James Pattison

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James Pattison is a PhD student in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham, UK.

Deindustrialisation, Deregulation, and Division: The Case of Shirebrook and Sports Direct

by on November 29, 2016

Deindustrialisation has ravaged areas of the English North and Midlands, areas that are also some of the hardest hit by successive governments’ programs of austerity since 2008. A recent study claimed that the hollowing out of industry in these areas and its replacement with low paid, insecure work enabled by a severely deregulated labour market has meant that many people have been redirected out of the labour market and onto incapacity benefits.

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