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Reconfiguring European States in Crisis$
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Desmond King and Patrick Le Galès

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198793373

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793373.001.0001

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States of Crisis

States of Crisis

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(p.394) 20 States of Crisis
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Reconfiguring European States in Crisis
Author(s):

Olivier Borraz

Lydie Cabane

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793373.003.0020

Since the beginning of the 2000s, crisis management has become prominent in Europe as well as in the US. Expert discourses on world turbulences and the multiplication of crises proliferate and shape policies and representations on crises. Looking at the development of crisis management structures in the US and in Europe, this chapter argues that what is at stake is a redefinition of the boundaries of the state. The neoliberal context pushes states to reduce their welfare interventions, while affirming their capacity to tackle social, economic, and environmental disruptions, caused by the very own policies they put in place to maintain their legitimacy.

Keywords:   state, crisis, emergencies, disaster, neoliberal reforms

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