James Silverwood, Senior Lecturer in Business at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU), presented research on the history of British capitalism at the annual conference of the British International Studies Association (BISA) held in Newcastle.

The BISA conference brings together a worldwide community of specialist to discuss, promote and develop International studies, and included more than 250 panels and roundtables around this year’s theme of ‘can the world survive?’

In collaboration with Craig Berry (University College London), their research argues that recent scholarship on state capitalism (a term often ascribed to emerging markets and transition economies to explain capitalism with a strong role for the state) provides new insights into the historical development of British capitalism. In their presentation in Newcastle, they posited that Britain should be considered an original exemplar of state capitalism in the world economic system.

To find out more about their research, visit or read the full researched paper published the Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space journal online at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0308518X221102960

29th June 2022