Navigating Austerity

This is a critical measure derived from the ethical concerns of people affected by national policies. It places issues of redistribution and inequality at the fore of public and environmental plans.

Author: Laura Bear

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780804789479

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Navigating Austerity addresses a key policy question of our era: what happens to society and the environment when austerity dominates political and economic life? To get to the heart of this issue, Laura Bear tells the stories of boatmen, shipyard workers, hydrographers, port bureaucrats and river pilots on the Hooghly River, a tributary of the Ganges that flows into the Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean. Through their accounts, Bear traces the hidden currents of state debt crises and their often devastating effects. Taking the reader on a voyage along the river, Bear reveals how bureaucrats, entrepreneurs and workers navigate austerity policies. Their attempts to reverse the decline of ruined public infrastructures, environments and urban spaces lead Bear to argue for a radical rethinking of economics according to a social calculus. This is a critical measure derived from the ethical concerns of people affected by national policies. It places issues of redistribution and inequality at the fore of public and environmental plans. Concluding with proposals for restoring more just long term social obligations, Bear suggests new practices of state financing and ways to democratize fiscal policy. Her aim is to transform sovereign debt from a financial problem into a widely debated ethical and political issue. Navigating Austerity contributes to policy studies as well as to the understanding of today's global injustices. It also develops new theories about the significance of state debt, speculation and time for contemporary capitalism. Sited on a single body of water flowing with rhythms of circulation, renewal and transformation, this ambitious and accessible book will be of interest to specialists and general readers.

Navigating Austerity

Navigating. Austerity. ACross the world public debate and political decision-
making now center on the problem of sovereign debt repayment. Collectively, we
are faced with the question of how to navigate public austerity and fiscal crisis.

Author: Laura Bear

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804795541

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Navigating Austerity addresses a key policy question of our era: what happens to society and the environment when austerity dominates political and economic life? To get to the heart of this issue, Laura Bear tells the stories of boatmen, shipyard workers, hydrographers, port bureaucrats and river pilots on the Hooghly River, a tributary of the Ganges that flows into the Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean. Through their accounts, Bear traces the hidden currents of state debt crises and their often devastating effects. Taking the reader on a voyage along the river, Bear reveals how bureaucrats, entrepreneurs and workers navigate austerity policies. Their attempts to reverse the decline of ruined public infrastructures, environments and urban spaces lead Bear to argue for a radical rethinking of economics according to a social calculus. This is a critical measure derived from the ethical concerns of people affected by national policies. It places issues of redistribution and inequality at the fore of public and environmental plans. Concluding with proposals for restoring more just long term social obligations, Bear suggests new practices of state financing and ways to democratize fiscal policy. Her aim is to transform sovereign debt from a financial problem into a widely debated ethical and political issue. Navigating Austerity contributes to policy studies as well as to the understanding of today's global injustices. It also develops new theories about the significance of state debt, speculation and time for contemporary capitalism. Sited on a single body of water flowing with rhythms of circulation, renewal and transformation, this ambitious and accessible book will be of interest to specialists and general readers.

Strategic Choices

To help inform this debate, CSBA conducted a series of strategic choices exercises in which experts from across the defense community were given the task of altering DoD's strategy and capabilities while implementing budget cuts of roughly ...

Author: Todd Harrison

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Military planning

Page: 23

View: 453

"The report is based on the insights developed through a series of exercises that CSBA conducted during the summer of 2012. The exercises sought to inform the debate on the way defense resources are allocated in light of declining budgets, the evolving threat environment and the changing DoD's priorities.The participants of these exercises included congressional staff from both parties and chambers; DoD civilians and former military officers from all Services; defense experts from industry; and thought leaders from other think tanks. They were organized into teams and asked to adapt DoD's strategy and mix of capabilities over a ten-year game period in light of emerging security challenges while implementing cuts of the magnitude required by sequestration. Because a straight application of sequestration would not present the opportunity to make meaningful choices, exercise participants were given a plausible alternative to sequestration calling for roughly the same level of total cuts over ten years but with the flexibility to target the cuts in a thoughtful manner. Teams were also provided with DoD's current strategic guidance as a starting point for their initial discussions. Teams were asked to identify ways in which they would recommend modifying the defense strategy given the new fiscal guidance and their individual team assessments of future security challenges. To facilitate the exercise and help ensure players focused on their strategic choices rather simply meeting budget targets, CSBA developed a rebalancing tool-- a database of more than 300 pre-costed budget options to cut or add in each move. The budget options in the tool included new and legacy weapon systems, major force structure elements, basing, personnel, readiness, and key capability areas, such as space and cyber."--CSBA web site.

Hooghly

Bear, Navigating austerity, p. 2. 47. Mallet, River of life, river of death, p. ... an
important anthropological contribution to our understanding of the impact of
austerity on those living and working on the Hooghly today. See esp. pp. 31–51.
50. Bear ...

Author: Robert Ivermee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1787385167

Category: History

Page:

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The Hooghly, a distributary of the Ganges flowing south to the Bay of Bengal, is now little known outside of India. Yet for centuries it was a river of truly global significance, attracting merchants, missionaries, mercenaries, statesmen, laborers and others from Europe, Asia and beyond. Hooghly seeks to restore the waterway to the heart of global history. Focusing in turn on the role of and competition between those who struggled to control the river--the Portuguese, the Mughals, the Dutch, the French and finally the British, who built their imperial capital, Calcutta, on its banks--the author considers how the Hooghly was integrated into global networks of encounter and exchange, and the dramatic consequences that ensued. Traveling up and down the river, Robert Ivermee explores themes of enduring concern, among them the dynamics of modern capitalism and the power of large corporations; migration and human trafficking; the role of new technologies in revolutionizing social relations; and the human impact on the natural world. The Hooghly's global history, he concludes, may offer lessons for India as it emerges as a world superpower.

Navigating the Shoals

Under strict austerity measures the capacity of the Universities to fulfill the key
mission and run their activities was severely affected . As a way forward , the
University of Dar es Salaam and Sokoine National University of Agriculture for
instance ...

Author: International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers. Annual Conference

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Aquatic science libraries

Page: 157

View: 933


Doubt Conflict Mediation

Reopening a question fundamental to the disciplines of anthropology and sociology, this volume challenges existing approaches to capitalist time.

Author: Laura Bear

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781118903872

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

View: 639

Doubt, Conflict, Mediation is an interdisciplinary examination and reassessment of standard assumptions in social theory about modern time. Rethinks capitalist and neo-liberal conceptions of time from both a sociological and anthropological perspective Blends innovative and rich ethnographic studies from around the world with clear theoretical approaches Examines the timescapes of a variety of institutions and social movements, such as biotech laboratories, civic organizations, planning offices, global sea-trade, urban squatting, and state bureaucracies

Navigating Failure

EXTRAVAGANT BANKRUPT : James Watson Webb ( National Cyclopedia of
American Biography , Lilly Library , Duke University ) . tion of the late 1830s with
a policy of personal austerity , he still would have battled to pay his creditors .

Author: Edward J. Balleisen

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

View: 834

Using rich and previously overlooked court records generated by the 1841 Federal Bankruptcy Act, Edward Balleisen explores the economic roots and social meanings of bankruptcy, assessing the impact of widespread insolvency on the evolution of American law, business culture, and commercial society.

Health Policy in a Time of Crisis

Grounded in critical medical anthropology, the book situates access to publicly funded abortion care in the context of austerity and ongoing threats to recently liberalized laws, examining the actual levels of access in the region.

Author: Bayla Ostrach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315308657

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

View: 381

Health Policy in a Time of Crisis is a vivid ethnographic account of women and providers navigating the Catalan health system to obtain and provide publicly funded abortion care. Grounded in critical medical anthropology, the book situates access to publicly funded abortion care in the context of austerity and ongoing threats to recently liberalized laws, examining the actual levels of access in the region. In so doing, it examines the disparities experienced by immigrant and other women, documenting the diverse approaches adopted to overcome obstacles to care. Using accounts from both providers and women seeking care, Ostrach’s richly grounded analysis illuminates a healthcare system during a period of economic crisis and disagreement over reproductive governance. Researched against a backdrop of growing movements against austerity and for Catalan independence, the result is at once a study of true access to public health care in times of crisis and a compelling account of some women’s determination to go to any length to get the health care they need. Engagingly written, it will make interesting reading for scholars and students of anthropology and public health, as well as policymakers and the general reader concerned with the politics of abortion and public health.

Navigating the Rapids 1918 1971

... bitter intrigues of the European powers , often directed against us ; the
corruption of some of his Tammany friends ; the bickering and self - seeking
which went on all around him . But more austerity would have prevented him from
meeting all ...

Author: Adolf A. Berle (Jr.)

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P

ISBN:

Category: United States

Page: 859

View: 335


Sea Breezes

In this austerity tourist - class 1 , 725 passengers could be carried . ... Faslane
she looked exactly as she had done when she left the Tail of the Bank in 1914 ,
except for the new wheelhouse and chartroom built on her upper navigating
bridge .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Shipping

Page:

View: 791


Public Sector Transformation 2012

While 2012 may be a year of government austerity, this economic environment increases the need for effective change management. Now is the time to do more with less and to ensure every individual contributes more.

Author:

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ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 350

While 2012 may be a year of government austerity, this economic environment increases the need for effective change management. Now is the time to do more with less and to ensure every individual contributes more. To do more with less, you must do things differently.

Safeguarding human rights in times of economic crisis

Europeans are living through the deepest economic recession since World War II. What began as a meltdown in the global financial system in 2008 has been transformed into a new political reality of austerity which threatens over six decades ...

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 64

View: 567

Europeans are living through the deepest economic recession since World War II. What began as a meltdown in the global financial system in 2008 has been transformed into a new political reality of austerity which threatens over six decades of social solidarity and expanding human rights protection across Council of Europe member states. Austerity measures have exacerbated the already severe human consequences of the economic crisis marked by record levels of unemployment. The whole spectrum of human rights has been affected and many vulnerable groups of people have been hit disproportionately. Poverty, including child deprivation, is deepening and is likely to have long-term effects. The economic crisis is also undermining the capacity of central and local authorities to ensure human rights protection. Human rights provide a universal normative framework and operational redlines within which governments’ economic and social policies must function. This Issue Paper provides practical guidance to governments in navigating the historic opportunities and difficult policy choices they face in upholding human rights in times of economic constraint. The critical role of ombudsmen, human rights commissions and equality bodies is also highlighted. The Commissioner for Human Rights proposes a set of actionable recommendations which help forge a new path along which governments can align their economic recovery policies with their commitments for human rights. It is necessary to reinvigorate the European social model based on the foundation of human dignity, inter-generational solidarity and access to justice for all.

Carnegie Magazine

They cannot maintain themselves or their [ Continued from page 45 ] self -
respect without the old sturdy quali Because of the loss of the sounding lead , ties
of Queen Victoria , without austerity , our navigating was more than shabby , but
self ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American periodicals

Page:

View: 248


The Painting Collection of the Banco Nacional de M xico

... crew members navigating in space amidst a setting of chromatic austerity . Two
years later she paints Leap to the Horizon ( 1969 ) a canvas that recalls the
pictograms that primitive man made spontaneously and free of all social norms .

Author: Banco Nacional de México

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Painters

Page: 753

View: 553


Routledge Handbook of Contemporary European Social Movements

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary European Social Movements offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary overview of the analysis of European social movements, helping to orient scholars and students navigating a rapidly evolving field ...

Author: Cristina Flesher Fominaya

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351025163

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

View: 821

European social movements have become increasingly visible in recent years, generating intense public debates. From anti-austerity and pro-democracy movements to right-wing nationalist movements, these movements expose core conflicts around European democracy, identity, politics and society. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary European Social Movements offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary overview of the analysis of European social movements, helping to orient scholars and students navigating a rapidly evolving field while developing a new agenda for research in the area. The book is divided into eight sections: Visions of Europe; Contemporary models of democracy; Historical evolution of major European movements; Feminism and sexualities; Movement diffusion within and beyond Europe; Anti-austerity movements; Technopolitical and media movements; and Movements, parties and movement-parties. Key theories and empirical trajectories of core movements, their central issues, debates and impacts are covered, with a focus on how these have influenced and been influenced by their European context. Democracy, and how social movements understand it, renew it, or undermine it, forms a core thread that runs through the book. Written in a clear and direct style, the Handbook provides a key resource for students and scholars hoping to understand the key debates and innovations unfolding in the heart of European social movements and how these affect broader debates on such areas as democracy, human rights, the right to the city, feminism, neoliberalism, nationalism, migration and European values, identity and politics. Extensive references and sources will direct readers to areas of further study.

The Social Licence for Financial Markets

This book is about what Mark Carney has called ‘the social licence for financial markets’ and how it can point us towards a more sustainable future.

Author: David Rouch

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9783030402198

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

View: 946

This book is about what Mark Carney has called ‘the social licence for financial markets’ and how it can point us towards a more sustainable future. Author David Rouch argues that what it reveals contrasts sharply with the usual portrayals of markets as places of unrestrained financial self-interest. Drawing attention to a more complex reality and the presence of justice-focused aspirations in finance can positively impact individual, institutional, and systemic behaviour: change, not imposed by regulators, but emerging from the very substance of market relationships. The finance sector should have a key role in addressing humanity’s increasingly pressing sustainability challenges. Yet the relationship between finance and society has not recovered from the 2008 crisis and the scandals and austerity that followed. The Covid-19 pandemic and its economic fallout is sharpening some of the issues and creating new ones. Recognising that financial markets operate subject to a social licence has the potential to galvanise market participants in tackling these challenges, strengthening social solidarity on which markets also depend, and to provide coordinates for navigating a way through the post-pandemic social, political and economic landscape.

The End of the World as We Know It

Here is a book that lives up to the task." —Gabriel Kuhn, editor of All Power to the Councils!

Author: Deric Shannon

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 1849351872

Category: Political Science

Page: 536

View: 693

Neither austerity nor reform will save us. Real alternatives mean real change.

The History of the XII Royal Lancers Prince of Wales s

... efficiency with only a limited austerity , working on the sound principle ' that any
bloody fool can be uncomfortable ' . Troop - leaders had developed the
complicated art of navigating and fighting at the same time ; a job demanding , it
seems ...

Author: Patrick Findlater Stewart

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 515

View: 921


The Philosophy and Future of Graduate Education

What I would like to know in navigating the stormy seas of austerity is what you
would use as stars and benchmarks . A : Just to go back to Toynbee again : a
challenge sometimes produces a response , but by no means always . Austerity ...

Author: William K. Frankena

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 259

View: 774

Explores graduate education as it faces declining enrollments and a shortage of job opportunities for college teachers.

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary European Social Movements

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary European Social Movements offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary overview of the analysis of European social movements, helping to orient scholars and students navigating a rapidly evolving field ...

Author: Taylor & Francis Group

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781032084220

Category:

Page: 412

View: 992

European social movements have become increasingly visible in recent years, generating intense public debates. From anti-austerity and pro-democracy movements to right-wing nationalist movements, these movements expose core conflicts around European democracy, identity, politics and society. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary European Social Movements offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary overview of the analysis of European social movements, helping to orient scholars and students navigating a rapidly evolving field while developing a new agenda for research in the area. The book is divided into eight sections: Visions of Europe; Contemporary models of democracy; Historical evolution of major European movements; Feminism and sexualities; Movement diffusion within and beyond Europe; Anti-austerity movements; Technopolitical and media movements; and Movements, parties and movement-parties. Key theories and empirical trajectories of core movements, their central issues, debates and impacts are covered, with a focus on how these have influenced and been influenced by their European context. Democracy, and how social movements understand it, renew it, or undermine it, forms a core thread that runs through the book. Written in a clear and direct style, the Handbook provides a key resource for students and scholars hoping to understand the key debates and innovations unfolding in the heart of European social movements and how these affect broader debates on such areas as democracy, human rights, the right to the city, feminism, neoliberalism, nationalism, migration and European values, identity and politics. Extensive references and sources will direct readers to areas of further study.