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Against austerity : how we can fix the crisis they made

Author: Richard Seymour
Publisher: London : PlutoPress, 2014.
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A blistering, accessible and invigorating polemic against the current political consensus.
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Seymour, Richard, 1977-
Against austerity
(OCoLC)868078484
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Seymour
ISBN: 9781783710195 1783710195 9781783710201 1783710209 9781783710218 1783710217
OCLC Number: 875269436
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Contents: Intro; Half-title Page; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction: The Bad News Gospel; Five Years of Glorious Failure; Austerity, Bailouts and Neoliberalism; Example 1: The Austerity State; Facing the Catastrophe; 1. Class; No Such Thing as Society: Classes and Neoliberalism; Neoliberalism as Crisis Management I; Neoliberalism as Crisis Management II; Example 2: Austerity in the US --
Wisconsin and the Workers; 2. State; The 'Fiscal Crisis' of Modern States and the 'Crisis of Authority'; The Mystery of the Neoliberal State; The Neoliberal Power Bloc in Crisis. Example 3: The Eurozone, Greece and 'Failed States'3. Ideology; Austerity in the UK I: The Ideology of Elites; Austerity in the UK II: The Ideology of 'Public Opinion'; Example 4: Why isn't Shanene Thorpe a 'Supermum'?; Coda: Austerity Nostalgia and the Spirit of 1945; Conclusion: Strategy; Ideology; State; Class; Example 5: A Rare Success in Quebec; Index.
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