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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Verso Books
Publication date June 3, 2014
Pages 220
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781781685488
ISBN-10 1781685487
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $26.95
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: The financial and economic crisis that began in 2008 still has the world on tenterhooks. The gravity of the situation is matched by a general paucity of understanding about what is happening and how it started. 

In this book, based on his 2012 Adorno Lectures given in Frankfurt, Wolfgang Streeck places the crisis in the context of the long neoliberal transformation of postwar capitalism that began in the 1970s. He analyses the subsequent tensions and conflicts involving states, governments, voters and capitalist interests, as expressed in inflation, public debt, and rising private indebtedness. Streeck traces the transformation of the tax state into a debt state, and from there into the consolidation state of today. At the centre of the analysis is the changing relationship between capitalism and democracy, in Europe and elsewhere, and the advancing immunization of the former against the latter.

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With Patrick Camiller (other contributor) | Italian edition edition from Verso Books (July 22, 2014)
9781781685495 | details & prices | 220 pages | 5.00 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $95.00
About: The financial crisis keeps us on edge and creates a diffuse sense of helplessness.
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from Verso Books (February 7, 2017)
9781786630711 | details & prices | 192 pages | List price $19.95
About: The aftershocks of the economic crisis that began in 2008 still rock the world, and have been followed by a crisis in democratic governance.
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With Patrick Camiller (other contributor) | from Verso Books (June 3, 2014)
9781781685488 | details & prices | 220 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $26.95
About: The financial and economic crisis that began in 2008 still has the world on tenterhooks.

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