European Parliament Library

The pedagogy of economic, political and social crises, dynamics, construals and lessons, edited by Bob Jessop and Karim Knio

Summary
Crises have been studied in many disciplines and from diverse perspectives for at least 150 years. Yet recent decades have seen a marked increase in the crisis literature, reflecting growing awareness of crisis phenomena from the 1970s onwards. Responding to this mainstream literature, this edited collection makes six key innovations. First, it distinguishes between crises as event and crises as process, as well as crises as accidental events or as the result of system-generated processes. Second, it distinguishes crises that can be managed through established crisis-management routines from crises of crisis management. Third, it focuses on the symptomatology of crisis, i.e., the challenge of moving crisis symptoms to understanding underlying causes as a basis for decisive action. Fourth, it goes beyond the clichae that crises are both threat and opportunity by distinguishing valid accounts of the origins and present nature of a crisis, from more speculative accounts of what potentially exists. Fifth, it explores how crises can disorient conventional wisdom, thus provoking efforts to interpret and learn about crises and draw lessons after a crisis has ended. Finally, the sixth element is the move away from the conventional focus on executive authorities and disaster management agencies, instead turning attention towards how other social forces construe crises and attempt to learn from them. Offering important insights into the pedagogy of crisis throughout, this collection will offer excellent reading to both researchers and postgraduate students
Table Of Contents
Part I: Introducing some key themes: Introduction: organizational perspectives on crisiology and learning -- The diversity of crisis literatures and learning processes -- Valid construals and/or correct readings? on the symptomatology of crises -- Part II: Resilience in and through crises: The 2008 crisis and the resilience of the neo-liberal order -- Crises are the new normal: governing through resilience -- Part III: Non-learning, fantasy learning, and potential learning: Vision and ideology in economic theory: the post-crisis persistence of mainstream general equilibrium macroeconomics -- The crisis in democracy and authoritarian neoliberalism after the Eurozone crisis: fantastic debates and power as affording not to learn from mistakes -- After the crisis: lessons on economic and political paradigms and policies -- Part IV: Fetishistic or reflexive learning?: The EU's competitiveness fetish: industrial renaissance through internal devaluation, really? -- The legitimacy crisis within international criminal justice and the importance of critical, reflexive learning -- Part V: Limits to learning and the scope for overcoming them: Insouciance, indifference and any inspiration in the face of emergent global crises? -- The permanent crisis of development aid -- Crisis, common sense and the limits to learning in EU external governance -- Part VI: Conclusion: Critical realism, symptomatology and the pedagogy of crisis -- Index
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (307 pages).
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781351665735

Library Locations

  • EP Library Strasbourg

    7 Place Adrien Zeller, Allée du Printemps, Strasbourg, F-67070, FR
    Borrow
  • EP Library Luxembourg

    Rue du Fort Thüngen, Luxembourg, L-1313, LU
    Borrow
  • EP Library Brussels

    60 rue Wiertz, Brussels, B-1047, BE
    Borrow