IEF Seminar: Neoliberalism and education policy in Japan

Precarity as Freedom? Youth, Neoliberalism and the Dissolution of ‘Japan, Inc.’Precarity as Freedom? Youth, Neoliberalism and the Dissolution of ‘Japan, Inc.’Details of our next seminar are appended below. All welcome! The implications of a 21st century example to neoliberal education … Continue reading

Popular Democracy – Response by Adrian Bua

In this post Adrian Bua continues CURA’s third book debate by replying to Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Ernesto Ganuza’s first post outlining the argument in their recent book “Popular Democracy: the Paradox of Participation”. Popular Democracy deals with an important question for … Continue reading

Patterns of Neoliberalisation and Resistance

Professor Jonathan Davies introduces a new paper “Austerity Urbanism: Patterns of Neoliberalisation and Resistance in Six Cities of Spain and the UK”. The paper is co-authored with Ismael Blanco and published in Environment and Planning A. The article is fully … Continue reading

Popular Democracy by Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Ernesto Ganuza

In this post Ernesto Ganuza and Gianpaolo Baiocchi begin our third instalment of CURA’s Book Debates series by outlining the main argument in their recently co-authored book “Popular Democracy: the Paradox of Participation” – where they trace the development of … Continue reading

Urban Futures Podcast – the Grounded City with Karel Williams

We are delighted to launch CURA’s “Urban Futures” podcast series with this edition on the “Grounded City” with Karel Williams, Professor of Accounting and Political Economy at the University of Manchester. If you use iTunes click here to listen and download the … Continue reading

Symposium: Impacts of neoliberal policy on the lived experiences of Primary school communities

Wednesday June 28th 2017 Convenors: Dr Mark Pulsford and Professor Richard Hall. Neoliberal policy in Primary schooling symposium_abstract pack for attendees. Background A recent open-invitation to apply for a PhD Scholarship exploring the impact of neoliberal policy on the lived … Continue reading

Why network governance won’t stop climate change

In today’s post Professor Jonathan Davies draws on Gramscian theory to argue that network governance ideology fails to engage with real power structures, and that state-society partnerships cannot stop climate change. This post was originally published on the Innovations in … Continue reading