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Another #AltAusterity Book Available Now!

A collected works on the lived experiences of austerity is now available:

Oct 26, 2017

Good morning #AltAusterity friends! New from UFT Press is Austerity: The Lived Experience -- a collected works by academic and NGO researchers on austerity from Canada and internationally, including some of the project's partners and colleagues--all edited by our very own Drs. Bryan Evans and Stephen McBride!

The text includes contributions from Canada, the UK, Ireland, and Germany, and delves into the everyday effects, politics, and dynamics of austerity.

From the University of Toronto Press:

"Economically, austerity policies cannot be seen to work in the way elite interests claim that they do. Rather than soften the blow of the economic and financial crisis of 2008 for ordinary citizens, policies of austerity slow growth and lead to increased inequality. While political consent for such policies may have been achieved, it was reached amidst significant levels of disaffection and strong opposition to the extremes of austerity.

The authors build their analysis in three sections, looking alternatively at theoretical and ideological dimensions of the lived experience of austerity; how austerity plays out in various public sector occupations and policy domains; and the class dimensions of austerity. The result is a ground-breaking contribution to the study of austerity politics and policies."

This new work is available for purchase on the University of Toronto Press website. Find it here: