Austerity Measures

Austerity Measures

In Austerity Measures, the very best of the writing to emerge from that creative ferment - much of it never before translated into English - is gathered for the first time.

Author: Karen Van Dyck

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241250631

Category: Poetry

Page: 496

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'I remember caresses, kisses, touching each other's hair. We had no sense that anything else existed' - Elena Penga, 'Heads' 'Nothing, not even the drowning of a child Stops the perpetual motion of the world' - Stamatis Polenakis, 'Elegy' Since the crisis hit in 2008, Greece has played host to a cultural renaissance unlike anything seen in the country for over thirty years. Poems of startling depth and originality are being written by native Greeks, émigrés and migrants alike. They grapple with the personal and the political; with the small revelations of gardening and the viciousness of streetfights; with bodies, love, myth, migration and economic crisis. In Austerity Measures, the very best of the writing to emerge from that creative ferment - much of it never before translated into English - is gathered for the first time. The result is a map to the complex territory of a still-evolving scene - and a unique window onto the lived experience of Greek society now.
Categories: Poetry

Austerity Measures

Austerity Measures

A remarkable collection of poetic voices from contemporary Greece, Austerity Measures is a one-of-a-kind window into the creative energy that has arisen from the country's decade of crisis and a glimpse into what it is like to be Greek ...

Author: Karen Van Dyck

Publisher: Nyrb Poets

ISBN: 9781681371146

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 464

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A remarkable collection of poetic voices from contemporary Greece, Austerity Measures is a one-of-a-kind window into the creative energy that has arisen from the country's decade of crisis and a glimpse into what it is like to be Greek today. The 2008 debt crisis shook Greece to the core and went on to shake the world. More recently, Greece has become one of the main channels into Europe for refugees from poverty and war. Greece stands at the center of today's most intractable conflicts, and this situation has led to a truly extraordinary efflorescence of innovative and powerfully moving Greek poetry. Karen Van Dyck's wide-ranging bilingual anthology--which covers the whole contemporary Greek poetry scene, from literary poets to poets of the spoken word to poets online, and more--offers an unequaled sampling of some of the richest and most exciting poetry of our time.
Categories: Literary Collections

Austerity

Austerity

A revealing look at austerity measures that succeed—and those that don't Fiscal austerity is hugely controversial.

Author: Alberto Alesina

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691208633

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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A revealing look at austerity measures that succeed—and those that don't Fiscal austerity is hugely controversial. Opponents argue that it can trigger downward growth spirals and become self-defeating. Supporters argue that budget deficits have to be tackled aggressively at all times and at all costs. Bringing needed clarity to one of today's most challenging economic issues, three leading policy experts cut through the political noise to demonstrate that there is not one type of austerity but many. Austerity assesses the relative effectiveness of tax increases and spending cuts at reducing debt, shows that austerity is not necessarily the kiss of death for political careers as is often believed, and charts a sensible approach based on data analysis rather than ideology.
Categories: Business & Economics

The European Convention on Human Rights

The European Convention on Human Rights

The book focuses on the relevant recent case-law of the Strasbourg Court in order to provide an answer to these questions.

Author: Andreea Maria Roşu

Publisher: Key Editore

ISBN: 9788869594052

Category:

Page: 92

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“Protecting human rights has a high cost, but it is not a luxury” (Sir N. Bratza, former President of the European Court of Human Rights). The present book aims at exploring if this statement of principle corresponds to the real approach of the European Court of Human Rights when examining complaints submitted by citizens affected by the austerity measures. Does the European Convention on Human Rights provide for a minimum standard of protection of economic and social rights? Which is the impact of the economic crisisupon the national margin of appreciation of states in the protection of economic and social rights? Is this national margin of appreciation radically influenced by the recent European Union’s policies? Does the Strasbourg Court have a more strict approach, towards a higher protection of the applicant, when the “hard-core” civil and political human rights are affected by the austerity measures? The book focuses on the relevant recent case-law of the Strasbourg Court in order to provide an answer to these questions.
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The eternal Character of Austerity Measures in European Crisis Policies

The  eternal Character  of Austerity Measures in European Crisis Policies

This is reflected in several recommendations, which limit the scope of political decision-making in order to "calm financial markets".

Author: Stephan Pühringer

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1197908273

Category:

Page:

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The European Fiscal Compact (FC) entered into force by 1 January, 2013 in 25 EU Member States. With the ratification the signatory countries commit significant parts of their budget to the European Commission and the European Court of Justice, which indicates a shift of power from legislative to executive authorities and the judiciary. In the aftermath of the economic crisis there can be observed a strong tendency to interpret the financial and economic crisis mainly as a sovereign debt crisis without any connection to the preceding crisis. This is reflected in several recommendations, which limit the scope of political decision-making in order to "calm financial markets". Applying an analysis of the public discourse about FC in three leading Austrian newspapers from December 2011 (the initial debate at an EU Summit) to July 2012 (the ratification in the Austrian parliament), the dominant rationale as well as legitimization and argumentation patterns will be examined. The methodology adopted in the article is based on a combination of critical discourse analysis and conceptual metaphor theory in order to illustrate the effectiveness of marketradical thinking of specific economic elites in public discourse. It can be shown that the public discourse about economic policies yet in a time of a potential "crisis of economics" is still dominated by economic ideas or "economic imaginaries" (implicitly) preferring austerity measures to active fiscal policies.
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The impact of the UK coalition government s austerity measures on public service providers and their users

The impact of the UK coalition government   s austerity measures on public service providers and their users

Essay from the year 2015 in the subject Business economics - Offline Marketing and Online Marketing, grade: A, New York University, Graduate School of Business Administration (Business), course: Corporate Communication, language: English, ...

Author: Marvin Namanda

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668207608

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 9

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Essay from the year 2015 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: A, New York University, Graduate School of Business Administration (Business), course: Corporate Communication, language: English, abstract: The paper seeks to address the impact of the coalition government’s austerity measures on the service providers and their users in the United Kingdom. Exclusively, the paper explores the impacts of the program on the disabled individuals, the old people and the single parents.
Categories: Business & Economics

Austerity Measures The Effect of Government Spending Shocks in the Context of the Sovereign Debt Crisis

Austerity Measures   The Effect of Government Spending Shocks in the Context of the Sovereign Debt Crisis

These are relevant for countries affected by the crisis.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:927497665

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Page:

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This paper discusses the effect of government spending shocks on economic performance in the European debt crisis with a particular focus on spending based consolidation. It examines the question whether the following economic environment conditions alter the fiscal transmission mechanism of government spending shocks: fixed exchange rate, fiscal strain, financial crisis and the zero lower bound of nominal interest. These are relevant for countries affected by the crisis. While there is extensive research on government spending shocks and also on differences in their effects across economic environments, there is no specific application of this kind of research to the cumulative conditions as found in the European sovereign debt crisis. Therefore, the effects of spending shocks are estimated in a baseline scenario of an unconstrained open economy and subsequently compared with an extended model controlling for the relevant environment variables. The empirical cross-country analysis of 30 OECD countries over the last three decades aims to estimate the effects in a two-stage regression model, which first identifies a series of fiscal shocks and subsequently estimates the pooled effect of those shocks on key macroeconomic variables. It is found that positive government spending shocks exert a negative but not significant effect on economic performance and the demand channel, both in the baseline model and when applying constraints relevant to the sovereign debt crisis.
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Local Public Services in Times of Austerity across Mediterranean Europe

Local Public Services in Times of Austerity across Mediterranean Europe

This book provides a comparative analysis of the processes and impacts of austerity measures introduced in the field of Local Public Services (LPS) across Mediterranean Europe.

Author: Andrea Lippi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319762258

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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This book provides a comparative analysis of the processes and impacts of austerity measures introduced in the field of Local Public Services (LPS) across Mediterranean Europe. The book describes and compares the trajectories of austerity, and the types of effects. It investigates how many (and what kind of) different responses were given to similar inputs and under the influence of what factors in order to understand if there are regularities in the way that the Mediterranean countries adopted and implemented the austerity measures and how these latter impacted on local government and LPS management and delivery. The book is a product of a sub network from the COST Action LocRef IS1207 and analyses seven countries (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Cyprus and Albania).
Categories: Political Science

The Impact of Austerity Measures on People and Local Government

The Impact of Austerity Measures on People and Local Government

This book seeks to analyze how cutbacks pose severe challenges to local authorities in the United Kingdom, even threatening their ability to provide adequate delivery of benefits and public services to their constituents.

Author: Sebwa Domingos

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781496994783

Category: Political Science

Page: 108

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There is a broad consensus that the impact of austerity measures on people in the United Kingdom will vary from place to place. However, what is less clear is that some people in some local authorities will be hit hardest. The pace in which cuts have been wielded by the coalition government has allowed local authorities little scope to maneuver and devise a good strategy for dealing with the huge loss of revenue in their local budgets. This book seeks to analyze how cutbacks pose severe challenges to local authorities in the United Kingdom, even threatening their ability to provide adequate delivery of benefits and public services to their constituents.
Categories: Political Science

Austerity Measures I

Austerity Measures I

Musical score for ten-string guitar. Duration: c.8-11 minutes. First performed by Stefan Ostersjo, ORCiM Research Festival, Orpheus Institute, Ghent, 2 October 2014.

Author: David Gorton

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326255991

Category:

Page: 7

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Musical score for ten-string guitar. Duration: c.8-11 minutes. First performed by Stefan Ostersjo, ORCiM Research Festival, Orpheus Institute, Ghent, 2 October 2014.
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The Contradictions of Austerity

The Contradictions of Austerity

Yet, the reality of the Baltic "austerity fix" has been neither fully accepted by its peoples, nor is it fully a success. This book explains why and what are the real social and economic costs of the Baltic austerity model.

Author: Jeffrey Sommers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317800156

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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The great financial crisis of 2008 and the ensuing global economic and financial turmoil have launched a search for "models" for recovery. The advocates of austerity present the Baltic States as countries that through discipline and sacrifice showed the way out of crisis. They have proposed the "Baltic model" of radical public sector cuts, wage reductions, labor market reforms and reductions in living standards for other troubled Eurozone countries to emulate. Yet, the reality of the Baltic "austerity fix" has been neither fully accepted by its peoples, nor is it fully a success. This book explains why and what are the real social and economic costs of the Baltic austerity model. We examine each of the Baltic States by connecting national level studies within a European and global political economy, thereby delivering comparative breadth that supersedes localized understandings of the crisis. Thus for each of the three Baltic states, individual chapters explore the different economic and social dimensions of neo-liberal post-communism and the subsequent wider global economic and financial crisis in which these newly financialized economies have found themselves especially vulnerable. The "austerity model" adopted by Baltic national governments in response to the crisis reveals the profound vulnerabilities created by their unwavering commitment to liberalized economies, not least in terms of the significant "exit" of their labor forces and consequent population loss. This book looks beyond basic financial metrics claiming a success story for the Baltic austerity model to reveal the damaging economic and social consequences, first of neo-liberal policies adopted during transition, and latterly of austerity measures based on "internal devaluation." Combined these policies undermine the possibility of longer-term recovery and even social and economic sustainability, not to mention prospects for successful integration in the now-faltering European project that has departed from its "Social Model" roots.
Categories: Business & Economics

Austerity Measures

Austerity Measures

Author: Stacy Szymaszek

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:828014406

Category: American poetry

Page: 25

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Categories: American poetry

Government Austerity and Socioeconomic Sustainability

Government Austerity and Socioeconomic Sustainability

This book argues that various misapplications of policies of government austerity can be avoided if greater attention is accorded to the imperatives of maintaining the win-win approaches for socioeconomic resilience and sustainability in ...

Author: P.K. Rao

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319042350

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 44

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This short book integrates the imperatives of public debt sustainability with those of socioeconomic sustainability in the context of budget austerity measures. It is argued that poverty, inequality and unemployment problems should be integral aspects of policy frameworks for austerity and fiscal stability. The economics of austerity in much of economic analysis remains narrowly focused and lopsided, since the implications on the role of human capital and loss of prosperity base are usually ignored. This book argues that various misapplications of policies of government austerity can be avoided if greater attention is accorded to the imperatives of maintaining the win-win approaches for socioeconomic resilience and sustainability in conjunction with debt sustainability and/or fiscal stability.
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The Media and Austerity

The Media and Austerity

From an array of comparative, historical and interdisciplinary vantage points, this edited collection seeks to understand how and why austerity came to be perceived as the only legitimate policy response to the financial crisis for nearly a ...

Author: Laura Basu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351714778

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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The Media and Austerity examines the role of the news media in communicating and critiquing economic and social austerity measures in Europe since 2010. From an array of comparative, historical and interdisciplinary vantage points, this edited collection seeks to understand how and why austerity came to be perceived as the only legitimate policy response to the financial crisis for nearly a decade after it began. Drawing on an international range of contributors with backgrounds in journalism, politics, history and economics, the book presents chapters exploring differing media representations of austerity from UK, US and European perspectives. It also investigates practices in financial journalism and highlights the role of social media in reporting public responses to government austerity measures. They reveal that, without a credible and coherent alternative to austerity from the political opposition, what had been an initial response to the consequences of the financial crisis, became entrenched between 2010 and 2015 in political discourse. The Media and Austerity is a clear and concise introduction for students of journalism, media, politics and finance to the connections between the media, politics and society in relation to the public perception of austerity after the 2008 global financial crash.
Categories: Social Science

Cities under Austerity

Cities under Austerity

As state reforms continue to interact with this diverse urban political economy of the United States, this collection provides a state-of-the-art survey on how postcrisis convergences and divergences in urban economies and urban politics ...

Author: Mark Davidson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438468198

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

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Examines the ways in which austerity policies are transforming US cities. Across the world’s most industrialized economies, the financial crisis of 2007 caused a contraction of state budgets and stimulated attempts to reform debt-burdened governments. In the United States, a system of fiscal federalism meant this turn towards austerity took a uniquely fragmented and geographically diverse form. Drawing on case studies of recent urban restructuring, Cities under Austerity challenges dominant understandings of austerity as a distinctly national condition and develops a conceptualization of the new US urban condition that reveals its emerging political and social fault lines. The contributors empirically detail the restructuring that is taking place across the United States, its underlying logics, its local impacts and the ongoing processes of challenge and resistance that influences how it is shaping the lives of citizens. The new American political economy, it is argued, needs to be understood as composed of a mosaic of urban experiences that both build upon a differentiated foundation and creates new divergences. As state reforms continue to interact with this diverse urban political economy of the United States, this collection provides a state-of-the-art survey on how postcrisis convergences and divergences in urban economies and urban politics have laid the foundations for the new political geography of the United States.
Categories: Political Science

Women and Austerity

Women and Austerity

This book makes the case for gender equality to be placed at the centre of any progressive plan for a route out of the crisis.

Author: Maria Karamessini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135073978

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Austerity has become the new principle for public policy in Europe and the US as the financial crisis of 2008 has been converted into a public debt crisis. However, current austerity measures risk losing past progress towards gender equality by undermining important employment and social welfare protections and putting gender equality policy onto the back burner. This volume constitutes the first attempt to identify how the economic crisis and the subsequent austerity policies are affecting women in Europe and the US, tracing the consequences for gender equality in employment and welfare systems in nine case studies from countries facing the most severe adjustment problems. The contributions adopt a common framework to analyse women in recession, which takes into account changes in women’s position and current austerity conditions. The findings demonstrate that in the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis, employment gaps between women and men declined — but due only to a deterioration in men’s employment position rather than any improvements for women. Tables are set to be turned by the austerity policies which are already having a more negative impact on demand for female labour and on access to services which support working mothers. Women are nevertheless reinforcing their commitment to paid work, even at this time of increasing demands on their unpaid domestic labour. Future prospects are bleak. Current policy is reinforcing the same failed mechanisms that caused the crisis in the first place and is stalling or even reversing the long term growth in social investment in support for care. This book makes the case for gender equality to be placed at the centre of any progressive plan for a route out of the crisis.
Categories: Business & Economics

Social policy in times of austerity

Social policy in times of austerity

The second of a three-book series covering the post-2008 global economic crisis and the period of austerity, this volume draws together edited chapters from leading scholars engaged in the debate and will be equally suitable for academics ...

Author: Farnsworth, Kevin

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447319139

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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The 2008 global economic crisis was unprecedented in living memory and its impact on economic and social life immense. Large-scale social policy interventions played a crucial role in helping to mediate the crisis, and yet the welfare state continues to come under attack. A new age of austerity, based more on politics than economics, is threatening to undermine the very foundations of the welfare state. However, as this important book illustrates, there is still room for optimism - resistance to the logic of austerity exists within organisations and governments, and among peoples, demonstrating how essential social policies remain to human progress. The second of a three-book series covering the post-2008 global economic crisis and the period of austerity, this volume draws together edited chapters from leading scholars engaged in the debate and will be equally suitable for academics and other researchers studying international and comparative social policy, as well as upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Categories: Political Science

The Economic and Financial Crisis and Collective Labour Law in Europe

The Economic and Financial Crisis and Collective Labour Law in Europe

Recent analyses have dealt with several aspects of this issue. This book focuses on one important element: the impact on collective labour law.

Author: Niklas Bruun

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782254454

Category: Law

Page: 304

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The current economic and financial crisis erupted several years ago. Its effects impacted deeply upon society, in which legal rules and social patterns have developed to enable the establishment of civilisation, justice and peace. Over time it has become more and more obvious that policy, financial and economic actors have adopted austerity measures as a main tool to solve the ensuing problems, and that these measures have hit social policy standards sometimes dramatically. Recent analyses have dealt with several aspects of this issue. This book focuses on one important element: the impact on collective labour law. It seeks to add to the debate by presenting mainly legal arguments derived from different sources and backgrounds, examining the EU and 'Troika' measures, the economic and political background and the sometimes dramatic consequences of austerity measures on democracy, collective bargaining and the right to strike. Against the framework of EU law, the relevant ILO Conventions, (Revised) European Social Charter and European Convention on Human Rights provisions, the non-compliance of these measures is analysed and demonstrated. The book is also dedicated to procedural questions, and in particular, how legal approaches may be used to challenge austerity measures.
Categories: Law

From Crisis to Austerity

From Crisis to Austerity

Canada's recessionary experience was mild , compared to the United States and
other advanced industrial economies ; yet , the Canadian state introduced
extensive austerity measures , in the name of recovering from the crisis . Indeed ...

Author: Tim Fowler

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822040758500

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

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The Great Recession was the largest crisis of capitalism since the Great Depression and the largest crisis in neoliberalism to date, sending shockwaves throughout the global economy. States scrambled to right the sinking capitalist ship in order to maintain high levels of accumulation. In Canada, as in so many other countries, the state introduced austerity measures aimed at organized labour and the broader working class. This volume explores the political economy of The Great Recession in Canada, and focuses on how labour has responded to the crisis, neoliberalism, and austerity measures. Table of Contents: 1. From Crisis To Austerity: An Introduction/Tim Fowler 2. The Canadian State and the Crisis: Theoretical and Historical Context/ Stephen McBride & Heather Whiteside 3. From the Great Recession of 2008-2009 to Fiscal Austerity: The Role of Inequality/Akhter Faroque and Brian K. MacLean 4. Neoliberalism, Capitalist Crisis, and Continuing Austerity in the Ontario State/Tim Fowler 5. Collective Bargaining in a Time of Austerity: Public-Sector Unions and the University Sector in Ontario/Mathew Nelson & James Meades 6. "We Will Fight This Crisis" Auto Workers Resist an Industrial Meltdown/ Bill Murnighan & Jim Stanford 7. The Decline of the Labour Movement: A Socialist Perspective/ Murray E.G. Smith & Jonah Butovsky 8. Labour's Response to the Crisis and the Future of Working-Class Politics/ David Camfield Endorsements: ..". a] thought-provoking collection on contemporary austerity and the attack on labour reveals how divergent interpretations of capitalist crisis frame different understandings of the contemporary crisis of the workers' movement." - Bryan D. Palmer is Canada Research Chair at Trent University, author of James P. Cannon and the Origins of the American Revolutionary Left, 1890-1928 and Editor of Labour/Le Travail. ..".a big-picture look at how Canadian governments and business sought solutions favouring the wealthy at the expense of an ever more constrained labour movement. The collection will be a critical read for anyone seeking a comprehensive account of the crisis and how Canada's politics of austerity have affected unions and workers across the country." - John Peters teaches labour studies at Laurentian University and is editor of Boom, Bust, Crisis: Labour, Corporate Power, and Politics in 21st Century Canada
Categories: Business & Economics