Austerity, globalisation and alternatives

Martell, Luke (2014) Austerity, globalisation and alternatives. Idéias, 5 (9). pp. 11-30. ISSN 0104-7876

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Abstract

This article argues that austerity is not necessary or externally determined. It is an active class project and an ideological choice of elites and the powerful. There are alternatives to austerity. One is based around equality and economic and social rights. Others involve the restructuring of work to a society based on less paid work, and freedom of movement in a global society of open borders. These would help counter austerity and have benefits of their own.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Luke Martell
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2014 09:02
Last Modified: 17 May 2017 04:24
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/49556

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