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4 May: ‘Generation Right’: watch the film and discuss Margaret Thatcher’s legacy

A rare screening of the 2015 documentary, ‘Generation Right’, will take place on Thursday 4 May at 18.00 in the Diamond at the University of Sheffield. It will then be followed by a panel discussion of the issues raised in the film involving a number of eminent speakers. ‘Generation Right’ shows how the UK has been profoundly changed by Margaret … Continue reading

28 March 2017 by
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“Thatcher’s Children, Blair’s Babies”: new paper by Farrall, Grasso, Gray, Hay & Jennings makes headlines

A new study published last week in the British Journal of Political Science has made headlines of all the major newspapers. The paper co-authored by SPERI Associate Fellows Stephen Farrall and Maria Grasso, SPERI Co-Director Colin Hay, Will Jennings and Emily Gray, analysed data from the British Social Attitudes Survey taken between 1985 and 2012 and found that Blair’s generation is … Continue reading

3 February 2017 by
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This is Britain 80-82: Thatcher and understanding modern politics

A full understanding of Thatcher’s legacy arguably needs more than just 3 years This evening (February 16th) SPERI is delighted to welcome Andy Beckett of The Guardian, for the Sheffield launch of his new book ‘Promised You a Miracle: UK 80-82’.  This event is free of charge and open to all. Book your place here. Kate Dommett, who will introduce … Continue reading

16 February 2016 by
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A book of brilliant things?

A review of Andy Beckett’s ‘Promised You a Miracle: UK80-82’ On February 16th SPERI is delighted to welcome Andy Beckett of The Guardian, for the Sheffield launch of his new book ‘Promised You a Miracle: UK 80-82’. This event is free of charge and open to all. Book your place here. Stephen Farrall, who will introduce Andy’s book at the … Continue reading

3 February 2016 by
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Rethinking Recovery II

Mary Evans

The long, rocky ride of crisis and austerity In this next post of the series, it is suggested that the discursive justifications of austerity and touting of the moral certainty of markets advanced by politicians hide the fact that capitalism’s crises are always borne by the poor and the weak. It has long been taken for granted, by Marxists and … Continue reading

10 June 2015 by
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New book by Colin Hay & Stephen Farrall

SPERI Director Colin Hay has recently received an ESRC research award, along with Professor Stephen Farrall (School of Law, University of Sheffield) for a new and exciting project entitled ‘Long-term Trajectories of Crime in the UK‘. Using the Thatcher and Major governments (1979- 1997) as a case study, the aim of the project is to explore the experiences of crime, victimisation and fear of … Continue reading

10 March 2014 by
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