Buying Time: The Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism

The monetary and monetary quandary that all started in 2008 nonetheless has the realm on tenterhooks. The gravity of the location is matched by way of a basic paucity of realizing approximately what's occurring and the way it started. 

In this booklet, in keeping with his 2012 Adorno Lectures given in Frankfurt, Wolfgang Streeck locations the main issue within the context of the lengthy neoliberal transformation of postwar capitalism that begun within the Nineteen Seventies. He analyses the following tensions and conflicts concerning states, governments, citizens and capitalist pursuits, as expressed in inflation, public debt, and emerging inner most indebtedness. Streeck strains the transformation of the tax country right into a debt country, and from there into the consolidation nation of this day. on the centre of the research is the altering dating among capitalism and democracy, in Europe and in different places, and the advancing immunization of the previous opposed to the latter.

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