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African, American and European Trajectories of ModernityPast Oppression, Future Justice?$
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Peter Wagner

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781474400404

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400404.001.0001

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Indignation and Claims for Economic Sovereignty in Europe and the Americas: Renewing the Project of Control over Production

Indignation and Claims for Economic Sovereignty in Europe and the Americas: Renewing the Project of Control over Production

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(p.258) 12 Indignation and Claims for Economic Sovereignty in Europe and the Americas: Renewing the Project of Control over Production
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African, American and European Trajectories of Modernity
Author(s):

David Casassas

Sérgio Franco

Bru Laín

Edgar Manjarín

Rommy Morales Olivares

Samuel Sadian

Beatriz Silva Pinochet

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400404.003.0013

This chapter focuses on contemporary social movements in Europe and Latin America that are taking shape as forms of action that aim not only at defending some achievements of ‘reformed capitalism’ but also at exploring the possibility of forms of social and economic organisation that go beyond purely capitalist logics. More specifically, it examines the efforts of these movements as they try to regain control over production and distribution. The chapter first considers the meaning of the post-World War II ‘social deal’ as well as the actors, historical trajectories and societal self-understandings that contributed to its emergence. It then explains why, both in Europe and North America and in Latin America, the guarantee of degrees of socio-economic security went hand in hand with a decrease of collective economic sovereignty. It also analyses the effects of the neo-liberal turn on the working populations' socio-economic security and on the social deal.

Keywords:   social movements, Europe, Latin America, reformed capitalism, production, social deal, North America, socio-economic security, economic sovereignty, neo-liberal turn

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