Liam Stanley

Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics & International Relations, University of Sheffield

Why Sinoscepticism will remake British politics

Liam Stanley - 25 March 2024

‘Sinoscepticism’, which we can define as a political position defined by opposition to the increasing power of China and its ruling Communist Party, prompts questions: why has this position become so prominent and what effects will it have? This piece is based on newly published research by the author.

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The authoritarian turn after the crash: beyond economy and security

Liam Stanley - 16 January 2020

Neoliberalism is said to have taken an authoritarian or punitive turn since 2008. But political economy tends to underplay how the war on terror has initiated its own authoritarian turn prior to global financial crash.

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Beyond Political Economy and Security Studies: Introduction to blog series

Liam Stanley & Joanna Tidy - 13 January 2020

This blog series presents research from SPERI’s 2019 PREPPE programme. This year’s PREPPE team asks: What sorts of analyses might we be able to generate if we move beyond treating ‘economy’ and ‘security’ as separate? The blogs in this series each question how helpful this distinction is by focusing on four cases: community safety, war, neoliberalism, and populism.

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2008 is dead, long live 2008! Or, how we learned to imagine the unimaginable

Liam Stanley & Tom Hunt - 11 September 2018

What’s changed in the ten years since the global financial crisis in 2008?

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The political economy of the Weinstein scandal

Liam Stanley, Ellie Gore & Genevieve LeBaron - 13 August 2018

This blog series introduces some preliminary research from SPERI’s PREPPE programme, a project that asks: What can political economy tell us about the Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo movement? And what can the Weinstein scandal and #MeToo movement teach us about political economy?

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Reimagining tax through speculative design: or, how to critique neoliberalism

Liam Stanley -  20 April 2018

If you were given £5m to communicate *something* with all income taxpayers, what message would you want to circulate? What form would it take? How radical would you be?

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Talking the politics of welfare

Liam Stanley - 16 March 2016

More and more evidence shows that it matters considerably that British governments have lately been deploying the word ‘welfare’ in an official capacity

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The problem with Osborne’s new annual tax summaries

Liam Stanley - 09 December 2014

They foster an imagined community of ‘taxpayers’ and subvert the collective identity that should underpin tax

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