Newsletter Online July 2011

Issue no. 154

This provides links to selected items from issue no.154, July 2011. It is part of a continuing project to make available selected material from issues before no.156, January 2012.

Features

RES Annual Conference Report
The Society’s Annual Conference this year was held for the first time at Royal Holloway University of London, 18-20 April. This report comes from Aditya Chakrabortty of The Guardian.

Debating Austerity Measures
In last year’s July issue of the Newsletter (no. 150) we published a critical view of the UK government’s current austerity measures, based to a large degree on an article by Victoria Chick and Ann Pettifor. Given its provocative nature we were somewhat surprised at the lack of reaction until Philip Booth and Len Shackleton took issue with Chick and Pettifor in this year’s April issue. This is the reply from Chick and Pettifor.

Correspondence

Letter from Germany - what's in a footnote
In his latest Letter from Germany, Ray Rees looks at plagiarism in high places.

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