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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

30 May 2017 by
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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?

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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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SPERI appoints New Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

SPERI is delighted to announce that it has appointed Scott Lavery to the position of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. He will take up the post for two years from 1 January 2016. His research will focus on ‘Britain’s changing place in Europe: Understanding the role of the ‘Anglo-liberal’ heartlands in Europe’s shifting political economy’. Scott has spent the last three years … Continue reading

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New SPERI Paper: Inequality Redux

We are delighted to publish as a SPERI Paper the series of blogs by SPERI staff and students, which ran from February to April 2015, all devoted to the theme of inequality. The posts were intended to paint into place a different backdrop to the issues that were being debated in the British General Election campaign which ran as the … Continue reading

18 June 2015 by
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New SPERI Paper: Britain’s Post Crisis Political Economy: A ‘Recovery’ through Regressive Redistribution

We are very pleased that our latest paper by SPERI researchers Jeremy Green and Scott Lavery was covered in an article in Scotland’s Sunday Herald. http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/think-tank-measures-to-help-economy-made-the-rich-far-richer.24005186 The full version of the SPERI paper No. 11 is now available for download by clicking on the link below: SPERI Paper No. 11: Britain’s Post Crisis Political Economy: a ‘Recovery’ through Regressive Redistribution In … Continue reading

22 April 2014 by
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Scott on BBC Radio Sheffield & Jeremy in the New Statesman

It may be the summer holidays but things at SPERI are still all go. On Tuesday 6 August Scott Lavery. SPERI PhD student, spoke live on BBC Radio Sheffield about the differences between the British and German economies, and what we can learn from the German industrial strategy. Following the recent announcement by Mark Carney on ‘forward guidance’ – Jeremy Green, SPERI Research … Continue reading

8 August 2013 by
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Jeremy & Scott visit Budapest for the 10th FEPS Young Academics Network seminar

Jeremy Green and Scott Lavery have recently returned from a trip to Budapest, Hungary for the tenth FEPS YAN (Foundation for European Studies Young Academics Network) seminar. Meeting with around twenty five other young progressive researchers from across Europe, the purpose of the meeting was to establish working groups which will re-convene throughout the year in order to produce policy-orientated … Continue reading

19 March 2013 by
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A new academic year with lots to be excited about

As the new academic year dawns, it’s all systems go at Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute – with plenty of events planned to give you something to look forward to. The next event ‘Professor David Marquand (University of Oxford) in Conversation’, will take place on 22 November 2012, in the Octagon Centre, University of Sheffield. Tickets are available free, on … Continue reading

21 September 2012 by
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