British capitalism in interesting times

Room: 
Conf Room 4
Time Slot: 
Wednesday 12th April 09:00 - 10:30
Panel Chair: 
  • Dr Sebastian Dellepiane (University of Strathclyde)
Panel Members: 
  • Dr Scott Lavery (University of Sheffield)
  • Dr Liam Stanley (University of Sheffield)
  • Dr James Silverwood (Coventry University)
  • Mr Sean McDaniel (University of Warwick)
  • Dr Todd Hartman (University of Sheffield)
  • Dr Jeremy Green (University of Cambridge)

British and Comparative Political Economy Specialist Group

PSA Panel Proposal Glasgow April 2017

The recent vote for Brexit confirmed that British capitalism is still undergoing a profound adjustment in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis of 2007/8. The post-crisis period in Britain and abroad has witnessed the emergence of a number of important new dynamics in spheres ranging from monetary policy to labour markets. Alongside structural transformations, the climate of ideas has begun to shift, with reigning political and economic orthodoxies increasingly called into question. But these transformations are balanced by familiar continuities. This panel seeks to identify important thematic trends, as well as points of continuity and discontinuity, within the post-crisis phase of British capitalism. Setting British capitalism in a wider comparative and international context, the panel will engage with a number of questions. Is there still a ‘British’ model of capitalism in the post-crisis period? How and why might Britain’s post-crisis trajectory have deviated from European and global trends? Do the insights of Comparative Political Economy literature apply in the post-crisis conjuncture?