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Conclusions

Johannes Lindvall

in Mass Unemployment and the State

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590643
eISBN:
9780191723407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590643.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

The concluding chapter summarizes the main results, discusses the implications of these results for the literature on comparative political economy, and shows how governments in Austria, Denmark, the ... More


Failure by Design: The Story behind America's Broken Economy

Josh Bivens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450150
eISBN:
9780801460654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450150.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book relays a compelling narrative of the U.S. economy's struggle to emerge from the Great Recession of 2008. It explains the causes and impact on working Americans of the most catastrophic ... More


Income Inequality: Why It Matters and Why Most Economists Didn't Notice

Matthew P Drennan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300209587
eISBN:
9780300216349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209587.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book tells two stories. First, it shows that rising income inequality played a major role in causing the financial crisis and Great Recession of 2008-2009. While others have argued that rising, ... More


The Great Recession: The damage done and the rot revealed

Josh Bivens and Lawrence Mishel

in Failure by Design: The Story behind America's Broken Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450150
eISBN:
9780801460654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450150.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This introductory chapter argues that the consequences of the Great Recession are driven by social and political choices about how the economy is managed. It was not inevitable that the significant ... More


Zombies, Migrants, and Queers: Race and Crisis Capitalism in Pop Culture

Camilla Fojas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040924
eISBN:
9780252099441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040924.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The alarm and anxiety unleashed by the Great Recession found fascinating expression across popular culture. Harried survivors negotiated societal collapse among zombies in The Walking Dead. ... More


Introduction

Matthew P. Drennan

in Income Inequality: Why It Matters and Why Most Economists Didn't Notice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300209587
eISBN:
9780300216349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209587.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Synopsis of book. U.S. trends in income distribution. Causes of rising income inequality. Consumers shift to massive debt. Why most economists overlooked importance of income inequality. Strong ... More


The Power of Inaction: Bank Bailouts in Comparison

Cornelia Woll

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452352
eISBN:
9780801471155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452352.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Bank bailouts in the aftermath of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the onset of the Great Recession brought into sharp relief the power that the global financial sector holds over national ... More


The Historian's Eye: Photography, History, and the American Present

Matthew Frye Jacobson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469649665
eISBN:
9781469649689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649665.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Between 2009 and 2013, as the nation contemplated the historic election of Barack Obama and endured the effects of the Great Recession, Matthew Frye Jacobson set out with a camera to explore and ... More


Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy across the Political Divide

Ruth Braunstein

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293649
eISBN:
9780520966888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293649.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

In the wake of the Great Recession, Americans across the political divide flocked to local citizens organizations, where they worked to refocus political attention on the needs of ordinary people ... More


The Politics of Value: Three Movements to Change How We Think about the Economy

Jane L. Collins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226446004
eISBN:
9780226446288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226446288.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The Great Recession not only shook Americans’ faith in the economy but also prompted a “citizen’s critique” of our economic institutions. The Politics of Value provides a vivid account of three ... More


Leveraging, De-leveraging, and the Liquidity Trap

Assaf Razin

in Understanding Global Crises: An Emerging Paradigm

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028592
eISBN:
9780262327701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028592.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The chapter presents a credit-friction New Keynesian model with heterogeneous agents, where patient agents lend and impatient agents borrow subject to a collateral constraint. If, for some reason, ... More


On Gender, Labor, and Inequality

Ruth Milkman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040320
eISBN:
9780252098581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040320.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The author's groundbreaking research in women's labor history has contributed important perspectives on work and unionism in the United States. This book presents four decades of the author's ... More


Bright Bourgeois Morning

Marc Mulholland

in Bourgeois Liberty and the Politics of Fear: From Absolutism to Neo-Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199653577
eISBN:
9780191744594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653577.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Ideas

The collapse of Communism and the weakening of Social Democracy in the face of post-industrial capitalism seemed to nullify all systemic challenges to liberal capitalism. The Neo-conservatives ... More


Digital Depression: Information Technology and Economic Crisis

Dan Schiller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038761
eISBN:
9780252096716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038761.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The financial crisis of 2007–2008 shook the idea that advanced information and communications technology (ICT) is solely a source of economic rejuvenation and uplift, instead introducing the world to ... More


Space Available

Matthew Frye Jacobson

in The Historian's Eye: Photography, History, and the American Present

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469649665
eISBN:
9781469649689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649665.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter documents empty storefronts in cities and towns across North America that stood as a most visible and poignant public expression of the scale of economic distress.


Workers in Hard Times: A Long View of Economic Crises

Leon Fink, Joan Sangster, and Joseph A. McCartin (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038174
eISBN:
9780252095979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038174.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Seeking to historicize today's “Great Recession,” this volume of essays uses examples from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia to situate the current economic crisis and its ... More


Introduction

Jacqueline O’Reilly, Mark Smith, Tiziana Nazio, and Clémentine Moyart (eds)

in Youth Employment: Style Handbook

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447350347
eISBN:
9781447350354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350347.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This introductory chapter provides an overview of youth unemployment. In countries hit hardest by the Great Recession of 2008, young people have faced some of the largest obstacles in finding stable ... More


Which countries perform best and why?

Kari Hadjivassiliou (ed.)

in Youth Employment: Style Handbook

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447350347
eISBN:
9781447350354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350347.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines countries' performance regarding youth unemployment. Although the labour market situation of young people has started to improve in a number of countries since the Great ... More


Social Policy in Challenging Times: Economic Crisis and Welfare Systems

Kevin Farnsworth and Zoe Irving (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847428288
eISBN:
9781447305521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428288.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

There is no precedent to the 2008 economic crisis or its aftermath. The world's most important financial centres all but collapsed under its weight. And some of the world's largest financial ... More


‘We Are Where We Are’: Mythologies of Return and the Post-Celtic Tiger Moment

Sinéad Moynihan

in Ireland, Migration and Return Migration: The "Returned Yank" in the Cultural Imagination, 1952 to present

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941800
eISBN:
9781789623246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941800.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Arguing that return emigration and the figure of the returnee have proven central to discourses of Irish economic recovery, the coda puts Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn (2009) in conversation with Kate ... More


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