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Video of Wolfgang Streeck’s talk – ‘Last Call: Time is Running out on Capitalism and Democracy in Europe’

We are pleased to share the opening address of the SPERI Conference which took place on 4th July in Halifax Hall in Sheffield. In this talk, Wolfgang Streeck briefly reconstructs the post-war relationships between democracy and capitalism and shows how the trajectory of ‘democratic capitalism’ has increasingly favoured a social and economic model that prioritises the imperatives of the market … Continue reading

9 September 2016 by
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New SPERI paper by Wolfgang Streeck: ‘Exploding Europe: Germany, the Refugees and the British Vote to Leave’

In a new essay for SPERI leading German political economist and sociologist Wolfgang Streeck analyses Britain’s vote to leave the EU. In his new paper ‘Exploding Europe: Germany, the Refugees and the British Vote to Leave‘ Streeck argues that Angela Merkel’s decision, exactly one year ago (September 4th), to open up Germany’s borders during Europe’s ‘refugee crisis’ of late summer … Continue reading

4 September 2016 by
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Wolfgang Streeck opens 4th SPERI Conference

World-leading academics coming together at the University of Sheffield this week to discuss issues in political economies in all settings and all parts of the world. German political economist and sociologist Wolfgang Streeck opened Sheffield’s Political Economy Research Institute’s (SPERI) fourth conference on Monday (July 4, 2016) with a keynote speech discussing capitalism and democracy in Europe arguing that capitalism … Continue reading

4 July 2016 by
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The making of the modern ‘Debt State’

What we know (and don’t know) about ownership of public debt In a previous contribution to SPERI Comment, I presented some of my research on the domestic ownership structure of the US federal debt. The findings showed that since the early 1980s, and especially since the onset of the global financial crisis, federal bonds have become heavily concentrated in the … Continue reading

10 March 2016 by
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How sustainable are the Anglo-American recoveries?

Jeremy Green

While both countries have experienced comparatively strong growth, divergence on the current account ensures that the UK’s situation looks much more perilous Staggering global payments imbalances are a defining feature of contemporary capitalism. From the 1980s, with the emergence of the ‘neoliberal’ phase of capitalism, two major categories of growth model have emerged: debt-led growth models, marked by current-account deficits, … Continue reading

2 February 2016 by
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Searching for a sustainable economic alternative in Britain

Daniel Bailey

The challenge is huge and demands coordinated political action at the European and global levels Craig Berry’s paper at the recent SPERI and IPPR roundtable event on the topic of ‘The British Growth Model: Building a Sustainable Future’ argued that a progressive economic narrative based on the contemporary concerns of the British public was required to usher out the already … Continue reading

4 November 2015 by
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Shortlist announced for the New Statesman/Speri Prize for Political Economy

The shortlist for the inaugural New Statesman/SPERI prize in political economy has been announced. The award is a collaboration between New Statesman magazine and the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute. The Prize will be awarded biennially, starting in 2014, to the scholar who has succeeded most effectively over the preceding two or three years in disseminating original and critical ideas … Continue reading

8 September 2014 by
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