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Towards a coherent industrial strategy for the UK

Richard Jones

The new report by Industrial Strategy Commission sets out positive principles that can be the foundations for a new UK industrial strategy What should a modern industrial strategy for the UK look like? Last week the Industrial Strategy Commission, of which I’m a member, published its interim report – Laying the Foundations – which sets out some positive principles which we suggest … Continue reading

19 July 2017 by
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That was the Crisis that was: the 2017 election and the strange demise of the 2007-08 crisis

Chris Kirkland

Despite dominating UK politics for the last decade the crisis has been a notable absence from the 2017 general election campaign 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of the onset of the economic crisis. For the past decade and the last two UK general elections in 2015 and 2010 the issue of the economy has been the central focus of political … Continue reading

7 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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Brexit and the British state

Mick Moran

Focusing on the ‘left behind’ thesis ignores the real message exposed by the referendum: the UK is a fragmented and fast dissolving state Despite all the uncertainties generated by the referendum result of 23 June, one assertion is now commonly made with increasing confidence: that support for a ‘leave’ vote was a protest from those left behind by the twin … Continue reading

16 November 2016 by
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Battles for diversity, heritage and the future of the city: Part II

Rowland Atkinson & Malcolm Tait

Four proposals to empower and re-tool our planning system could ensure it is able to act in all of our interests In the first part of this blog, we noted how the system of planning in the UK has been denuded to the extent that it has become severely limited in its ability to contest urban change stimulated by international … Continue reading

7 November 2016 by
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Call for Papers: The political economy of Brexit: Implications for the labour market, free movement and the UK welfare state

Workshop 16 September 2016, University of Sheffield This workshop analyses the possible implications of the Brexit vote for three key domestic policy areas: free movement, the labour market and welfare provision. Brexit is likely to have profound consequences for each of these areas. For example, many employment rights in the UK are underpinned by European directives. Similarly, the free movement … Continue reading

20 July 2016 by
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The EU Referendum, Brexit and the UK’s regions – new SPERI research and event series

On Thursday 23 June Britain will hold a historic referendum to decide whether to remain in or leave the European Union. SPERI has launched a new programme of research and events to explore the relationship between the UK’s regions and devolved nations and the European Union, with a particular focus on the North of England, and consider the implications of … Continue reading

17 May 2016 by
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One week left to submit a proposal for SPERI Conference

There’s just one week left to submit a paper or panel proposal for SPERI annual conference. The Global Contours of Growth & Development beyond the Crisis will take place on 30 June – 2 July 2014 at the newly renovated Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield. It will seek to take discussion of the political economy of the crisis beyond its … Continue reading

24 January 2014 by
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Two weeks left to submit a proposal for SPERI annual conference

There’s just over two weeks left to submit a paper or panel proposal for SPERI annual conference ‘The Global Contours of Growth & Development beyond the Crisis’. The conference will take place on 30 June – 2 July 2014 at the newly renovated Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield. It will seek to take discussion of the political economy of the … Continue reading

17 January 2014 by
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SPERI annual conference: Final call for papers

The Global Contours of Growth & Development beyond the Crisis 30 June – 2 July 2014, Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield Proposal submission deadline: 31 January 2014 The 2014 SPERI conference seeks to take discussion of the political economy of the crisis beyond its British and European contexts to focus centrally on the dynamics and patterns of the distribution of … Continue reading

19 December 2013 by
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Live Guardian web chat at 1pm today on slavery and supply chains

At 1pm today, Genevieve Le Baron will take place in a live Guardian web chat on ‘how to tackle slavery in supply chains’ with Beate Andrees (Head of the Special Action Programme to combat forced labour, International Labour Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland), Dan Viederman (Chief Executive, Verité, Amherst, US), Andrew Wallis (Chief Executive, Unseen, Bristol, UK), Neill Wilkins (Migration Programme Manager, … Continue reading

5 December 2013 by
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Registration open for SPERI Conference 2014

Registration is now open for the next SPERI annual conference. ‘The Global Contours of Growth & Development Beyond the Crisis’ will take place from 30 June – 2 July 2014 at the recently transformed Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield. The 2014 SPERI conference seeks to take discussion of the political economy of the crisis beyond its British and European contexts to focus centrally … Continue reading

28 November 2013 by
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Sir Keith Burnett quotes SPERI Paper at HEPI Conference

This week, the latest SPERI paper was discussed by Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sheffield, at a major conference about developing the research policy and funding environment in the UK. Sir Keith Burnett was a speaker at the 2013 Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) Autumn Conference on the Future for UK Research Policy and Funding on Wednesday 14 November. … Continue reading

15 November 2013 by
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