From crisis to catastrophe: The death and viral legacies of austere neoliberalism in Europe?
The COVID-19 pandemic is a global event, but what became apparent almost immediately was that while the virus seems indiscriminate, vulnerability and the capacity to mitigate its impact are not spread equally, either between or within countries. Years of austere neoliberalism in Europe have exacerbated inequality and precarity, acting as a ‘pre-existing condition’ onto which the virus has now landed. The question we ask is: when the pandemic subsides, can the underlying conditions of contemporary neoliberalism remain? And what may replace it?
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Citation : Standring, A. and Davies, J.S. (2020) From crisis to catastrophe: The death and viral legacies of austere neoliberalism in Europe? Dialogues in Human Geography,
ISSN : 2043-8206
Research Institute : Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA)
Peer Reviewed : Yes