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Countering precarity: social resilience through a political economy of trust

Azmanova, Albena (2020) Countering precarity: social resilience through a political economy of trust. In: Korosteleva, Elena and Flockhart, Trine, eds. Resilience in EU and International Institutions: Redefining Local Ownership in a New Global Governance Agenda. Routledge, London. ISBN 978-0-367-54391-4. E-ISBN 978-1-00-308911-7. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:79981)

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Abstract

This chapter explores the socio-economic parameters that shape experiences of security and vulnerability. It argues that contemporary capitalism has generated not just a precarious class, a “precariat” (Guy Standing), but a precarious multitude, with experiences of precarity cutting across gender, age, class and occupational differences. Policy efforts and intellectual critique have so far focused either on fighting inequality through redistribution or on a revival of the post-WWII, bureaucratic welfare state. As an alternative, this chapter will articulate a policy set that fosters societal and personal resilience by building what I have conceptualized as “political economy of trust”. These are reforms which counter social and economic insecurity at the level of interpersonal relations and interactions, with a focus on logistics of equitable distribution of risks and opportunities.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: precariat, precarity, globalisation, trust, pandemic, insecurity, globalisation, critical theory, European Union
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions and public administration (Europe)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Centre for Critical Thought
Depositing User: Albena Azmanova
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2020 16:47 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2021 13:27 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/79981 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Azmanova, Albena: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2471-2016
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