Dr Liam Stanley

Department of Politics and International Relations

Lecturer

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l.m.stanley@sheffield.ac.uk

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Dr Liam Stanley
Department of Politics and International Relations
Elmfield Building
Northumberland Road
Sheffield
S10 2TU
Profile

I am a Lecturer in Politics. My research is centred on developing innovative methods and approaches to make sense of how the world has changed since the 2008 global financial crisis.

From 2019-2021 I was Deputy Director at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI).

I have held visiting fellowships at the University of Amsterdam, European University Institute, and Copenhagen Business School; and my research has been funded by the ESRC, the Leverhulme Trust, and the British Academy.

Qualifications
  • BA hons (Birmingham)
  • MSc (Sussex)
  • PhD (Birmingham)
Research interests

I am currently working on two projects:

  1. Britain after the crash. How did we get from the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 to the backlashes that characterise contemporary politics? The majority of my work explores this question in one way or another, including my 2022 book Britain Alone.
     
  2. The social meaning of wealth taxes in the asset economy. In a world where wealth (and property ownership especially) is as or more important than wages in driving inequality and in differentiating middle-class life chances, how will these voters interpret the prospect of new or increased wealth taxes? In collaboration with SPERI and Tax Justice UK, this project looks at public attitudes to wealth taxes in the UK.
Publications

Books

  • Stanley L (2022) Britain Alone: How a Decade of Conflict Remade the Nation. Manchester: Manchester University Press. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Reports

  • Stanley L & Rebecca B (2018) Communicating Tax RIS download Bibtex download
  • Stanley L & Hartman TK (2016) Welfare recipients, public opinion and ‘deservingness’ RIS download Bibtex download
  • Stanley L & Hartman TK (2015) Annual Tax Summaries RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

I am interested in supervising enthusiastic and dedicated students on any topic within my areas of interest. I am currently supervising doctoral students on topics that include the everyday political economy of globalisation, the politics of industrial policy, neo-liberalism in the Global South, and worker-led governance.

Grants

Key projects/grants

Awarding Body: ESRC/University of Sheffield
People Involved: Principal Investigator, with Tax Justice UK
Title of Research: Reframing tax
Years funded for: 2020-21
£ Amount: £22,000

Awarding Body: ESRC/University of Sheffield
People Involved: Principal Investigator, with Rebecca Bramall (LCC)
Title of Research: Reimagining tax through speculative design     
Years funded for: 2017-18           
£ Amount:
£8,000

Teaching activities

Liam currently leads two modules:

POL120 Analysing Politics

POL6607 Approaches to Political Economy

In 2019, I was awarded the University of Sheffield Senate Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.