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From Financial Crisis to Social Change

Towards Alternative Horizons

Editors: Geelan, Torsten, González Hernando, Marcos, Walsh, Peter William (Eds.)

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  • Includes a foreword from Göran Therborn, one of Europe’s most prominent social scientists, on the current socio-economic and political landscape
  • Provides insight into cases of new social movements and protests in Ukraine, Greece, Portugal, Canada, and the UK
  • Focuses on universities, social movements, and political theory as important sources for progressive social change
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About this book

This edited collection critically engages with a range of contemporary issues in the aftermath of the North Atlantic financial crisis that began in 2007. From challenging the erosion of academic authority to the myth that parliamentary democracy is not worth engaging with, it addresses three interrelated questions facing young people today: how to reclaim our universities, how to revitalise our democracy and how to recast politics in the 21st century. 

This book emphasises the crucial importance of generational experience as a wellspring for progressive social change. For it is the young generations who have come of age in a world marred by crises that are at the forefront of challenging the status quo.   

With insight into new social movements and protests in the UK, Canada, Greece and Ukraine, this stimulating collection of works will be invaluable for those teaching, studying and campaigning for alternatives. It will also be of relevance to scholars in social movement studies, the sociology and anthropology of economic life, the sociology of education, social and political theory, and political sociology.

About the authors

Torsten Geelan holds a PhD and MPhil in Sociology from the University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor in Economics and Social Science from the University of Manchester

Marcos González Hernando is Affiliated Researcher at the University of Cambridge and Principal Researcher at FEPS-Think tank for Action on Social Change (TASC)

Peter William Walsh is Affiliated Researcher in the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-12

    Geelan, Torsten (et al.)

  • Consecrating the Elite: Culturally Embedding the Financial Market in the City of London

    Pages 13-30

    Simpson, Alex

  • The Never-Ending Crisis in British Higher Education

    Pages 33-51

    Finn, Mike

  • The Coming Crisis of Academic Authority

    Pages 53-66

    Lybeck, Eric R.

  • Consuming Education

    Pages 67-86

    Pearson, Alice

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Hardcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Financial Crisis to Social Change
Book Subtitle
Towards Alternative Horizons
Editors
  • Torsten Geelan
  • Marcos González Hernando
  • Peter William Walsh
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70600-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70600-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70599-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09972-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 285
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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