Essays about: "austerity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 34 essays containing the word austerity.

  1. 1. AUSTERITY AND THE SWEDISH POLITICAL ECONOMY: A Case Study on the Rise of the Swedish Consolidation State

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för globala studier

    Author : Max Popovski; [2021-06-29]
    Keywords : democracy; neoliberalism; Sweden; austerity; consolidation state; fiscal consolidation; fiscal framework; globalisation;

    Abstract : Following the 1990-1994 crisis, the Swedish government embarked on an ambitious austerity programme that transformed the Swedish polity beyond recognition. This has given rise to a ‘consolidation state’ that operates based on a strict austerity regime combined with a sacrosanct commitment to attain budget surpluses and never default on its creditors. READ MORE

  2. 2. The middle class and its importance for democracy: A European study of the middle class, decreasing democracy and rising extremism surrounding the financial crisis of 2008-2010

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Albin Nerman; Clara Popenoe Thor; [2021]
    Keywords : Middle class; democracy; EU; extremism; Francis Fukuyama; Seymour Martin Lipset; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : By testing theories from the likes of Seymour Martin Lipset and Francis Fukuyama, this thesis aims to illuminate the correlations between the size of a nation’s middle class and the stability and rigor of its democracy. Using quantitative data on democracy and middle class size in the time surrounding the financial crisis of 2008-2010, this thesis illustrates the parallel declines in both democracy and middle class size in Europe. READ MORE

  3. 3. Wall Street on a Mission I (Re)instating the Legitimacy of Finance for Development: An Analysis of the Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance (GISD)

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Aicha Chabbi; [2021]
    Keywords : SDG funding; global recession; public debt; Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance GIDS ; legitimacy; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : According to estimates advanced by the United Nations, the annual SDG funding gap amounts to $2.5 trillion. The covid-19 pandemic further exacerbated the underlying issues as the global recession led to an unprecedented rise in public debts and economic distress triggered by defaults, capital flights and fiscal austerity. READ MORE

  4. 4. Never Mind the Brexit: Poverty in the UK : A Comparative Qualitative Content Analysis of the Conservative Party’s Poverty and Welfare Discourses, 2015 - 2019

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Institutionen för globala politiska studier (GPS)

    Author : Robert Harrison; [2021]
    Keywords : Poverty; Welfare; Discourse; United Kingdom; European Union; Brexit.;

    Abstract : In a 2018 United Nations (UN) report on extreme poverty and human rights in the United Kingdom, the British government was condemned for their implementation of austerity measures. The Conservative Party, who had instigated and overseen the austerity measures, were accused of dismantling the welfare state and forcing millions of people into poverty. READ MORE

  5. 5. Banking the unbanked: Financial inclusion and economic sustainable development for women? : Decolonial perspectives on the gendered migration-remittances-development nexus

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/REMESO - Institutet för forskning om Migration, Etnicitet och SamhälleLinköpings universitet/Institutionen för kultur och samhälle

    Author : Heidi Källoff; [2020]
    Keywords : Remittances; the global remittance trend; financial inclusion; economic democratization; sustainable development; austerity; gender mainstreaming; migration management; transnational business feminism; decoloniality; decolonialism;

    Abstract : Over the last decade, a new trend of Global Remittances has emerged within the international development community, especially a growing interest in women’s migration and remittances, and their potential for poverty reduction and economic growth. Due to the staggering amount of transnational money transfers, migrant remittances have become a central component in multilateral discussions on alternative development financing, and has been included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). READ MORE