GV4D4 - week 10

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These are my notes from November 28 for GV4D4 at the London School of Economics for the 2017-2018 school year. I took this module as part of the one-year Inequalities and Social Science MSc program.

The usual disclaimer: all notes are my personal impressions and do not necessarily reflect the view of the lecturer.

The Politics of Crisis and Austerity


Populism and the Economics of Globalization by Dani Rodrik

Published July 2017. On left-wing populism in Latin American and right-wing populism in Europe/US as the result of globalisation shocks. Incidentally, there’s a good 2013 New Left Review article on the term “populism” and its usage over time: Populism and the New Oligarchy (my notes are in Bookmarker).

Austerity by Mark Blyth (chapters 1, 6)

From 2013. I just read the whole book. The basic idea is that austerity is dumb and unjustified, due to a misreading (possibly deliberate) of the causes of the sovereign debt crisis in Europe.

Notes in Bookmarker.