The Politics of Debt: Essays and Interviews

The Politics of Debt: Essays and Interviews


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The Politics of Debt brings together philosophers, political scientists, and economists and sets them the task of reflecting on the political role played by debt. Focusing on the aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis, particularly in the United States and Europe, the book is split into groups. It contains six essays and five interviews that aim to fully comprehend the political consequences of the economic crisis and specifically of debt.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789042283
Publisher: Hunt, John Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2020
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.63(w) x 8.33(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Dr. Sjoerd van Tuinen is Associate Professor of Philosophy of Man and Culture at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is also a co-founder of the Erasmus Institute for Public Knowledge (EIPK), where he is responsible for a project on European politics of debt and austerity. van Tuinen lives in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Arjen Kleinherenbrink is Assistant Professor in metaphysics and philosophical anthropology at the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen. His research is rooted in French continental philosophy, new materialism, and speculative realism. He lives in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Table of Contents

The "Financial" Crisis: Ten Years Later Arjen Kleinherenbrink Sjoerd van Tuinen 1

1 Debts and Interests from the Perspective of the General Economy Émilie Bernier 12

2 Credit as Political Technology Jean-François Bissonnette 30

3 Debt and Utopia Richard Dienst 42

4 The Politics of Credit Philip Goodchild 59

5 The "Bitter Necessity" of Debt: Neoliberal Finance and the Society of Control Steven Shaviro 74

6 Debt: Managing an Impossible Inheritance Elettra Stimilli 85

7 Interview with Mark Blyth 103

8 Interview with Andrea Fumagalli 119

9 Interview with Costas Lapavitsas 129

10 Interview with Maurizio Lazzarato 145

11 Interview with Tomáš Sedlácek 157

Endnotes 166

References 179

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