Bringing Precarity to the Political Agenda

  • Vadim KvachevEmail author
Part of the Prekarisierung und soziale Entkopplung – transdisziplinäre Studien book series (PSETS)


Precarity usually is considered to be an economics outcome of the major political changes. In this text the author presents other point of view: precarity is itself a political problem. The current precarious situation is a result of shifts in ideology towards unsustainable autonomous concept of human operating in the neoliberal paradigm. At the system level precarity is the inevitable consequence of the development of global capitalism with its deep integration of inequality and insecurity into the very social fabric of all societies. The spread of precarity is associated with the destruction of the social state and social partnership model. The author argues that precarity is in fact political problem that requires political instruments to be solved.


Precarity Social policy Economic development Political economy Social partnership 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Russian University of EconomicsMoscowRussia

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