The politics of austerity: global and local

This event will be in Newcastle University

Newcastle was the epicentre of the 2008 financial crisis (with the collapse of Northern Rock), and has suffered disproportionately from the austerity programme that followed, experiencing £327 million in cuts to the Newcastle Council budget alone. Thus, it is a fitting location a decade on to reflect upon what makes austerity possible and what austerity makes possible in its wake, including community led resistance and regeneration. Our esteemed panel will discuss dynamics traversing markets, finance, austerity, inequalities, and world politics.

This event is free and open to the general public. All are welcome.

If you have already registered for the in-person BISA 2022 conference there is no need to register for this event separately.


  • Amanda Bailey (North East Child Poverty Commission)
  • Matt Davies (Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy, Newcastle University)
  • Stuart Macintosh (Executive Director of the Group of Thirty)
  • Jane Robinson (Pro-Vice Chancellor, Engagement and Place, Newcastle University)
  • Tracy Shildrick (Professor of Inequalities, Newcastle University)

Share this page