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

Regional Savings Banks and the Financial Crisis in Spain

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 a … Continue reading

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

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 diverse … Continue reading

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Community Wealth Building in Preston

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 the … Continue reading

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