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The Political Economy of Brexit and the Future of British Capitalism

Two symposia in New Political Economy bring together academic experts to examine the implications of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU in key economic policy areas In March 2017, the British government invoked article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, officially beginning the negotiations for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) – the so-called ‘Brexit’. … Continue reading

2 July 2018 by
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Frankfurt and Paris as financial centres after Brexit

Scott Lavery

The City of London is likely to remain as Europe’s pre-eminent financial centre after the UK leaves the EU, but new research shows how Frankfurt and Paris seek to ‘capitalise’ on the fall-out from Brexit Brexit creates an opportunity for alternative European financial centres such as Frankfurt, Paris Luxembourg and Dublin. However, no comprehensive academic research on the emerging competition between … Continue reading

26 June 2018 by
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Book Review: Flawed Capitalism: The Anglo-American Condition and its Resolution

Scott Lavery

David Coates’ critique of Anglo-American capitalism is devastating; his optimism about transforming it is welcome. The left must now develop a political strategy capable of overcoming structural barriers to reform Global orders rise and global orders fall. That much we know. The difficult questions arise when we examine those moments of transition between phases of capitalist development. The post-crash world … Continue reading

23 May 2018 by
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Globalising cities and their de-globalising hinterlands: Book review

Scott Lavery

Global cities at the ‘core’ of the national economy generate deep and de-stabilising patterns of under-development in the ‘periphery’ Cities have long played a critical role in the development of global capitalism. In renaissance Europe, merchants in Genoa, Venice and Florence extended their power by integrating their urban economies into trade flows emanating from the Orient. During the 19th-century Pax … Continue reading

2 March 2018 by
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New SPERI research brief on Frankfurt, financial services and Brexit

When the UK leaves the European Single Market, financial firms domiciled in the City of London will lose their ‘passporting rights’. This means that many UK-based banks and other financial institutions will need to relocate a significant portion of their operations, capital and staff to alternative financial centres inside the EU. Frankfurt has consistently been identified as one of the … Continue reading

16 January 2018 by
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Will Frankfurt become Europe’s leading financial centre after Brexit?

Frankfurt views its ‘stability’ as a key advantage in the battle for jobs and investment with other European financial centres after Brexit When the UK leaves the European Single Market, financial firms domiciled within the City of London will lose their ‘passporting rights’. This means that many UK-based banks and other financial institutions will need to relocate a significant portion … Continue reading

16 January 2018 by
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Capitalising on Brexit? Charting the next phase of European Capital Markets Union

Scott Lavery

Although the UK embraced Capital Markets Union (CMU) in its early stages, it also strongly resisted attempts to enhance EU-level supervisory powers. Brexit could now see the CMU agenda develop further – but not in the way the UK had initially anticipated Since its launch in 2014, Capital Markets Union (CMU) has become a flagship initiative of the European Union. … Continue reading

25 October 2017 by
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New book on ‘depoliticization’ featuring SPERI researchers

We are pleased to report that Anti-politics, Depoliticization and Governance – edited by SPERI director Colin Hay, with Paul Fawcett, Matthew Flinders and Matthew Wood will be published by Oxford University Press on 7 September 2017. The book examines the relationship between moves towards depoliticization and the apparent rise of political disaffection within broader governance process. It brings together a … Continue reading

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Scott Lavery secures prestigious Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Award

We are delighted to announce that Dr Scott Lavery has recently been awarded a prestigious Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship award which he will undertake at SPERI. The award, which runs from January 2018 to December 2020, will allow Scott to pursue an independent research project entitled Capitalising on the European Crisis: New Geographies of Economic Power in the EU. The … Continue reading

28 June 2017 by
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New SPERI Paper: The Political Economy of Brexit and the UK’s National Business Model

Today SPERI publishes a new research paper entitled ‘The Political Economy of Brexit and the UK’s National Business Model’. The paper draws together contributions from a series of workshops which ran throughout 2016 funded by the White Rose Consortium. The paper includes contributions from the three organisers of the workshop series, Scott Lavery (SPERI, Sheffield), Lucia Quaglia (York) and Charlie … Continue reading

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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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EU business strategies and Brexit: Balancing proximity with politics

Scott Lavery

As Article 50 is ‘triggered’ business groups within EU member states are caught in a dilemma between proximity and politics: how to minimise trade barriers with the UK whilst maintaining the Single Market Powerful firms and business interest groups within the EU are likely to have a significant influence over the shape of the Article 50 negotiations. Despite this, there … Continue reading

30 March 2017 by
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New Paper: British Business Strategy, EU Social and Employment Policy and the Emerging Politics of Brexit

A new Paper published today highlights how Brexit might change how British businesses engage with EU institutions in order to further their objectives. Through a document analysis of business responses to the Balance of Competences Review on EU Social and Employment Policy and CBI policy documents between 2010-2016, the author Scott Lavery outlines how British business has attempted to ‘defend … Continue reading

1 February 2017 by
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Is there a Scottish economic model?

Ewan Gibbs

Nicola Sturgeon is keen to emphasis a distinctive Scottish model – yet the SNP’s style and rhetoric differ from the substance and reality of Scotland’s economy Last November Professor Tony Payne introduced Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, before she delivered SPERI’s Annual Lecture, by highlighting how the vision for Scotland she set out in the 2015 general election represented a … Continue reading

5 January 2017 by
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New Brief: Scotland and the North of England: Sub-national economic development and the UK’s finance-led growth model

A new SPERI British Political Economy Brief ‘Scotland and the North of England’, published today, compares economic development in Scotland and the North of England since the creation of the Scottish parliament in 1999. Authored by Scott Lavery, the Brief focuses on two major sectors – finance and manufacturing – and shows that despite enjoying distinct ‘devolved’ policymaking competences, Scotland’s economic trajectory since … Continue reading

27 November 2016 by
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The CBI, British business and employment rights after Brexit

Scott Lavery

Brexit undermines the CBI’s EU engagement strategy. British business now faces a dilemma about how to influence social and employment policy In the run-up to the EU referendum, both the trade unions and the Labour leadership warned that Brexit could lead to an attack on a range of employment rights underpinned by EU legislation.  This argument was generally made with … Continue reading

4 October 2016 by
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The Coming Crisis: enduring imbalances in the Eurozone

Scott Lavery

In the third blog in SPERI’s new series on ‘the coming crisis’ Scott Lavery examines three areas of imbalance in the Eurozone and argues that the single currency area remains vulnerable to a future economic downturn Jean Monnet – one of the architects of the European integration process – once opined that “Europe will be forged in crises, and will … Continue reading

13 April 2016 by
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SPERI secures new White Rose funding to research Brexit

SPERI’s new Research Fellow, Scott Lavery, has successfully secured new funding from the White Rose University Consortium to research the highly topical issue of Britain’s relationship with Europe. The project will be led by Scott Lavery, in partnership with Professor Lucia Quaglia (Department of Politics, University of York) and Dr Charles Dannreuther (School of Politics and International Studies, University of … Continue reading

11 January 2016 by
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SPERI’s new Research Fellow

Scott Lavery started work as SPERI’s newest Research Fellow on 1 January 2016. His contract runs for two full years until the end of 2017. Scott graduated with a first-class degree in Philosophy and Politics from the University of Glasgow in 2009, before completing his Master’s degree with Distinction in International Political Economy at the University of York in 2012. … Continue reading

4 January 2016 by
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Child poverty and the unravelling of New Labour’s ‘hybrid’ political economy

Scott Lavery

Cameron claims to lead a ‘One Nation’ government, but pursues a ‘two nations’ governing strategy One of the headline social policy goals of the Blair and Brown governments was to eradicate child poverty in Britain by 2020.  During New Labour’s thirteen years in power considerable progress was made in this regard: child poverty fell from 3.4 million in 1998 to … Continue reading

12 August 2015 by
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