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    Where are the Pots and Pans? Collective Responses in Ireland to Neoliberalization in a Time of Crisis: Learning from Latin America


    Cannon, Barry and Murphy, Mary (2015) Where are the Pots and Pans? Collective Responses in Ireland to Neoliberalization in a Time of Crisis: Learning from Latin America. Irish Political Studies, 30 (1). pp. 1-19. ISSN 0790-7184

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    Abstract

    Since 2008, Ireland has experienced a profound multi-faceted crisis, stemming from the collapse of the financial and property sectors. Despite enduring six years of neoliberal austerity measures in response to this situation, popular protest has been muted. Using Silva's [(2009) Challenging Neoliberalism in Latin America (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press)] framework of analysis of popular responses in Latin America to that region's debt crisis of the 1980s and 1990s, this article seeks to investigate why this has been the case. We assess how the crisis is being framed among popular and civil society groups, and whether increased associational and collective power is developing. In doing so, we look at processes of intra-group cooperation, cross-group cooperation and framing and brokerage mechanisms. We then ask, where such processes exist, if they can lead to a comprehensive challenge to the neoliberal policies currently being implemented, as happened in much of Latin America. We conclude that the crisis has not yet reached sufficient depth or longevity to foster a more robust popular response, but propose that analysis of similar processes in Latin America can help us understand better why this is the case, not just in Ireland, but in other countries of Europe experiencing similar situations.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Collective Responses; Ireland; Neoliberalization; Crisis; Latin America; neoliberal; austerity; financial crisis;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 8972
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/07907184.2014.942292
    Depositing User: Barry Cannon
    Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2017 15:42
    Journal or Publication Title: Irish Political Studies
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
    Refereed: Yes
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