UK Government

Legal status, work Permits, and the consumption response of immigrant households

Posted on 21 July 2020 by Ezgi Kaya

In our latest post, Dr Ezgi Kaya and Dr Effrosyni Adamopoulou focus on the 2007 European Union (EU) enlargement to show how legal status for undocumented immigrants as well as simplifying the bureaucratic procedure and extending the duration of work permits for documented immigrants have implications for domestic demand. The COVID-19 pandemic is reviving the immigration debate as more
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The Second World War and COVID-19: building narratives

Posted on 4 June 2020 by Leon Gooberman

In our latest post, Dr Leon Gooberman relates the narratives surrounding the unfolding COVID-19 crisis and the end of the Second World War in Europe. The COVID-19 crisis coincided recently with the seventy-fifth anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe. Coincidence prompted comparisons between the trajectories of mobilisation within both periods.
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YouTube’s child viewers may struggle to recognise adverts in videos from ‘virtual play dates’

Posted on 29 March 2019 by Rebecca Mardon

In our latest post, Dr Rebecca Mardon discusses the ethical dilemmas and regultory implications surrounding YouTube’s child audiences. YouTube’s highest earning star in 2018 was a seven-year-old boy named Ryan. That’s right – a child out-earned the likes of the infamous Logan Paul, video game vlogger PewDiePie, and even make-up mogul Jeffree Star. Between June 2017 and
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Is Theresa May’s £1.6 billion fund for English towns enough to rebalance Britain’s skewed economy?

Posted on 27 March 2019 by Professor Calvin Jones

In our latest post, Professor Calvin Jones considers the merits of the UK government’s proposed Stronger Towns Fund and its implications for some of the UK’s most deprived areas. English towns with struggling economies will receive £1.6 billion of funding over six years. The UK government announced the creation of the “stronger towns fund” –
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Why sport matters

Posted on 31 January 2019 by Professor 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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Urban innovation in Canada: a few lessons

Posted on 18 September 2018 by Rick Delbridge

Professors Rick Delbridge and Kevin Morgan visited Toronto and Ottawa to explore and begin to map the changing role of universities and cities in urban innovation networks. “Current developments in urban innovation present us with opportunities but may require new ways of thinking and acting.” The Canadian capital and Toronto are instructive examples because both
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