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Between Realism and RevoltGoverning Cities in the Crisis of Neoliberal Globalism$
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Jonathan Davies

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781529210910

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529210910.001.0001

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Dynamics of Crisis, Neoliberalisation and Austerity

Dynamics of Crisis, Neoliberalisation and Austerity

(p.47) 2 Dynamics of Crisis, Neoliberalisation and Austerity
Between Realism and Revolt

Jonathan S. Davies

Policy Press

Theodore (2020: 2) argues that since the global financial crisis, “austerity has become the primary means for the further neoliberalisation of inherited arrangements”: neoliberalisation upon earlier waves of neoliberalism. Chapter 2 delves into this proposition. It begins by exploring the impact of the GFC, and its aftermath, in the eight countries and cities studied. It proceeds to examine the interplay of key terms introduced in chapter 1: crisis, austerity and neoliberalisation. The chapter allocates the cities to three groups: those in which austerity is recognized as a central concept or challenge and a warrant for neoliberalisation (Athens, Dublin and Leicester), those in which it is concealed or re-signified within an otherwise vigorous neoliberalisation agenda (Baltimore and Montréal), and those positioning themselves critically or outside it (Barcelona, Dandenong and Nantes). The chapter concludes by discussing theoretical implications of convergence and divergence in the cross-cutting relationships between crisis, austerity and neoliberalisation.

Keywords:   Austerity, Neoliberalisation, Crisis, Construal, Entrepreneurialism

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