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Conform or confront? Will young people turn to trade unions to address precariousness?

Our new research published today considers the perspectives of today’s young people on trade unionism – and how unions can respond The structural reasons for declining trade union membership rates among the young have been widely documented. In a nutshell, the young are increasingly concentrated in lower-value service industries which have traditionally been under-unionised. Indeed, relatively novel employment practices within these … Continue reading

13 February 2018 by
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Young people and the normalisation of economic crisis in the UK

Our new research considers the perspectives of today’s young people on the economy, crisis and labour market change – and how they view the prospect of transforming their circumstances through politics It is now widely accepted that young people are among the groups that have been most effected by the financial crisis and its aftermath. Indeed, many of the alarming … Continue reading

8 January 2018 by
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Young workers’ perspectives on the economy, crisis, the labour market and politics | New SPERI report published today

With its tenth anniversary approaching, the 2008 global financial crisis has had significant ramifications in the UK that are still being felt today. One of the groups that has been most affected are young people, in part because they will live with the aftermath of the crisis for longest, and in part because of the crisis’ specific impact on their … Continue reading

8 January 2018 by
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New SPERI-IPPR literature reviews published

The Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) have today published a series of literature reviews, compiled to inform IPPR’s Commission on Economic Justice. The reviews have been authored by SPERI research assistant Sean McDaniel and deputy director Craig Berry. The three published today focus on: Work, labour markets and welfare The company … Continue reading

6 November 2017 by
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How should progressives respond to the anti-competitive tendencies of the platform economy?

Firms such as Google and Uber – and their control of our data – may pose a threat to the UK’s competition regime. How policy-makers respond to this will help to define the platform economy Generally speaking, the UK’s competition regime is highly regarded. The establishment of competition policy – generally in the 1990s – is typically seen as constitutive … Continue reading

6 November 2017 by
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The collapse of France’s Socialist Party amidst the Macron surge

With Macron dominant and the left divided, the future of a devastated Socialist Party is extremely unclear The Presidential and legislative elections in France this year delivered arguably the most dramatic upheaval in the French party system since the foundation of the Fifth Republic in 1958. Unprecedentedly, the sitting President did not to attempt to run for re-election, whilst the … Continue reading

26 July 2017 by
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Sean McDaniel to join SPERI to work on ‘economic justice’

Sean McDaniel will join SPERI from 1 July as part of our support for the Commission on Economic Justice established by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). The Commission was set up to rethink economic policy for post-Brexit Britain. This agenda has long been at the heart of SPERI’s mission, and Sean’s existing research on social democratic politics across … Continue reading

20 June 2017 by
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The unravelling of Hollande’s ‘anti-austerity’ programme and the crisis of French socialism

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With the failure of Hollande’s promise of ‘le changement’, ahead of this year’s elections the French Socialists find themselves severely weakened and maybe even at breaking point France heads to the polls in the spring to elect its new president. The uncertainty surrounding the election, wherein far right leader Marine Le Pen and the youthful centrist Emmanuel Macron are both … Continue reading

26 January 2017 by
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