The Crisis Conundrum

How To Reconcile Economy And Society

  • Mauro Magatti

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About this book


This collection addresses the path to a new prosperity after the Great Recession. The contributors ask that if the 2008 crisis proved the unsustainability of the neoliberal development model, what does well-being mean today in advanced western democracies? What kind of production and consumption will be a feature of the coming decades? What are the financial, economic, institutional and social innovations needed to reconcile economy and society after decades of disembedding? The Crisis Conundrum offers an interdisciplinary interpretation of the crisis as an opportunity to reform capitalism and consumption societies, structurally as well as culturally.

Students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, economics, development studies and European studies, with find this book of interest.


Recession Neo-Liberalism Debt Consumerism Inequality Finance anthropology wealth

Editors and affiliations

  • Mauro Magatti
    • 1
  1. 1.Università Cattolica del Sacro CuoreMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-47863-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-47864-7
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