After '08: Social Policy and the Global Financial Crisis

October 1, 2015|
After '08: Social Policy and the Global Financial Crisis by Stephen McBride
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The 2007-08 financial crisis marked a turning point for social policy. World leaders were forced to take a position: Should they entrench neo-liberal policies in response to the crisis? Or should they implement alternative measures to challenge economics as usual?

After ’08 examines how global institutions, such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and International Labour Organization, as well as nation states around the world responded to the crisis. Comparing the experience of Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and North America, contributors gauge the extent to which the neo-liberal landscape has shifted since the onset of the financial crisis and explore the directions social policy has taken. Did the response to the crisis follow a similar trajectory across countries and regions? Or did the diversity in national experiences produce a diversity of policy responses? And, if so, where did alternatives to neo-liberalism emerge?

Stephen McBride is a professor of political science and Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Globalization at McMaster University. He is the co-author (with Heather Whiteside) of Private Affluence, Public Austerity: Economic Crisis and Democratic Malaise in Canada, and co-editor (with Donna Baines) of Orchestrating Austerity: Imp...
Title:After '08: Social Policy and the Global Financial Crisis
Product dimensions:352 pages, 9.3 X 6.5 X 1.1 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 9.3 X 6.5 X 1.1 in
Published:October 1, 2015
Publisher:Ubc Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780774829632

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