Despite recent political rhetorical claims that Austerity in the UK is coming to an end its legacy and impact have and is currently casting a long shadow. The research is designed to examine austerity as a form of governance, where development policies are strongly influenced by the extreme economic operational patterns prosecuted by current neoliberal agendas. Because a city is the unit that reflects how a nation’s wealth is made, the research seeks to examine the dimensions of austerity urbanism within the context of UK cities, in an attempt to locate it in the changing terrain of neoliberalism. Austerity urbanism has become a key consideration for studying on-going state restructuring, uneven development and uneven socio-spatial relations. To-date most austerity studies (see Jamie Peck’s study in the US) have been limited to theoretical debates within insufficient empirical research at the local level in order to establish and elucidate austerity impacts on lived experiences.
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Scholarships will cover tuition fees and provide an annual stipend of approximately £15,009 for the 36 month duration of the project and is available to applicants from the UK, EU and overseas.