Wednesday 24 February 2021, 12.00PM to 1:30 PM
Speaker(s): Dr Emma Long Dr John Evemy
Army partners’ experiences of deployment and military-organised welfare-provision
Dr Emma Long (Department of Politics, University of York)
Emma Long’s research focuses on UK-based female partners’ experiences of deployment and their negotiation of military organised-support. This presentation will briefly outline two key arguments arising from this work. Firstly, by taking seriously partners’ lived experiences of deployment, it interrogates dominant models which inform current welfare provision. Secondly, it considers how militarism is embedded within welfare policies and provision, which negatively affects partners’ likelihood of support-seeking.
Dr Emma Long is currently working on her ESRC –funded Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of York’s Department of Politics (2020-2021). She previously completed her PhD at Lancaster University’s Sociology Department (2015-2019). She is interested in military families, welfare provision, liminality, militarism and stigma.
The UK Productivity Puzzle: A Monetary Policy Failure?
Dr John Evemy (Department of Politics, University of York)
Stagnating productivity is frequently identified by policy-making institutions such as HM Treasury and the Bank of England as the UK’s core economic problem. The majority of work on this front however has tended to identify it as part of a secular decline of the UK economy with relatively little focus given to the role of government policy in facilitating or averting it. This study looks at the role of monetary policy as the main economic driver of the post-crisis period and its impact on eight FTSE250 firm investment strategies to identify how the policy response to the Global Financial Crisis may be partially to blame for the UK's current economic malaise.
John’s research interests are in the broad fields of British politics and political economy. He is currently employed as a research fellow as part of the ESRC EU Rights and Brexit Hub led by Professor Charlotte O'Brien (York Law School) and Professor Simon Parker (Politics). His focus is on mapping the development of legislation and regulations that affect the rights of EEA nationals as part of the United Kingdom’s ongoing exit from the European Union.
Alongside this John is also part of a smaller project funded by the ESRC Productivity Insights Network investigating the impact of extraordinary monetary policy on UK firm’s investment strategies. Within the department, John co-chairs the Politics Teaching Circle and is co-convenor of the Political Economy Cluster.
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Admission: Free, All welcome