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New SPERI Brief: Welfare recipients, public opinion and ‘deservingness’

SPERI has today published a new British Political Economy Brief on ‘Welfare recipients, public opinion and ‘deservingness”. The new Brief, which considers public attitudes towards welfare, is the second SPERI brief by Liam Stanley (SPERI Associate Fellow) and Todd Hartman (Sheffield Methods Institute). Download Brief No.22: Welfare recipients, public opinion and ‘deservingness’. Liam and Todd’s first Brief, published in November 2015, … Continue reading

28 April 2016 by
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New SPERI Brief: The UK’s ‘annual tax summaries’

SPERI’s latest brief presents the results from a new study by Dr Liam Stanley and Dr Todd Hartman that tested how annual tax summaries might impact upon public support for welfare and taxation. The results show that the Government’s presentation of public spending data in their annual tax summaries – with welfare listed as the top category – may lead … Continue reading

20 November 2015 by
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SPERI 2016 Conference: FINAL CALL FOR PROPOSALS

SPERI 2016 Conference, 4-6 July 2016, Halifax Hall, Sheffield SPERI is publishing today the final call for Proposals for its 4th Conference on ‘Political Economy in an Age of Great Uncertainty’. The deadline for submissions is the 18 December at 5pm. We have had a number of excellent submissions already and we look forward to putting together a programme for … Continue reading

18 November 2015 by
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SPERI 2016 Conference: Second Call for Proposals

‘Political Economy in an Age of Great Uncertainty’ 4-6 July 2016 Halifax Hall, Sheffield The Second Call for proposals for the Fourth SPERI Conference has now been published. We are pleased to announce that Lord Roger Liddle will give the pre-dinner talk on Tuesday 5th July. The SPERI Conference is becoming increasingly recognised as a key forum for debating major contemporary … Continue reading

19 October 2015 by
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2016 SPERI Conference announcement: ‘Political Economy in an Age of Great Uncertainty’

The Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) is pleased to announce that its next major conference will take place from 4-6 July 2016 and will be held, as previously, in the Halifax Hall conference centre in Sheffield. The theme of the conference will be: ‘Political Economy in an Age of Great Uncertainty’. SPERI’s focus encompasses analysis of all the major … Continue reading

22 July 2015 by
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Food banks and welfare reform

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

A ‘right to food’ approach can help to determine ultimate responsibility for preventing hunger Last week the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into hunger and food poverty was launched and today, the terms of reference will be finalised at a research summit in Portcullis House. The question of what is driving demand for food banks is likely to be prominent. The … Continue reading

9 April 2014 by
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A Big Broken Society?

British society is broken, but it is an indifferent and disconnected elite that is really to blame ‘Broken Britain’ is the rallying-cry of the coalition government’s welfare reform agenda in the wake of sluggish growth since the 2008 crisis. The rhetoric of Broken Britain deploys the usual fond remembrance of by-gone years when moral norms were apparently stable and universally … Continue reading

11 March 2014 by
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America’s War on Poverty, America’s War on the Poor

David Coates

Fifty years after Lyndon Johnson’s vision, American politicians desperately need to reinvigorate the stalled campaign against poverty January 2014 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the State of the Union Address in which Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty. This anniversary is leading to much soul-searching here in the United States. Partly that soul-searching reflects the high levels of poverty … Continue reading

14 January 2014 by
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