Aftershocks
Titel
Aftershocks
Subtitel
Economic Crisis and Institutional Choice
Prijs
€ 54,95
ISBN
9789089641922
Uitvoering
Paperback
Aantal pagina's
288
Taal
Engels
Publicatiedatum
Afmetingen
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Serie
WRR
Inhoudsopgave
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Table of Contents - 6 Preface - 10 Acknowledgements - 12 The Institutional Legacy of the Crisisof Global Capitalism - 14 part 1 diagnosing the crisis - 54 A Tale of Two Crises - 56 A History of Profligate Lending - 68 The Problem of Social Deflation - 74 The Crisis as a Paradigm Shift - 82 part 2 exploring domestic polictyspace under low growth - 92 The Significance of Politics - 94 Troubleshooting Economic Narratives - 104 Leadership Imperatives for aPost-Crisis World - 110 Establishing a New Macro-economicPolicy Regime - 122 Varieties of Capitalism;Varieties of Reform - 134 part 3 coping with paradise lost - 144 Social Discontent inEuropean Welfare States - 146 A Crisis of Consumerism - 156 The Moral Bankruptcyof New Capitalism - 164 Transcending theEuropean Nation State - 170 part 4 embedding a new globalcontract - 176 The Crisis ofGlobal Governance - 178 Capitalism 3.0 - 186 The Global Development Agenda - 194 The Economic Crisisand Climate Change - 202 A Stress Testfor the Welfare State - 208 The G2 and the Crisis - 212 part 5 realigning europe - 220 A New European Contract - 222 Europe’s Neo-liberal Bias - 228 Beyond Lisbon - 236 The Quest for Vision - 246 Rekindling the Spirit of Cooperation - 252 EPILOGUE Towards a New Agenda - 260 Overview of the Interviews - 268 Biographies of the Interviewees - 270 Biographies of the Editors - 282

Recensies en Artikelen

These reflections by academics, experts and former political leaders prove that neither returning to the recipes of the 1980’s and 90’s nor refurbishing the pre-existing schemes of the 1950’s and 60’s will yield the solutions we need at the domestic or global level. It puts a fundamental re-imagining of the role of public authority and political sovereignty back on the agenda. Frank Vandenbroucke, former Minister of Education and Employment of Flanders and former Minister of Social Affairs and Pensions of the Federal Government of Belgium This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the economic crisis and its aftermath. The extraordinary collection of interviews with experts, policy analysts, and political leaders not only demonstrates that we need to engage in a major reevaluation of global as well as national economic policies, the role of the state in the economy, and neo-liberal doctrine, it also provides the best starting point for just such a reevaluation. Vivien A. Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Chair of the Center for International Relations, Boston University A highly instructive and quietly provocative way to try and make sense of a financial crisis whose deep origins and potentially transformative impact no one fully understands, is to read this collection of disciplined but open-ended reflections on both by some of the world's best economists and social scientists. Whatever you think about the crisis now you will rethink upon encountering their trenchant but nuanced reactions. Charles Sabel, Professor of Law and Social Science, Columbia Law School

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Aftershocks

Economic Crisis and Institutional Choice

Aftershocks. Economic Crisis and Institutional Choice is tot stand gekomen in het oog van de storm van de grootste economische crisis sinds de Grote Depressie van de vorige eeuw. Alhoewel het te vroeg is om de precieze gevolgen van de crisis te bepalen, staat wel vast dat de ‘naschokken’ diep ingrijpen op economie, politiek en samenleving. Dit boek bevat 24 essays van invloedrijke wetenschappers en vooraanstaande vertegenwoordigers van de Europese politiek en het bedrijfsleven. Allen buigen zich over de vraag hoe deze crisis heeft kunnen ontstaan en welke sociale, economische en politieke transformaties zich nu voordoen. De essays, gemaakt op basis van semi-gestructureerde interviews met de 24 experts, nemen de nationale en internationale instituties nadrukkelijk als vertrekpunt van analyse en werpen licht op de institutionele opties beschikbaar zijn voor duurzaam herstel. Daarbij wordt een ding duidelijk: de wereld van vóór de crisis komt niet meer terug. Zoals de economische crises van de 20e eeuw de wereld fundamenteel veranderde, lijkt het erop dat ook de eerste grote recessie van de 21ste een nieuw tijdperk inluidt. Aftershocks is geschreven voor iedereen met een diepgaande interesse in vraagstukken over toekomstbestendige globalisering waaronder academici, beleidsmakers en journalisten. Engels: Aftershocks. Economic Crisis and Institutional Choice was written in the midst of the deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression. Although it would be premature to presume to identify the exact repercussions of the crisis, it is clear that it will have profound aftershock effects in the political, economic, and social spheres. The book contains twenty-four essays based on semi-structured interviews with leading scholars, prominent European politicians, as well as representatives from the world of business. These thinkers reflect on the origins of the crisis as well as the possible social, economic, and political transformations it may engender. They examine the institutional dimensions of the crisis, pondering the policy space and maneuvering room left to governments in these difficult times. Just as previous economic crises ushered in new institutional regimes and economic reforms, so too is the first crisis of 21st century capitalism likely to initiate a new institutional era. One thing is clear: a return to the pre-crisis world is no longer in the cards. Aftershocks is written for anyone with a keen interest in the direction of these new developments, including academics, policymakers, and journalists.