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Austerity, human rights and Europe’s accountability gap

Salomon, Margot E. (2014) Austerity, human rights and Europe’s accountability gap. openDemocracy: openGlobalRights Blog (18 Mar 2014). Website.

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Abstract

There is a line in Ferdinand Mount’s book The New Few, on inequality, greed and the dual crises of politics and capitalism, where he remarks: “The trouble is that, on the whole politicians can only think about one thing at a time”. Here Mount refers to the focus in the 1980s and 1990s on the dire economic state of Britain but, he notes, in the process, “… other abiding imperatives were lost sight of [including]: the need to maintain the shape of our democratic institutions” that would protect Britain from the worst harms of the free market.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: https://www.opendemocracy.net/openglobalrights-blo...
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: Law
LSE Human Rights
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Departments > Law
Research centres and groups > Centre for the Study of Human Rights
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2014 11:09
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2020 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59207

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