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Digital economy

Wales in the Digital Economy: Emerging Evidence on the Importance of Place

Posted on 14 February 2019 by Professor Calvin Jones

In our latest post, Professor Calvin Jones outlines some of the findings from the Digital Maturity Survey 2018. Most of us now know that technological progress will bring significant changes in the ways economies are organized, and that these changes will create ‘winners and losers’ across different occupations, industries and individual firms. However, whilst analysis
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Policy

Labour and Wales

Posted on 5 February 2019 by Jonathan Rees

Professors Leighton Andrews and Calvin Jones discuss the new Welsh First Minister’s campaigning platform of ‘21st Century Socialism’ and its potential to change Wales and the Welsh economy. Taking in the foundational economy, procurement, transport, environmental issues, housing, construction, devolution and, of course, Brexit, their discussion addresses some of the major issues of Wales’ political
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Governance

Why sport matters

Posted on 31 January 2019 by Laura Mcallister

In our latest post, Professor Laura McAllister explains why sport matters in the context of governance and what lessons can be learned from the challenges the sector presents across the areas of leadership, diversity and education. First of all, let me say sport is important because it isn’t important. Watching your team (in my case
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Employment relations

Trade unionism and the concrete universal

Posted on 31 January 2019 by Jonathan Preminger

In our latest blog, Dr Jonathan Preminger outlines how we might (re-) discover the radical potential of trade unionism in response to a post capitalist future. Visions of post-work societies gaining increasing popularity on the liberal left embrace an appealing universalism in which everyone’s basic needs are covered. They argue that as robots take over
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