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Remaking the case for a ‘developmental state’ in Britain

Tony Payne

Britain urgently needs a new national development strategy after the Brexit vote and must find the will to embrace a radically different model of the state Sometimes you just have to say it again, doubling down on what you think. In one of the first posts I wrote on this site in 2013, I proclaimed: ‘We are all developing countries … Continue reading

23 March 2017 by
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Full house for ‘In Conversation’ with Will Hutton

Over 400 people braved the rain on Friday night to listen to Will Hutton, one of the most eminent political economists in Britain. In the grand setting of Firth Hall, Tony Payne co-Director of SPERI introduced the event and highlighted how Will Hutton had predicted back in 2011 the rise in protectionism and the imminent trade conflict between the US … Continue reading

6 March 2017 by
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Leading the debate on inclusive growth | SPERI in Parliament

SPERI’s new partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth was launched last night (February 21st) with a highly successful first event in Parliament. Professor Tony Payne, SPERI’s Co-Director, was part of a panel of leading UK and international policymakers and thinkers who came together to discuss the state of the debate on inclusive growth. The line-up of panellists … Continue reading

22 February 2017 by
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New SPERI/APPG on Inclusive Growth event in Parliament | 21 February – Registration now open

Earlier this month SPERI launched a new partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth. On Tuesday 21st February SPERI and the APPG will hold our first joint event in Parliament when a panel of leading UK and international thinkers will come together to present views on the ‘state of the inclusive growth debate’. How to achieve inclusive growth is … Continue reading

31 January 2017 by
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‘De-globalisation’, or ‘re-globalisation’?

Tony Payne

The former is the new project of the populist right; the latter needs to be the new vision of the centre-left Globalisation is under attack these days from all quarters. It has of course long faced criticism from the left for being divisive and undemocratic.  That’s not new.  But, remarkably and in an act of brazen but effective political theft, … Continue reading

23 January 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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The politics of reforming capitalism in Britain: Part II

Tony Payne

Two competing and ultimately incompatible visions exist on the right and now sit in tension at the heart of Theresa May’s government As I noted last week, there is another side to the debate about reforming capitalism in Britain. It is located on the right of politics, not the left, and, in case you missed it, it’s the right in … Continue reading

12 October 2016 by
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The politics of reforming capitalism in Britain: Part I

Tony Payne

The Labour approach being shaped by Corbyn and McDonnell has yet to find a politics that will work and will not do so if it comes to be seen as fundamentally anti-capitalist With Jeremy Corbyn emphatically re-elected to the leadership of the Labour Party and Theresa May basking still in the glow of her sudden elevation to Downing Street, it’s … Continue reading

6 October 2016 by
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Announcing the New Statesman/SPERI Prize 2016

For a second time, this prize – a collaboration between the New Statesman and the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) at the University of Sheffield – will recognise the most exciting scholarship in the field of political economy. The New Statesman/SPERI Prize is returning this year for a second award, with a winner announced in the autumn. The first … Continue reading

9 June 2016 by
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‘The Long Battle for Global Governance’ – new book by SPERI’s Director published today

A new book, The Long Battle for Global Governance, by SPERI Director Tony Payne and Stephen Buzdugan is published today by Routledge. The book charts how largely excluded countries, variously described as ‘ex-colonial’, ‘underdeveloped’, ‘developing’, ‘Third World’ and lately ‘emerging’, have challenged their relationship with the dominant centres of power and major institutions of global governance across seven decades from … Continue reading

26 January 2016 by
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Facing up to the impending UK referendum on the European Union

Tony Payne

The best way to counter the threat constituted by the referendum is to show that the EU can be remade to work better in the democratic service of its citizens At some point during the course of 2016, either in the summer or the autumn, it looks as if that fateful moment when the British people decide whether or not … Continue reading

5 January 2016 by
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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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Forced Labour, Trafficking & Slavery BISA-IPEG/ University of Sheffield seminar

We are pleased to announce an upcoming seminar to take place here in Sheffield entitled ‘Forced Labour, Trafficking, and Slavery: The Political Economy of Exploitation and Protection in the 21st Century’. The seminar is jointly hosted by SPERI, The University of Sheffield Department of Politics and Faculty of Social Sciences Migration Research Group, and the British International Studies Association International … Continue reading

28 March 2014 by
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‘Civic Capitalism’: locating the new model within the global context

Colin Hay and Tony Payne

We need to build up more intensive and sophisticated mechanisms of global governance capable of serving as the guiding intelligence of the whole global economy A new national model of civic capitalism has inevitably to be located and embedded in a global context.  The extent and the complexity of the interdependence that has steadily grown between national economies and societies … Continue reading

13 March 2014 by
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‘Civic Capitalism’: sustainable development through investment

Colin Hay and Tony Payne

We need to move from private debt to public investment as the means to stimulate demand and to link deficit reduction to the promotion of growth A most urgent task for any incoming British government is to fix what is typically called the growth model.  Since the early 1990s Britain experimented with a new kind of growth model – which … Continue reading

16 January 2014 by
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Video of David Marsh book launch

Thank you to all of those who attended what turned out to be a very interesting and insightful book launch. For those of you who couldn’t make it, David Marsh (Financial Times journalist and Chairman of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF)) launched the paperback version of his book Europe’s Deadlock : How the Euro Crisis could be … Continue reading

26 November 2013 by
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‘Civic Capitalism’: restoring democratic economic governance

Colin Hay and Tony Payne

We need to move on from the ideology that led us astray to a more consciously held, open-ended and dynamic ideology that asks not what we can do for the market but what the market can do for us Ideology, these days, is a bad word – never a term of self-description and only ever something others have.  Partly as … Continue reading

22 November 2013 by
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Introducing a new model of capitalism

Today we lauch a new series of SPERI Comment blogs which introduce a new model of capitalism. The first one, by SPERI Directors Colin Hay and Tony Payne,  lays out the vision behind the series: ‘It is time to move on from the mawkish (if necessary) analysis of the failings of the now infamous Anglo-liberal model of capitalism and from lamenting the … Continue reading

8 November 2013 by
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The Global Contours of Growth & Development Beyond the Crisis – Call for papers

In its first year SPERI Conference looked at the British growth crisis. Last year, it tackled Europe. This year it will take on the global political economy – focusing on the dynamics and patterns of the distribution of growth and development across with world. Plenary speakers include: Linda Weiss (University of Sydney), Tony Payne (University of Sheffield), Gregory Chin (York … Continue reading

31 October 2013 by
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The arrival of SPERI Paper No.5 ‘The Great Uncertainty’

We are pleased to announce the arrival of the next SPERI paper ‘The Great Uncertainty’ by Colin Hay and Tony Payne, Directors of SPERI. The paper emerges out of a series of blogs that we jointly posted on SPERI Comment between 30 January and 18 July 2013. The blogs attracted substantial attention and were re-posted on the New Statesman website. In … Continue reading

20 September 2013 by
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