The Guardians of Capitalism: International Consensus and the Technocratic Implementation of Austerity

@article{Mattei2017TheGO,
  title={The Guardians of Capitalism: International Consensus and the Technocratic Implementation of Austerity},
  author={Clara Elisabetta Mattei},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Journal of Law & Society},
  year={2017}
}
Current debates on austerity often forget that these policies are almost 100 years old. This paper explores how the combination of austerity and technocracy acted as a powerful tool to secure the compliance of European countries to socio-economic stabilization after WWI. Austerity emerged as an economic, moral and technocratic message as economic experts sought to educate the restless post-war civil society. This paper analyses primary austerity documents from the international economic… Expand
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