Dr Liam Stanley
Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 1705
Room: G65, Elmfield Building
I am a Lecturer in Politics and an Associate Fellow at SPERI. 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.
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.
I currently lead two modules:
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 new politics of industrial policy, neo-liberalism in Zambia, and youth political participation.
I am currently working on three projects:
After neoliberalism? Austerity, life, and death in a post-crisis world. How did we get from the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 to the nativist backlashes that characterise contemporary politics? In addressing this question, this book project will contribute to our understanding of the post-crisis world.
Public attitudes toward ‘the underserving rich’ (with Todd Hartman). The notion of an ‘undeserving rich’ has percolated in the West since 2008. The project uses novel experimental methods to examine what people find more unfair: tax evasion by the wealthy, or welfare fraud by the poor?
Reimagining tax through speculative design (with Rebecca Bramall). This collaborative project aims to co-produce an alternative to the UK government’s ‘Annual Tax Summary’ using a methodology informed by speculative design. The results will be published in a report, and will be exhibited in October 2018 as part of the London Design Festival.
Awarding Body: ESRC/University of Sheffield
Awarding Body: British Academy/Leverhulme
Stanley, L. & Hartman, T. (2017) ‘Tax Preferences, Fiscal Transparency, and the Meaning of Welfare: An Experimental Study’, Political Studies, forthcoming.
Stanley, L. (2016) ‘Governing austerity in the UK: Anticipatory fiscal consolidation as a variety of austerity governance’, Economy and Society, 45(3-4), 303-324.
Stanley, L. & Jackson, R. (2016) ‘Everyday narratives in world politics’, Politics, special issue introduction, 36(3), 223-235.
Stanley, L. (2016), ‘Using focus groups to study everyday narratives in world politics’, Politics, 36(3), 236–249.
Stanley, L. (2015), ‘Legitimacy gaps, taxpayer conflict, and the politics of austerity in the UK’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, forthcoming.
Stanley, L. (2014), ‘‘We’re reaping what we sowed’: Everyday crisis narratives and acquiescence to the age of austerity’, New Political Economy, 19(6), 895-917.