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Varieties of Austerity

Heather Whiteside, Stephen McBride, and Bryan Evans


Austerity is not always one-size-fits-all; it can be a flexible, class-based strategy taking several forms depending on the political-economic forces and institutional characteristics present. This book identifies continuity and variety in crisis-driven austerity restructuring across Canada, Denmark, Ireland and Spain. In the book's analysis, it focuses on several components of austerity, including fiscal and monetary policy, budget narratives, public sector reform, labour market flexibilization, and resistance. In so doing, it uncovers how austerity can be categorized into different dynamic t ... More

Keywords: austerity, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, monetary policy, fiscal policy, public sector reform, labour market flexibilization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529212242
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529212242.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heather Whiteside, author
University of Waterloo

Stephen McBride, author
McMaster University

Bryan Evans, author
Ryerson University