Economics and Society

by Hendrik Wagenaar and Barbara Prainsack  |  11th October 2021

Hendrik Wagenaar and Barbara Prainsack profile their new book ‘The Pandemic Within’. COVID-19 has exposed fault lines in our economic, social and political order. Here are tools to imagine solutions to the crisis. …Read more

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by Peter Scott  |  8th October 2021

Peter Scott, author of 'Retreat or Resolution?', expresses doubts about how successfully the government will resolve the higher education funding crisis in its upcoming spending review. Cooling demand for higher ed is not the solution. …Read more

by Stephen McBride Bryan Evans and Dieter Plehwe  |  30th September 2021

Stephen McBride, Bryan Evans and Dieter Plehwe, the authors of 'The Changing Politics and Policy of Austerity', consider which direction we follow after the pandemic. A more equal economy and society or a return to normal? …Read more

by Mark Davis and Bruce Davis  |  7th September 2021

Mark Davis and Bruce Davis make the argument for crowdfunding as a way of putting people back in control of their money and the impact it has on the world, away from unelected financial experts. …Read more

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Jo Wilding outlines the plight of Afghan asylum applications in the UK and the severe inadequacy of the asylum system as a whole.…Read more

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Lee Marsden presents findings from his study examining the way social class has been portrayed in the UK media during the age of austerity.…Read more

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by Francesco Laruffa  |  4th August 2021

Francesco Laruffa talks about his research article "Promoting social goals through economisation? Social investment and the counterintuitive case of homelessness" which is currently available free to download from Policy & Politics.…Read more

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by Toni Prug Paško Bilić and Mislav Žitko  |  15th July 2021

Toni Prug, Paško Bilić and Mislav Žitko explain why it doesn’t make sense to challenge tech companies’ monopoly in the name of perfect competition.…Read more

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by Matthew Niblett and Kris Beuret  |  30th June 2021

Based on 'Why Travel: Understanding our Need to Move and How it Shapes our Lives', by Matthew Niblett and Kris Beuret, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around the need to update travel demand analysis and appraisal.…Read more

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by Phil Allmendinger  |  16th June 2021

Phil Allmendinger reflects on the digital revolution’s effect on cities, warning us to look up from our smartphones and reengage with the ‘forgotten city’ – the parts that digital doesn’t touch.…Read more