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    Book Review: Everyday Economics: A User’s Guide to the Modern Economy

Book Review: Everyday Economics: A User’s Guide to the Modern Economy

For many of us, economics appears too abstract and rooted in assumptions that make individuals seem unfamiliar as human subjects. In Everyday Economics: A User’s Guide to the Modern Economy, Steve Coulter seeks to tackle these perceptions by offering an accessible take on economics that shows how it has relevance to different aspects of our everyday lives, from health to shopping and housing. […]

January 20th, 2019|Book Reviews, Featured|0 Comments|
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    What are the Irish government’s Brexit priorities? A united Ireland is not one of them

What are the Irish government’s Brexit priorities? A united Ireland is not one of them

What is the Irish government’s Brexit wish-list? The suggestion that Irish unity, as opposed to safeguarding political and economic stability, is the foremost concern of the Irish government is to misunderstand and misrepresent the motivations of this key Brexit stakeholder, writes Mary C. Murphy.

Following the UK vote in favour of Leave, the Irish government moved swiftly to identify its priorities […]

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    The Leaving of Liverpool: managed decline and the enduring legacy of Thatcherism’s urban policy

The Leaving of Liverpool: managed decline and the enduring legacy of Thatcherism’s urban policy

Simon Parker looks at the government’s response to civil disorder in Liverpool in the 1980s and specifically at the policy of “managed decline”. This, he explains, involved the abandonment of a damaged part of the city in order to preserve the healthy remainder. Such strategies still influence policy circles, and therefore remain a threat.
Alone, every night … I would […]

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    Universal Credit and the perspectives of ex-Jobcentre Plus staff

Universal Credit and the perspectives of ex-Jobcentre Plus staff

Universal Credit has attracted considerable criticism from experts and politicians. Yet could it be that it has also caused civil servants associated with the policy to leave their jobs? Kayleigh Garthwaite, Jo Ingold, and Mark Monaghan present findings from preliminary research with former personnel from Jobcentre Plus.

Throughout 2018, Universal Credit (UC) has been a prominent feature of political discussion, […]

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    Labour’s political calculations: explaining the party’s muddled policy on Brexit

Labour’s political calculations: explaining the party’s muddled policy on Brexit

Why is Jeremy Corbyn ignoring calls for a second referendum, despite these being backed by a substantial part of his party’s membership, as well as by non-members? Eric Shaw explains the factors affecting Labour’s inability to agree on a clear and feasible Brexit policy, and warns that inevitably divisive decisions will have to be taken.

The Labour Party’s stance on […]

  • Permalink This medal was issued by the French ministry of finance to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. It depicts an allegorical figure of Currency minting coins while the reverse shows the grounds of the Exposition Universelle of 1889 in Paris. The Eiffel Tower was built for the fair and served as the entrance arch to the grounds. The building on the far left is the Galerie des machines, the longest interior space in the world at the time. It was destroyed in 1910.Gallery

    Book Review: The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century

Book Review: The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century

In The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century, Helena Rosenblatt gives an account of how the meanings of ‘liberalism’ have evolved through a world history of its uses from ancient Rome to the present day and also recovers some of its connotations that have been lost, discarded or eroded. This book challenges some of the […]

January 13th, 2019|Book Reviews, Featured|0 Comments|
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    Care leavers in higher education: how many are there and why does it matter?

Care leavers in higher education: how many are there and why does it matter?

Do care leavers enter higher education with the same propensity as other young people? Neil Harrison explains why the data we currently use to answer this question are flawed, and how they can skew policymaking in this area.

The snippet that just 6% of care leavers go on to higher education has become cemented in the media and policy discourse. […]

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    Everyday authoritarianism: an anthropology of citizenship and welfare in austerity Britain

Everyday authoritarianism: an anthropology of citizenship and welfare in austerity Britain

Drawing on long-term ethnographic fieldwork, Insa Koch explains how British citizens experience democracy and what grassroots understandings of politics and care they bring to their encounters with the state.

Liberal democracy appears in crisis. From law and order policies to austerity measures to the Brexit vote, commentators have rushed to explain the current conjuncture. But while many have argued over […]