Overige zaken > Linkjes

Capitalist crisis, corporate power, subverted democracy


Does business occupy a privileged position in capitalism? Why do indebted countries not default more often? And do we really live in a democracy?
By Jerome Roos On June 6, 2012

Over the past year, in addition to setting up, editing and writing for ROAR, I have kept busy with research for a PhD thesis at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. My project, which investigates the structural power of the financial sector in sovereign debt crises, takes a comparative-historical perspective and looks at the evolution of debtor-creditor relations in contemporary capitalism — from the 15th century until today — and with a particular focus on three major debt crises in the neoliberal era: Mexico in the 1980s, Argentina in 1999-’02 and Greece in 2009-’12.

While I haven’t started the research itself (I’m off to Mexico for the first round of fieldwork later this summer), I have written two papers that deal with the broad thematics of my topic. One looks at the ‘invisible hand’ of the financial sector in sovereign debt crises; the other at business power in democratic capitalism. Since I spent quite a bit of time writing these assignments that no one other than my supervisor will read, I decided to publish them on ROAR for public consumption. Those of you who want to get a more in-depth perspective on some of the themes we’ve covered on ROAR might find this interesting.

Structural Power: The ‘Invisible Hand’ of the Financial Sector in Sovereign Debt Crises

The Political Economy of Business Power: Comparative and International Perspectives

Bron: http://roarmag.org/2012/06/capitalist-crisis-business-power-and-the-threat-to-democracy

edit door Xhairy; links gecorrigeerd


[0] Berichtenindex

Naar de volledige versie