From crisis to austerity : neoliberalism, organized labour, and the Canadian state /
edited by Tim Fowler.
Ottawa, ON : Red Quill Books, c2013.
225 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
1926958233 (Paper), 9781926958231 (Paper)
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Ottawa, ON : Red Quill Books, c2013.
1926958233 (Paper)
9781926958231 (Paper)
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From Crisis To Austerity: An Introduction / Tim Fowler -- The Canadian State and the Crisis: Theoretical and Historical Context / Stephen McBride & Heather Whiteside -- From the Great Recession of 2008-2009 to Fiscal Austerity: The Role of Inequality / Akhter Faroque and Brian K. MacLean -- Neoliberalism, Capitalist Crisis, and Continuing Austerity in the Ontario State / Tim Fowler -- Collective Bargaining in a Time of Austerity: Public-Sector Unions and the University Sector in Ontario / Mathew Nelson & James Meades -- "We Will Fight This Crisis": Auto Workers Resist an Industrial Meltdown / Bill Murnighan & Jim Stanford -- The Decline of the Labour Movement: A Socialist Perspective / Murray E.G. Smith & Jonah Butovsky -- Labour’s Response to the Crisis and the Future of Working-Class Politics / David Camfield.
"The Great Recession was the largest crisis of capitalism since the Great Depression and the largest crisis in neoliberalism to date, sending shockwaves throughout the global economy. States scrambled to right the sinking capitalist ship in order to maintain high levels of accumulation. In Canada, as in so many other countries, the state introduced austerity measures aimed at organized labour and the broader working class. This volume explores the political economy of The Great Recession in Canada, and focuses on how labour has responded to the crisis, neoliberalism, and austerity measures."--Publisher's website.
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