Renowned author Ulrike Schuerkens presents an in-depth exploration of social transformations and developments. Combining an international approach with up-to-date research, the book: • Has dedicated chapters on contemporary topics including technology, new media, war and terror, political culture and inequality • Includes an analysis of societal structures – inequality, globalization, transnationalism • Contains learning features including: discussion questions, annotated further reading, chapter summaries, and pointers to online resources to assist with study A must buy for students taking modules in social change, social inequality, social theory, and globalization.

Socio-Economic Impacts of the Global Financial Crisis

Socio-Economic Impacts of the Global Financial Crisis

Summary

This chapter has its origins in a comparative research project involving extensive collection and analysis of primary and secondary materials (scholarly literature, statistical data, and interviews with key actors) on socio-economic outcomes of the global financial crisis in all major world regions during the last years. Offering analytical and comparative insights at the global level, as well as an assessment of the overall social globalization phenomenon, the theoretical overview and the case studies will be useful for scholars, students, NGOs, and policy makers who try to understand the still ongoing outcomes of the financial crises of 2007/2009.

Introduction

The first part of this chapter consists of an analysis of the notions of crisis ...

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