series

On Thursday 23 June Britain will hold a historic referendum to decide whether to remain in or leave the European Union. SPERI has launched a new programme of research and events to explore the relationship between the UK’s regions and devolved nations and the European Union, with a particular focus on the North of England, and consider the implications of … Continue reading

17 May 2016 by
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