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EU aggregate demand as a way out of crisis?: engaging the post-Keynesian critique (2019)
Journal Article
Bieler, A., Jordan, J., & Morton, A. D. (2019). EU aggregate demand as a way out of crisis?: engaging the post-Keynesian critique. Journal of Common Market Studies, doi:10.1111/jcms.12843

Post-Keynesians have delivered an important advance in providing explanations of the Eurozone Crisis, not the least in demonstrating how the formation of the European integration project lacked the means to manage effectively the macroeconomic imbala... Read More

Commodification and ‘the commons’: the politics of privatising public water in Greece and Portugal during the Eurozone Crisis (2017)
Journal Article
Bieler, A., & Jordan, J. (in press). Commodification and ‘the commons’: the politics of privatising public water in Greece and Portugal during the Eurozone Crisis. European Journal of International Relations, doi:10.1177/1354066117728383. ISSN 1354-0661

In response to the Eurozone crisis, austerity and restructuring has been imposed on the European Union’s (EU) peripheral member states in order to receive financial bailout loans. In addition to cuts in funding of essential public services, cuts in p... Read More

Fighting for public water: the first successful European Citizens’ Initiative, “Water and Sanitation are a Human Right” (2017)
Journal Article
Bieler, A. (in press). Fighting for public water: the first successful European Citizens’ Initiative, “Water and Sanitation are a Human Right”

Between May 2012 and September 2013 the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) ‘Water and Sanitation are a Human Right’ successfully collected close to 1.9 million signatures across the European Union (EU), forcing the Commission into an official positi... Read More

What future for Chinese labour and transnational solidarity? (2016)
Journal Article
Bieler, A., & Lee, C. (in press). What future for Chinese labour and transnational solidarity?. Globalizations, doi:10.1080/14747731.2016.1207933. ISSN 1474-7731

In this conclusion we argue that class struggle is central to the future of Chinese workers and the improvement of their situation. Technological upgrading in itself will not automatically result in better working conditions. Moreover, we point out t... Read More

Exploitation and resistance: a comparative analysis of the Chinese cheap labour electronics and high-value added IT sectors. (2016)
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Bieler, A., & Lee, C. (in press). Exploitation and resistance: a comparative analysis of the Chinese cheap labour electronics and high-value added IT sectors. Globalizations, doi:10.1080/14747731.2016.1204698. ISSN 1474-7731

This article compares the electronics sector in the area of Shenzhen, based on cheap labour assembling goods for export, with the IT sector in the area of Shanghai, relying on a more skilled workforce manufacturing high-value added goods. It is asked... Read More

‘Axis of evil or access to diesel?: spaces of new imperialism and the Iraq war’ (2015)
Journal Article
Bieler, A., & Morton, A. D. (2015). ‘Axis of evil or access to diesel?: spaces of new imperialism and the Iraq war’. Historical Materialism, 23(2), doi:10.1163/1569206X-12341412. ISSN 1465-4466

The invasion of Iraq in 2003 was waged by the so-called ‘Coalition of the Willing’. This paper will examine how the war was a space in the ongoing geographical extension of global capitalism linked to U.S. foreign policy. Was it simply the decision b... Read More

Uneven and combined development and unequal exchange: the second wind of neoliberal ‘free trade’? (2014)
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Bieler, A., & Morton, A. D. (2014). Uneven and combined development and unequal exchange: the second wind of neoliberal ‘free trade’?. Globalizations, 11(1), doi:10.1080/14747731.2014.860334. ISSN 1474-7731

With capitalist social relations emerging in a prior system of absolutist states in Europe, the outward expansion of capitalism through conditions of uneven and combined development became dependent on the existence of multiple political entities. St... Read More