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John Holmwood explains why the higher education sector needs to use a ‘whole system’ approach when managing the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes a link to a free download of chapter seven from 'English Universities in Crisis' by Jefferson Frank, Norman Gowar and Michael Naef – ‘Adjusting to the Future’…Read more

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by Catherine Casson Mark Casson John Lee and Katie Phillips  |  4th May 2020

Katie Phillips, John S. Lee, Mark Casson and Catherine Casson, authors of 'Compassionate Capitalism', show how entrepreneurs in medieval Cambridge were practising social responsibility, offering lessons we can learn in relation to contemporary challenges.…Read more

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Rajiv Prabhakar, author of the forthcoming book 'Financial Inclusion: Critique and Alternatives', looks at the economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the implications this has for financial inclusion.…Read more

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by Marius Guderjan Hugh Mackay and Gesa Stedman  |  24th March 2020

Marius Guderjan, Hugh Mackay and Gesa Stedman look at the impact of the election, Rishi Sunak's budget and developing trade agreements and immigration policy to explore Boris Johnson's increasingly exclusive populism and explain why their account of Brexit and austerity in 'Contested Britain: Brexit, Austerity and Agency' is framed with the notion of agency.…Read more

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Helena Liu, author of Redeeming Leadership, explains why we must stand shoulder-to-shoulder with anti-racist feminist communities and join their struggles for life beyond imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist and patriarchal oppression.…Read more

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Bob Smale, author of 'Exploring Trade Union Identities', calls for the recognition of labour market niches and suggests that niche unions can be more successful in organising them. There is no ‘silver bullet’, but some of the answers to regeneration may lie in the past.…Read more

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Sue Konzelmann shows why the next government, which will be faced with the consequences of a decade’s worth of cuts, should not focus on 'where’s the money coming from?' but ask the question 'where’s our society and economy going?'.…Read more

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by Paul Williams  |  8th November 2019

Based on Middle Managers as Agents of Collaboration by Paul Williams, this briefing covers policy recommendations around the role, behaviours and management practices of middle managers working in collaborative environments – complex settings that require cross boundary governance, management, policy and practice. Download the PDF here.   Middle Managers as Agents of Collaboration, by Paul Read More

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by Roger Brown  |  28th October 2019

In this long read, Roger Brown, author of The Inequality Crisis: The Facts and What We Can Do About It, outlines causes of the Neoliberal turn and shows how it has created vastly increased and unjust social inequality. Crucially, he explains where we need to begin in order to reverse the tide. In November 1984, Read More

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by Sue Konzelmann John Weeks and Marc Fovargue-Davies  |  13th September 2019

Of the nineteen UK governments since the Second World War, only two have torn up the rule book and tried to build a better future, instead of simply recycling the tired slogans and policies of the past. The two governments that did try radical change, not always successfully, were those of Clement Attlee in 1945 Read More