2013 AAG Session: Austerity Cities: Bankruptcy, Dispossession, Foreclosure, Privatization and Resistance

Co-organizing with Kevin Ward (Manchester) Cities in a number of countries of the industrialized north are under increasing fiscal pressure as national governments have sought to ‘download’ austerity budgeting.  While for the most part this constitutes continuity rather than change after decades of neo-liberal urbanism it, nevertheless, has increased the fiscal strain on cities. As Read more about 2013 AAG Session: Austerity Cities: Bankruptcy, Dispossession, Foreclosure, Privatization and Resistance[…]

2013 AAG paper

How going broke became fiscal fix: American cities in crisis? Since the 2007 financial crisis, all levels of government have faced growing fiscal strain. At the federal level, a burgeoning deficit has become a much debated political issue. At the state level, stimulus monies have ran dry leaving many governors scrabbling to maintain basic services. Read more about 2013 AAG paper[…]