Down but not out: neoliberalism and austerity in the global political economy

As a hegemonic project neoliberalism was dealt what appeared to be a fatal blow as a result of the financial crisis. Talk of a new era of global financial regulation was coupled with the growth of renewed resistance movements. Rather than take up these challenges, however, what has emerged is that states have adopted a set of principles which have embraced the politics of ‘austerity’. In doing so neoliberalism has been placed on the defensive, with austerity emerging as a form of ‘common-sense’ that is necessary during times of crisis. Click here to here the talk on the this theme, delivered at Nottingham Trent University by Dr Owen Worth, University of Limerick on Thursday 27th October, 2011.

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