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New report on CMIs launched today


A new report establishes the potential of Community Municipal Investments to accelerate investment in local net zero strategies.

2020 Janina Bauman Prize Winner Announced


We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2020 Janina Bauman Prize to be André Dallas, for his thesis “Development as I-nity: Rastafari Philosophy as a Decolonial Alternative to Orthodox Development Paradigms in Jamaica”

BSA Theory Study Group Webinar: The Life and Work of Zygmunt Bauman


Bauman’s biographer Izabela Wagner and deputy director of Bauman Institute Jack Palmer will be featured in a special webinar co-sponsored by the BSA Theory Study Group and the Bauman Institute online on 2 December 12-1pm. Further information and registration for this event here:

New Bauman Institute Director appointed


As the Bauman Institute celebrates its tenth anniversary, Prof Adrian Favell has become the new Director of the Bauman Institute. Founding Director Mark Davis will continue to play a key role in the direction of the Institute. Adrian is well known as a political theorist of citizenship and multiculturalism, and is working on a new book for Polity Press in migration theory.

ESRC-WRDTP Project Begins!


Our ESRC-WRDTP Collaborative Award project entitled "Evaluating the Social Value of Innovative Finance - A Case Study of Community Municipal Bonds" starts this month.

Warrington announces Community Municipal Investment


Further impact from Mark Davis's Financing for Society project as a second UK council confirms it will offer a Community Municipal Investment option to local residents to help fund a £10M solar farm.

Municipal Finance for a Green New Deal


The Another Europe podcast interviewed Mark Davis and Bruce Davis about their work to democratise our economy through the public launch of Community Municipal Investments (CMIs) that were created through research at Leeds.