Paperback Buying time : the delayed crisis of democratic capitalism / Wolfgang Streeck ; translated by Patrick Camiller.
Publication year: 2014
Publisher: London : Verso,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781781685488 (pbk.) :
Translated from the German.
The financial crisis keeps us on edge and creates a diffuse sense of helplessness. Well-nigh unfathomable problems lead to measures that seem like emergency operations on the open heart of the Western world, performed with no knowledge of the patient's clinical history. The gravity of the situation is matched by the paucity of our understanding of it, and of how it came about in the first place. In this book, compiled from his Adorno Lectures given in Frankfurt, Wolfgang Streeck lays bare the roots of the present financial, fiscal and economic crisis, seeing it as part of the long neoliberal transformation of postwar capitalism that began in the 1970s.
Original title: Gekaufte Zeit. English
xviii, 220 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm