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Healthy rivers, healthy cities? The case of Sheffield and its rivers

Jon Morris

The UK Government’s new 25-year environmental plan shows the need to increase biodiversity and resilience of our waterways. This has implications far beyond the immediate health of the river system itself Theresa May’s declaration on January 11th to deliver a ‘Green Brexit’ as part of a new 25-year environmental plan emphasises the Government’s commitment to delivering cleaner water, improve biodiversity, … Continue reading

24 January 2018 by
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SPERI 2018 Conference: 2nd Call for Proposals

Political Economy Ten Years After the Crisis Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield 2-4 July 2018 The SPERI Conference is becoming increasingly recognised as a key forum for debating major contemporary issues in political economy in new and challenging ways. It takes place in Halifax Hall in a leafy part of Sheffield and always attracts a range of leading scholars, doctoral … Continue reading

26 October 2017 by
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Devolution and austerity are intertwined in Sheffield City Region

A new conversation about devolution that acknowledges the impact of austerity on city regions is urgently needed In October 2015, leaders in the Sheffield City Region signed an ‘in principle’ agreement with George Osborne (then Chancellor) for a £900M devolution agreement. At this time, Sheffield was second only to Manchester, with ‘Devo-Manc’ being the trailblazer of the Northern Powerhouse initiative … Continue reading

8 August 2017 by
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SPERI seeks new Co-Director

The University of Sheffield is seeking on behalf of SPERI to appoint a new Chair in Political Economy and Co-Director of SPERI from 1 August 2017. Applications are welcome and informal conversations can be held with Professor Colin Hay at c.hay@sheffield.ac.uk. SPERI has been co-directed since its establishment in 2012 by Professors Colin Hay and Tony Payne. Tony retires as … Continue reading

21 March 2017 by
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Registration open for ‘In Conversation’ with Will Hutton, 3 March 2017

We are delighted to welcome Will Hutton for SPERI’s fifth ‘In Conversation’ evening at 6pm, on Friday 3 March 2017 in Firth Hall at the University of Sheffield. Places for this event are limited and we invite you to REGISTER online via eventbrite. Will Hutton is one of the most eminent political economists in Britain. He is a writer and journalist and was … Continue reading

23 January 2017 by
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SPERI’s Deputy Director to speak alongside Dan Jarvis MP at Resolution Foundation event in Sheffield

As part of a new investigation into living standards in British cities, the Resolution Foundation (RF) is holding events across England this winter – in Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield and Bristol – to explore the unique challenges faced in different areas, and how Metro Mayors can use their new powers to be the driving force behind a new era of inclusive … Continue reading

17 November 2016 by
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The uneven path of City Deal devolution in the North of England

Ariana Giovannini

The view from Yorkshire reveals growing tension and rising pressures from below The City Deals and Northern Powerhouse agenda has been presented by George Osborne as the making of a ‘devolution revolution’ in the North of England. The ‘Devo-Manc’ agreement certainly broke new ground in this respect, unavoidably setting a benchmark for other areas.  And yet, as things have progressed, … Continue reading

28 January 2016 by
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Who governs local economies?

Cities like Sheffield need more skilled jobs, but delivering them has to be both a national and a local priority SPERI’s latest Brief provides a snapshot assessment of three English city-region economies – Sheffield, Brighton and Oxford – in the period since the financial crisis.  The Brief highlights significant differences between Sheffield City Region’s economy and the two southern regions, … Continue reading

24 November 2015 by
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New SPERI Brief: Comparing the post-crisis performance of the Sheffield, Brighton and Oxford city-region economies

SPERI’s latest Brief considers the post-financial crisis structure and performance of three city-region economies, centred around Sheffield, Brighton and Oxford. It explores a range of economic indicators for each city-region economy over the last decade and assesses the impact of the crisis and recovery in each area. Download Brief No. 17: Comparing the post-crisis performance of the Sheffield, Brighton and … Continue reading

22 November 2015 by
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One week to register under early bird rate for SPERI Conference

The second SPERI annual conference ‘Austerity vs Growth: The Future of the European Political Economy’ is now just over 5 weeks away. The conference will take place on 1 – 3 July 2013 at Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield. The programme features an exciting list of speakers including Peter Katzenstein (Cornell University), Vivien Schmidt (Boston University), Iain Begg (LSE), Stuart … Continue reading

24 May 2013 by
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Video of Ed Miliband’s speech at the SPERI inaugural lecture

If you didn’t manage to get a ticket for the SPERI Inaugural Lecture by Rt Hon Ed Miliband last week do not despair! You can watch his full speech in this video: Footage of the lecture was also shown on the Sunday Politics Show, Sky News and Look North, with the launch covered by many major news sources such as … Continue reading

15 February 2012 by
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