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: New York Review of Books
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.
For the purpose of our discussion in this book, it is pertinent to give conceptual
explanations astowhy austerity measures are taken and whattheir
implementation entails. At the most general level, austerity measures
havecometo be associated ...
Author: Sebwa Domingos
Category: Political Science
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.
Austerity measures, which are often prescribed by multilateral lenders with the
ostensible aim of addressing public deficits in debtor countries usually through a
reduction in the amount of social benefits and public services provided by the
Author: Ilias Bantekas
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Sovereign debt is necessary for the functioning of many modern states, yet its impact on human rights is underexplored in academic literature. This volume provides the reader with a step-by-step analysis of the debt phenomenon and how it affects human rights. Beginning by setting out thehistorical, political and economic context of sovereign debt, the book goes on to address the human rights dimension of the policies and activities of the three types of sovereign lenders: international financial institutions (IFIs), sovereigns and private lenders.Bantekas and Lumina, along with a team of global experts, establish the link between debt and the manner in which the accumulation of sovereign debt violates human rights, examining some of the conditions imposed by structural adjustment programs on debtor states with a view to servicing their debt.They outline how such conditions have been shown to exacerbate the debt itself at the expense of economic sovereignty, concluding that such measures worsen the borrower's economic situation, and are injurious to the entrenched rights of peoples.
Whilst some assert that austerity measures are essential to redress existing
financial difficulties (Winder, 2015), the need for austerity measures is
contentious (Blyth, 2015). The approaches taken to austerity are widely criticized
Author: Dikaios Sakellariou
The new edition of this landmark international work builds on the previous two volumes, offering a window onto occupational therapy practice, theory and ideas in different cultures and geographies. It emphasizes the importance of critically deconstructing and engaging with the broader context of occupation, particularly around how occupational injustices are shaped through political, economic and historical factors. Centering on the wider social and political aspects of occupation and occupation-based practices, this textbook aims to inspire occupational therapy students and practitioners to include transformational elements into their practice. It also illustrates how occupational therapists from all over the world can affect positive changes by engaging with political and historical contexts. Divided into six sections, the new edition begins by analyzing the key concepts outlined throughout, along with an overview on the importance and practicalities of monitoring and evaluation in community projects. Section Two explores occupation and justice emphasizing that issues of occupational injustice are present everywhere, in different forms: from clinical settings to community-based rehabilitation. Section Three covers the enactment of different Occupational Therapies with a focus on the multiplicity of occupational therapy from the intimately personal to the broadly political. Section Four engages with the broader context of occupational therapy from the political to the financial. The chapters in this section highlight the recent financial crisis and the impact it has had on people's everyday life. Section Five collects a range of different approaches to working to enable a notion of occupational justice. Featuring chapters from across the globe, Section Six concludes by highlighting the importance and diversity of educational practices. Comprehensively covers occupational therapy theory, methodology and practice examples related to working with underserved and neglected populations Gives a truly global overview with contributions from over 100 international leading experts in the field and across a range of geographical, political and linguistic contexts Demonstrates how occupational injustices are shaped through political, economic and historical factors Advocates participatory approaches which work for those who experience inequalities Includes a complete set of new chapters Explores neoliberalism and financial contexts, and their impact on occupation Examines the concept of disability Discusses theoretical and practical approaches to occupational justice
CHAPTER 12 ROLE OF AUSTERITY MEASURES IN RAISING NIGERIA'S
PUBLIC REVENUES BY DR 0.E. OBINNA INTRODUCTION Economists believe
that when demand and supply deviate from their desirable equillbruim target
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
Category: Business & Economics
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.
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
Category: Business & Economics
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
CHAPTER JF AUSTERITY MEASURES Introduction Even such a pyramidal
system of economy measures as the one described in Chapter JE may not give
the necessary relief to Book Selection and protect the Five Laws against the
Further , guarantees connected to job creation were said to be conspicuously
absent even in the conception of the austerity plan . Unions ' reactions were thus
of a quite offensive nature : they ( especially FO and CGC ) threatened to launch
Author: Ilja Scholten
Publisher: London ; Beverly Hills : Sage Publications
Category: Political Science
This analysis of political stability in Western Europe explores the role of two major forms of systemic conflict resolution - neo-corporatism and consociationalism. Political Stability and Neo-Corporatism focuses on recent experiences in eight western European countries that share two characteristics. Firstly, they have either long-established patterns of neo-corporatism (Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands) or have recently undertaken experiments in this mode of policy-making (Ireland, France, Italy and Spain). Secondly, they all have pronounced societal cleavages which should make them prone to suffering from serious and persistent conflicts. The high degree of political, social and economic integration achieved by neo-corporatist and consociational arrangements, accounts for the stability of these countries. The book opens up new areas for comparative research using a theoretical framework which encompasses both economic and social patterns of conflict and change. The approach advanced by the contributors makes possible the comparative analysis of diverse and complex political systems, whilst avoiding overgeneralized and abstract explanations.
In recent years , austerity measures have been used by some advanced
countries as a means to revitalise and stabilise their economies , while some
emerging nations have employed it as tool for economic development . Austerity measures ...
The domestic factors include the impact of the austerity measures , inflation , tax
reform , accounting reform , and the agenda for implementing the policies
announced in July 1994 . The timing of the merger of the A and B markets will
also be ...
The government announced wideranging austerity measures in a bid to cut
consumer spending . // Austerity measures introduced last week will have a swift
effect . kinshukuseisakusochi i austerity measure 1 The selective austerity measures ...
The tension between these two different positions was demonstrated with
particular clarity at the end of 1981 , when not one but two broad organizations
were established to oppose government austerity measures . The first , the
National Front ...
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local banker dealing with a finan - cially troubled client , the International
Monetary Fund ( a big lender connected with the United Nations that operates on
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travel and office is nearly twenty times our per any dimension are likely to be
furnishing must stop immediately . capita annual income in Bangla- accepted by
all and ...
"This volume focuses on the state's role in managing the fall-out from the global economic and financial crisis since 2008.
Author: Stephen McBride
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Business & Economics
"This volume focuses on the state's role in managing the fall-out from the global economic and financial crisis since 2008. For a brief moment, roughly from 2008-2010, governments and central banks appeared to borrow from Keynes to save the global economy. The contributors, however, take the view that to see those stimulus measures as "Keynesian" is a misinterpretation. Rather, neoliberalism demonstrated considerable resiliency despite its responsibility for the deep and prolonged crisis. The "austerian" analysis of the crisis is--historical, ignores its deeper roots, and rests upon a triumph of discourse involving blame-shifting from the under-regulated private sector to public or sovereign debt--for which the public authorities are responsible."--
Author: United States. Foreign Broadcast Information ServicePublish On: 1995
... Agree To Back Emegency Plan Jan 9 95 19 - 20 - - - Coparmex President
Wants Immediate Government Action Jan 9 ... Faction Supports Zedillo ' s Austerity Measures Jan 11 95 12 - - - Politicians Urge More Rigorous Economic
Author: United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service
The burden of austerity generally falls on the shoulders of the poor . In the
Dominican Republic , austerity measures have been used to restrict current
consumption in order to generate greater capital for investment or other purposes
Author: Howard J. Wiarda
Publisher: Westview Press
Much has occurred in the Dominican Republic since the first edition of this critically acclaimed profile was published ten years ago: Democratic government has become more firmly established, if no less contentious, and the fragile economy, though still the definitive element in Dominican life, has benefited from changes in global trade patterns and corporate investment. Yet the Dominican Republic remains a nation mired in poverty and social tension. As the country heads toward the quincentennial of Columbus's landing in the New World, there is both anticipation and apprehension as the citizenry looks back proudly to their heritage and forward to a future clouded by uncertainties. This edition examines the changing character of governance and the political changes that have returned Joaquin Balaguer to the presidency for an unprecedented sixth term. The economic transitions that have made the Dominican Republic an attractive site for foreign business and tourism are also addressed, along with the economic causes of urban and rural unrest and the emigration of Dominicans to Puerto Rico and the United States. Critical public policy issues such as energy, taxation, population control, and education are explored, together with the social and political conflicts created by debt, austerity, and fiscal reform. Finally, the authors analyze the Dominican Republic's relations with its neighbors and major trading partners, giving special emphasis to the impact of new global and regional ties. Throughout, they focus on the struggle to maintain democracy in the face of the inevitable dislocations caused by economic reform and modernization.
The new debt plan represents a sharp reversal in the U.S. government's original
position ( as embodied in the Baker plan ) ... Instead of imposing austerity measures designed to extract transfers from countries such as Mexico , it would