Repoliticising depoliticisation:Theoretical preliminaries on some responses to the American fiscal and Eurozone debt crises

Jessop, Bob (2014) Repoliticising depoliticisation:Theoretical preliminaries on some responses to the American fiscal and Eurozone debt crises. Policy and Politics, 42 (2). pp. 207-223. ISSN 0305-5736

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Abstract

Politicisation, depoliticisation, and repoliticisation are basic and interrelated concepts in political analysis. They may also describe specific political strategies in relatively stable, turbulent or crisisprone periods or concrete conjunctures. This article aims to clarify the chameleon-like concept of depoliticisation by distinguishing its different levels and forms. It also applies these distinctions to two cases of 'depoliticisation' in the fiscal politics of the North Atlantic Financial Crisis (NAFC). The magnitude, duration, and depth of this crisis have prompted an intriguing mix of de- and repoliticisation strategies. These are evident in the manufactured hysteria about the 'fiscal cliff' in the USA and the attempts to impose technocratic government and a new economic constitution in the Eurozone. The conclusion offers some general reflections.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Policy and Politics
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300/2308
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Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 128392
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 19 Oct 2018 10:42
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2020 04:47
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/128392

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