Austerity Measures

In Austerity Measures, the very best of the writing to emerge from that creative ferment - much of it never before translated into English - is gathered for the first time.

Austerity Measures

Author: Karen Van Dyck

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241250633

Page: 496

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'I remember caresses, kisses, touching each other's hair. We had no sense that anything else existed' - Elena Penga, 'Heads' 'Nothing, not even the drowning of a child Stops the perpetual motion of the world' - Stamatis Polenakis, 'Elegy' Since the crisis hit in 2008, Greece has played host to a cultural renaissance unlike anything seen in the country for over thirty years. Poems of startling depth and originality are being written by native Greeks, émigrés and migrants alike. They grapple with the personal and the political; with the small revelations of gardening and the viciousness of streetfights; with bodies, love, myth, migration and economic crisis. In Austerity Measures, the very best of the writing to emerge from that creative ferment - much of it never before translated into English - is gathered for the first time. The result is a map to the complex territory of a still-evolving scene - and a unique window onto the lived experience of Greek society now.

Austerity Measures

A remarkable collection of poetic voices from contemporary Greece, Austerity Measures is a one-of-a-kind window into the creative energy that has arisen from the country's decade of crisis and a glimpse into what it is like to be Greek ...

Austerity Measures

Author: Karen Van Dyck

Publisher: Nyrb Poets

ISBN: 1681371146

Page: 464

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A remarkable collection of poetic voices from contemporary Greece, Austerity Measures is a one-of-a-kind window into the creative energy that has arisen from the country's decade of crisis and a glimpse into what it is like to be Greek today. The 2008 debt crisis shook Greece to the core and went on to shake the world. More recently, Greece has become one of the main channels into Europe for refugees from poverty and war. Greece stands at the center of today's most intractable conflicts, and this situation has led to a truly extraordinary efflorescence of innovative and powerfully moving Greek poetry. Karen Van Dyck's wide-ranging bilingual anthology--which covers the whole contemporary Greek poetry scene, from literary poets to poets of the spoken word to poets online, and more--offers an unequaled sampling of some of the richest and most exciting poetry of our time.

Austerity

A revealing look at austerity measures that succeed—and those that don't Fiscal austerity is hugely controversial.

Austerity

Author: Alberto Alesina

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691208638

Page: 296

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A revealing look at austerity measures that succeed—and those that don't Fiscal austerity is hugely controversial. Opponents argue that it can trigger downward growth spirals and become self-defeating. Supporters argue that budget deficits have to be tackled aggressively at all times and at all costs. Bringing needed clarity to one of today's most challenging economic issues, three leading policy experts cut through the political noise to demonstrate that there is not one type of austerity but many. Austerity assesses the relative effectiveness of tax increases and spending cuts at reducing debt, shows that austerity is not necessarily the kiss of death for political careers as is often believed, and charts a sensible approach based on data analysis rather than ideology.

The European Convention on Human Rights

The book focuses on the relevant recent case-law of the Strasbourg Court in order to provide an answer to these questions.

The European Convention on Human Rights

Author: Andreea Maria Roşu

Publisher: Key Editore

ISBN: 886959405X

Page: 92

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“Protecting human rights has a high cost, but it is not a luxury” (Sir N. Bratza, former President of the European Court of Human Rights). The present book aims at exploring if this statement of principle corresponds to the real approach of the European Court of Human Rights when examining complaints submitted by citizens affected by the austerity measures. Does the European Convention on Human Rights provide for a minimum standard of protection of economic and social rights? Which is the impact of the economic crisisupon the national margin of appreciation of states in the protection of economic and social rights? Is this national margin of appreciation radically influenced by the recent European Union’s policies? Does the Strasbourg Court have a more strict approach, towards a higher protection of the applicant, when the “hard-core” civil and political human rights are affected by the austerity measures? The book focuses on the relevant recent case-law of the Strasbourg Court in order to provide an answer to these questions.

Austerity Measures The Effect of Government Spending Shocks in the Context of the Sovereign Debt Crisis

These are relevant for countries affected by the crisis.

Austerity Measures   The Effect of Government Spending Shocks in the Context of the Sovereign Debt Crisis

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This paper discusses the effect of government spending shocks on economic performance in the European debt crisis with a particular focus on spending based consolidation. It examines the question whether the following economic environment conditions alter the fiscal transmission mechanism of government spending shocks: fixed exchange rate, fiscal strain, financial crisis and the zero lower bound of nominal interest. These are relevant for countries affected by the crisis. While there is extensive research on government spending shocks and also on differences in their effects across economic environments, there is no specific application of this kind of research to the cumulative conditions as found in the European sovereign debt crisis. Therefore, the effects of spending shocks are estimated in a baseline scenario of an unconstrained open economy and subsequently compared with an extended model controlling for the relevant environment variables. The empirical cross-country analysis of 30 OECD countries over the last three decades aims to estimate the effects in a two-stage regression model, which first identifies a series of fiscal shocks and subsequently estimates the pooled effect of those shocks on key macroeconomic variables. It is found that positive government spending shocks exert a negative but not significant effect on economic performance and the demand channel, both in the baseline model and when applying constraints relevant to the sovereign debt crisis.

The impact of the UK coalition government s austerity measures on public service providers and their users

Essay from the year 2015 in the subject Business economics - Offline Marketing and Online Marketing, grade: A, New York University, Graduate School of Business Administration (Business), course: Corporate Communication, language: English, ...

The impact of the UK coalition government   s austerity measures on public service providers and their users

Author: Marvin Namanda

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668207607

Page: 9

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Essay from the year 2015 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: A, New York University, Graduate School of Business Administration (Business), course: Corporate Communication, language: English, abstract: The paper seeks to address the impact of the coalition government’s austerity measures on the service providers and their users in the United Kingdom. Exclusively, the paper explores the impacts of the program on the disabled individuals, the old people and the single parents.

Local Public Services in Times of Austerity across Mediterranean Europe

This book provides a comparative analysis of the processes and impacts of austerity measures introduced in the field of Local Public Services (LPS) across Mediterranean Europe.

Local Public Services in Times of Austerity across Mediterranean Europe

Author: Andrea Lippi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319762257

Page: 248

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This book provides a comparative analysis of the processes and impacts of austerity measures introduced in the field of Local Public Services (LPS) across Mediterranean Europe. The book describes and compares the trajectories of austerity, and the types of effects. It investigates how many (and what kind of) different responses were given to similar inputs and under the influence of what factors in order to understand if there are regularities in the way that the Mediterranean countries adopted and implemented the austerity measures and how these latter impacted on local government and LPS management and delivery. The book is a product of a sub network from the COST Action LocRef IS1207 and analyses seven countries (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Cyprus and Albania).

The eternal Character of Austerity Measures in European Crisis Policies

This is reflected in several recommendations, which limit the scope of political decision-making in order to "calm financial markets".

The  eternal Character  of Austerity Measures in European Crisis Policies

Author: Stephan Pühringer

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The European Fiscal Compact (FC) entered into force by 1 January, 2013 in 25 EU Member States. With the ratification the signatory countries commit significant parts of their budget to the European Commission and the European Court of Justice, which indicates a shift of power from legislative to executive authorities and the judiciary. In the aftermath of the economic crisis there can be observed a strong tendency to interpret the financial and economic crisis mainly as a sovereign debt crisis without any connection to the preceding crisis. This is reflected in several recommendations, which limit the scope of political decision-making in order to "calm financial markets". Applying an analysis of the public discourse about FC in three leading Austrian newspapers from December 2011 (the initial debate at an EU Summit) to July 2012 (the ratification in the Austrian parliament), the dominant rationale as well as legitimization and argumentation patterns will be examined. The methodology adopted in the article is based on a combination of critical discourse analysis and conceptual metaphor theory in order to illustrate the effectiveness of marketradical thinking of specific economic elites in public discourse. It can be shown that the public discourse about economic policies yet in a time of a potential "crisis of economics" is still dominated by economic ideas or "economic imaginaries" (implicitly) preferring austerity measures to active fiscal policies.

The Impact of Austerity Measures on People and Local Government

This book seeks to analyze how cutbacks pose severe challenges to local authorities in the United Kingdom, even threatening their ability to provide adequate delivery of benefits and public services to their constituents.

The Impact of Austerity Measures on People and Local Government

Author: Sebwa Domingos

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496994787

Page: 108

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There is a broad consensus that the impact of austerity measures on people in the United Kingdom will vary from place to place. However, what is less clear is that some people in some local authorities will be hit hardest. The pace in which cuts have been wielded by the coalition government has allowed local authorities little scope to maneuver and devise a good strategy for dealing with the huge loss of revenue in their local budgets. This book seeks to analyze how cutbacks pose severe challenges to local authorities in the United Kingdom, even threatening their ability to provide adequate delivery of benefits and public services to their constituents.

Austerity Measures I

Musical score for ten-string guitar. Duration: c.8-11 minutes. First performed by Stefan Ostersjo, ORCiM Research Festival, Orpheus Institute, Ghent, 2 October 2014.

Austerity Measures I

Author: David Gorton

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781326255992

Page: 7

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Musical score for ten-string guitar. Duration: c.8-11 minutes. First performed by Stefan Ostersjo, ORCiM Research Festival, Orpheus Institute, Ghent, 2 October 2014.

The Contradictions of Austerity

Yet, the reality of the Baltic "austerity fix" has been neither fully accepted by its peoples, nor is it fully a success. This book explains why and what are the real social and economic costs of the Baltic austerity model.

The Contradictions of Austerity

Author: Jeffrey Sommers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131780015X

Page: 200

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The great financial crisis of 2008 and the ensuing global economic and financial turmoil have launched a search for "models" for recovery. The advocates of austerity present the Baltic States as countries that through discipline and sacrifice showed the way out of crisis. They have proposed the "Baltic model" of radical public sector cuts, wage reductions, labor market reforms and reductions in living standards for other troubled Eurozone countries to emulate. Yet, the reality of the Baltic "austerity fix" has been neither fully accepted by its peoples, nor is it fully a success. This book explains why and what are the real social and economic costs of the Baltic austerity model. We examine each of the Baltic States by connecting national level studies within a European and global political economy, thereby delivering comparative breadth that supersedes localized understandings of the crisis. Thus for each of the three Baltic states, individual chapters explore the different economic and social dimensions of neo-liberal post-communism and the subsequent wider global economic and financial crisis in which these newly financialized economies have found themselves especially vulnerable. The "austerity model" adopted by Baltic national governments in response to the crisis reveals the profound vulnerabilities created by their unwavering commitment to liberalized economies, not least in terms of the significant "exit" of their labor forces and consequent population loss. This book looks beyond basic financial metrics claiming a success story for the Baltic austerity model to reveal the damaging economic and social consequences, first of neo-liberal policies adopted during transition, and latterly of austerity measures based on "internal devaluation." Combined these policies undermine the possibility of longer-term recovery and even social and economic sustainability, not to mention prospects for successful integration in the now-faltering European project that has departed from its "Social Model" roots.

Urban Austerity

In view of the above, this book focuses on an issue that affects most people living in urban regions across Europe: the idea that fiscal austerity is a necessity that politics cannot avoid, no matter how harsh the consequences might be.

Urban Austerity

Author: Sebastian Schipper

Publisher: Verlag Theater der Zeit

ISBN: 3957491088

Page: 296

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What started as a mortgage crisis in 2007 and became a global financial and economic crisis in 2008, has transformed into a sovereign debt crisis since 2010. Throughout, cities all over Europe have been at the heart of the turmoil in multiple ways: indebted homeowners have been evicted, masses impoverished, public budgets tightened, municipal infrastructures privatized, and public services downsized. In short, austerity measures have been implemented. In view of the above, this book focuses on an issue that affects most people living in urban regions across Europe: the idea that fiscal austerity is a necessity that politics cannot avoid, no matter how harsh the consequences might be. To bring the effects of austerity politics to the forefront, the authors of this book expose actual urban problems in their spatiotemporal dimensions, discuss regulatory restructurings under a new regime of austerity urbanism, and reflect on the role of urban social movements struggling for progressive alternatives. Barbara Schönig is Professor for Urban Planning and Director of the Institute for European Urban Studies at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany. Sebastian Schipper, PhD, is a researcher at the Department for Human Geography, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Higher Education in Austerity Europe

The volume also includes considered responses from 'outsiders' by academics located in Asia, Australia, and the USA, providing an additional dimension to the analysis.

Higher Education in Austerity Europe

Author: Jon Nixon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474277276

Page: 256

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The financial crisis of 2007/2008 prompted governments across Europe to adopt austerity measures aimed at the reduction of their escalating budget deficits. Higher Education in Austerity Europe explores how the resulting cuts in public expenditure - together with the increasing reliance on the privatisation of services - have impacted on higher education directly through the reduction of public sector provision and indirectly as a result of the social and political consequences of that reduction. Moreover, it explores how the effects of these economic policies have differed markedly across the national regions of Europe, with the result that inequality has increased significantly both within and between national regions, and this, in turn, has led to social and political dislocation within and across communities. It is only by viewing higher education within this broader context that we can begin to understand the full implications of the austerity measures introduced over the last ten years. Jon Nixon draws together leading scholars to delve into the complexity of impact and response generated by these measures. Part 1 focuses on cross-European perspectives; Part 2 on the impact of austerity measures within national systems; and Part 3 on new perspectives and possibilities. The volume also includes considered responses from 'outsiders' by academics located in Asia, Australia, and the USA, providing an additional dimension to the analysis. As well as analysing the full impact of austerity measures across some of the worst hit national regions of Europe, the contributors also identifying openings and possibilities for renewal.

Impacts of Austerity Measures on the Citizens of Jonglei State

This book presents the main findings of a research report that was conducted in November 2012. It addressed the impacts of the Austerity Measures on the livelihoods of the citizens of Jonglei State in the Republic of South Sudan.

Impacts of Austerity Measures on the Citizens of Jonglei State

Author: Majak Abot Aluel

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9783659347702

Page: 52

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This book presents the main findings of a research report that was conducted in November 2012. It addressed the impacts of the Austerity Measures on the livelihoods of the citizens of Jonglei State in the Republic of South Sudan. It gives explanations on critical economic measures that were taken by the Government of South Sudan in response to it decision of shutting down the oil production of which the pipeline was based in Port Sudan- Khartoum. The thought for the government in doing this was to counterbalance it fragile economy which is 98% depending on the oil. This led to the reduction of the salaries, allowances and incentives of the civil servants in the country. The government of South Sudan accused Sudan of stealing it oil, thus leading to the shutdown of the oil. This was seen when clashes broke out along the disputed areas of Abyiei and Heglig. Though the International community later intervened in a timely manner. Furthermore, this research cautioned that, before taking Austerity Measures, socio-economical research should have been conducted by the government in order to acquaint with the effect of its implementation on public servants, and the citizens of South Sudan

Government Austerity and Socioeconomic Sustainability

This book argues that various misapplications of policies of government austerity can be avoided if greater attention is accorded to the imperatives of maintaining the win-win approaches for socioeconomic resilience and sustainability in ...

Government Austerity and Socioeconomic Sustainability

Author: P.K. Rao

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319042351

Page: 44

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This short book integrates the imperatives of public debt sustainability with those of socioeconomic sustainability in the context of budget austerity measures. It is argued that poverty, inequality and unemployment problems should be integral aspects of policy frameworks for austerity and fiscal stability. The economics of austerity in much of economic analysis remains narrowly focused and lopsided, since the implications on the role of human capital and loss of prosperity base are usually ignored. This book argues that various misapplications of policies of government austerity can be avoided if greater attention is accorded to the imperatives of maintaining the win-win approaches for socioeconomic resilience and sustainability in conjunction with debt sustainability and/or fiscal stability.

Cities under Austerity

As state reforms continue to interact with this diverse urban political economy of the United States, this collection provides a state-of-the-art survey on how postcrisis convergences and divergences in urban economies and urban politics ...

Cities under Austerity

Author: Mark Davidson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438468199

Page: 292

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Examines the ways in which austerity policies are transforming US cities. Across the world’s most industrialized economies, the financial crisis of 2007 caused a contraction of state budgets and stimulated attempts to reform debt-burdened governments. In the United States, a system of fiscal federalism meant this turn towards austerity took a uniquely fragmented and geographically diverse form. Drawing on case studies of recent urban restructuring, Cities under Austerity challenges dominant understandings of austerity as a distinctly national condition and develops a conceptualization of the new US urban condition that reveals its emerging political and social fault lines. The contributors empirically detail the restructuring that is taking place across the United States, its underlying logics, its local impacts and the ongoing processes of challenge and resistance that influences how it is shaping the lives of citizens. The new American political economy, it is argued, needs to be understood as composed of a mosaic of urban experiences that both build upon a differentiated foundation and creates new divergences. As state reforms continue to interact with this diverse urban political economy of the United States, this collection provides a state-of-the-art survey on how postcrisis convergences and divergences in urban economies and urban politics have laid the foundations for the new political geography of the United States.

The Radical Left in Europe in the Age of Austerity

This book contributes to the discussion by presenting a realistic depiction of the existing radical Left forces in Europe. This title was previously published as a special issue of Socialism and Democracy.

The Radical Left in Europe in the Age of Austerity

Author: Babak Amini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317202503

Page: 188

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The complex trajectory of Europe after the 2008 global financial crisis, has led to the catastrophic failure of deep austerity measures that swept across the Union, and is reflected in the rise of some radical left parties such as SYRIZA as well as an unfortunate rise in far right and nationalist parties and movements. This collection brings together a group of European scholars and activists from various European countries to discuss the recent economic, political, and electoral changes in respective countries, and the current status and future plans of radical left parties and movements. This book fills a significant gap within the current literature in the English-speaking world on post-2008 Europe, featuring a nation-based European wide survey of the current activities and plans of radical Left parties and movements in relation to the mounting social, political, and economic problems in Europe. This book contributes to the discussion by presenting a realistic depiction of the existing radical Left forces in Europe. This title was previously published as a special issue of Socialism and Democracy.

Social policy in times of austerity

The second of a three-book series covering the post-2008 global economic crisis and the period of austerity, this volume draws together edited chapters from leading scholars engaged in the debate and will be equally suitable for academics ...

Social policy in times of austerity

Author: Farnsworth, Kevin

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447319133

Page: 224

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The 2008 global economic crisis was unprecedented in living memory and its impact on economic and social life immense. Large-scale social policy interventions played a crucial role in helping to mediate the crisis, and yet the welfare state continues to come under attack. A new age of austerity, based more on politics than economics, is threatening to undermine the very foundations of the welfare state. However, as this important book illustrates, there is still room for optimism - resistance to the logic of austerity exists within organisations and governments, and among peoples, demonstrating how essential social policies remain to human progress. The second of a three-book series covering the post-2008 global economic crisis and the period of austerity, this volume draws together edited chapters from leading scholars engaged in the debate and will be equally suitable for academics and other researchers studying international and comparative social policy, as well as upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students.