Category Archives: Crises Resistance and Alternatives

This page contains posts on the causes and consequences of the 2008 crash, the ensuing economic crisis and austerity policies as well as posts relating to innovative projects, initiatives and ideas that seek to overcome, resist or attenuate austerity and crash fallout

Social exclusion and labour rights in the banlieues of Paris: Part II

Tweet In this blog, originally published by SPERI, CURAs Heather Connolly writes the second part of her blog series on social exclusion in Paris, and explains how trade union support for undocumented migrant workers is taking place in an atmosphere of growing stigmatisation … Continue reading

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The austerity-security symbiosis

Tweet There are different ways in which austerity and security come hand in hand in contemporary political affairs. Three examples include Greece’s financial crisis and the socio-economic and political insecurity generated from the ideological disputes on whether to carry on … Continue reading

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The Justin Trudeau Brand of Photogenic Austerity

Tweet This week’s guest contributor John Clarke argues that the Liberal Party and Justin Trudeau’s recent electoral victory in Canada is not one to be celebrated by the anti-austerity left. Rather than pursue alternative policies, we can expect the new … Continue reading

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Managing Flooding Crises: the Need for Common Sense

Tweet In this article Ed Thompson considers ‘local resilience’ as understood from an emergency management perspective, in relation to recent and past flooding. Almost on a yearly basis there seems to be a flooding crisis in some part of the … Continue reading

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Social Exclusion and Labour Rights in the Banlieues of Paris

Tweet The terrorist attacks in Paris have again highlighted the problem of social divisions in France and the extent to which they lead to feelings of exclusion that in some way incite violent responses. It appears that some of the … Continue reading

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Regional Savings Banks and the Financial Crisis in Spain

Tweet The sovereign debt crisis that put the Spanish socialist (PSOE) government under pressure to begin an austerity programme in May 2010  started two years earlier in a crisis of the financial system.  Whilst central government initially dismissed it as … Continue reading

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Managing Capitalism in Latin America: the Decline of the ‘Pink Tide’

Tweet Following over a decade of relatively high growth rates wedded to redistribution, increased social spending, and the incorporation of labour and social movements into the wheels of decision making, consistent electoral success of the political Left in countries as … Continue reading

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Community Wealth Building in Preston

Tweet By Matthew Brown It is without doubt that much of Europe is in the grip of an austerity crisis.  However to build a genuine alternative to it we need to think deeper about its causes and ask questions about … Continue reading

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