Partisan geographic sorting in the UK: do political views influence to where we choose to move?Georgios Efthyvoulou, Vincenzo Bove & Harry Pickard - 11 September 2023
New research shows that, when we move within the UK, we tend to move to areas that share our political values and ideals.
Social media as a site of social conflictWinnie Lam & Remi Edwards - 15 August 2023
Online spaces are designed for fast content consumption, rather than meaningful political debate, which can fuel social conflict. This blog is the second in the series The Political Economy of Conflict by members of SPERI's Doctoral Researcher Network.
In a post-Brexit world, we need health policy reform that respects the NHSMatt Wood, Ivanka Antova, Mark Flear & Tamara Hervey - 19 July 2023
New research shows preferences for increased NHS investment in so-called left behind communities in a post-Brexit context - despite Brexit, not because of it.
The dynamics of conflict and distance in financialised affordable housingMichael Marshall - 16 May 2023
Speculation in affordable housing by an opaque investment community has produced new housing conflicts, but also new tactics among activists. This blog is the first in an upcoming series The Political Economy of Conflict by members of SPERI's Doctoral Researcher Network.
Worker resistance and the gig economy: lessons from the Sheffield courier strikeGuy Cowman-Sharpe & Christopher Leach - 29 March 2023
For eight months, platform workers in Sheffield organised the longest strike in the history of the gig economy. History and Politics student Christopher Leach spoke to striking platform workers as part of a Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) project.