By Professor John Bryson Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham The British media should acknowledge that they play a key role in shaping the UK’s response to Covid-19 and this shaping often produces perverse outcomes, but with no accountability. The Covid-19 pandemic is still very much with us. I have written many … Continue reading “Covid-19, Institutional Failure and the British Media”
Peaky Blinders: a gritty brand for Birmingham?
By Jemma Saunders, Department of Film and Creative Writing, and Professor Finola Kerrigan, Department of Marketing University of Birmingham “As the fifth series commences, it seems Birmingham can only continue to capitalise on the uniquely Peaky brand that mythologises an era of the city’s history.” In 2013, Tommy Shelby and the Peaky Blinders burst onto … Continue reading “Peaky Blinders: a gritty brand for Birmingham?”
Towards a responsible budget rather than politics without vision or ambition?
By Professor John Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Economic Geography Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham The danger is that our politicians are suffering from Brexit myopia and this includes the inability to develop a longer-term vision for the UK. The only current vision revolves around an agenda set by others In a speech … Continue reading “Towards a responsible budget rather than politics without vision or ambition?”
The fear of crime: is Britain entering a lawless era?
By Professor Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay, Professor of Economics Department of Economics, University of Birmingham giving the impression that we live in a dangerous country, filled with criminals who are fearlessly terrorising people with the police helpless to control them. In most Western countries, including the UK, crime rates have fallen over the recent years. Surprisingly, crime rates … Continue reading “The fear of crime: is Britain entering a lawless era?”