Statewatch: Austerity, democracy and civil liberties
7 May 2013 — Statewatch
The new issue of the Statewatch Journal (volume 23 no 1) is now available to download: http://www.statewatch.org/contents/swjournal23n1.html
The Journal has been redesigned and each issue will now have a thematic focus. This issue focuses on the nexus between austerity, civil liberties and democracy.
Discipline and discontent: coalition government extends “slave labour” welfare policy, by Chris Jones
Kick ‘em all out? Anti-politics and post-democracy in the European Union, by Leigh Phillips
Austerity policies also cut rights and liberties in Spain, by Peio M. Aierbe
Using the Italian crisis to impose control: a shift towards a fiscal surveillance state? by Yasha Maccanico
Golden Dawn and the deafening silence of Europe, by Jerome Roos
Collective punishment and pre-emptive policing in times of riot and resistance, by Nick Moss
Belgian ‘municipal fines’ cause growing dissent, by Kees Hudig
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