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Introduction Framing the Crisis: Accident, Fiasco, or Debacle?

Ewald Engelen, Ismail Ertürk, Julie Froud, Sukhdev Johal, Adam Leaver, Michael Moran, Adriana Nilsson, and Karel Williams

in After the Great Complacence: Financial Crisis and the Politics of Reform

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589081
eISBN:
9780191731150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589081.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

The introductory chapter sets the book up as an intervention in the debate about the financial crisis by engaging in some of the possible conceptualizations of accident. The concepts of accident and ... More


After the Great Complacence

Ewald Engelen, Ismail Ertürk, Julie Froud, Sukhdev Johal, Adam Leaver, Michael Moran, Adriana Nilsson, and Karel Williams

in After the Great Complacence: Financial Crisis and the Politics of Reform

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589081
eISBN:
9780191731150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589081.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

The chapter makes the case for framing the crisis as an elite debacle. The first section focuses on the informal pre-2007 elite story about the benefits of financial innovation, told in the period of ... More


Reform? Hubristic Intervention or Effective Democracy

Ewald Engelen, Ismail Ertürk, Julie Froud, Sukhdev Johal, Adam Leaver, Michael Moran, Adriana Nilsson, and Karel Williams

in After the Great Complacence: Financial Crisis and the Politics of Reform

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589081
eISBN:
9780191731150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589081.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

In this concluding chapter, we do not produce lists of changes required to fix the financial system, but instead reflect on the preceding analysis to find some bearings that could lead towards a much ... More


The Time of Our Melancholy: Zola's Débâcle

Peter Starr

in Commemorating Trauma: The Paris Commune and Its Cultural Aftermath

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823226030
eISBN:
9780823240920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823226030.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The aim of this chapter is to use the concept of “confusion” in the wide range of its manifestations in La Débâcle—military, historical, ideological, sexual, and so on—to unpack the several forms of ... More


Democracy and Masochism: Zola's Bonheur

Peter Starr

in Commemorating Trauma: The Paris Commune and Its Cultural Aftermath

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823226030
eISBN:
9780823240920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823226030.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The principal focus in this chapteris on the masochistic suffering of the increasingly allegorical figure of Denise Baudu. In light of this diagnostic affinity, Denise's willing to suffer can be read ... More


The Balkan Wars and the Shaping of the Ottoman Culture of Defeat

Eyal Ginio

in The Ottoman Culture of Defeat: The Balkan Wars and their Aftermath

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190264031
eISBN:
9780190638498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264031.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 2 explores the emergence of the “Ottoman culture of defeat”. Following the military debacle of the First Balkan War and the tremendous shock it created among many Ottomans, some of them ... More


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