EU aggregate demand as a way out of crisis? Engaging the post-Keynesian critique
Post-Keynesians have delivered an important advance in providing explanations of the Eurozone Crisis, not the least in demonstrating how the formation of the European integration project lacked the means to manage effectively the macroeconomic imbalances between ‘core’ and ‘peripheral’ spaces across the region. Through a critical engagement with such descriptions, this article argues that to account more adequately for the formation of the asymmetrical and crisis-ridden forms of development across the Eurozone, it is necessary to focus on the uneven and combined development of Europe’s ‘peripheral’ spaces and their integration into an expanded free trade regime since the 1980s. It is through a focus on the structuring condition of uneven and combined development shaped by capitalist social relations of production and attendant class struggles that we can better locate the origins of the present crisis.
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Citation : Bieler, A., Jordan, J., and Morton, A. D. (2019) EU Aggregate Demand As a Way out of Crisis? Engaging the Post‐Keynesian Critique. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies,
Research Group : Centre for Urban Research on Austerity
Research Institute : People, Organisations and Work Institute (POWI)
Peer Reviewed : Yes