ERIC Number: EJ1021793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
Spatial and Financial Fixes and the Global Financial Crisis: Does Labour Have the Knowledge and Power to Meet the Challenge?
International Journal of Lifelong Education, v32 n6 p690-704 2013
Five years after the global financial crisis, and trillions of dollars in stimulus spending later, the crisis not only remains unresolved, but risks entering a new deeper phase in southern Europe. The global turbulence, although experienced with differing degrees of intensity and dislocation around the world, manifests as high unemployment, industrial slow-down, extensive austerity measures and a range of health and financial pressures passed on to working and unemployed people. One response by governments has been a renewed emphasis on "skill" as a means to work through the crisis and reposition the national economy for a post-crisis world. This paper questions this emphasis suggesting that if skill is the answer then the wrong question is being asked. The concept of "fixes" is used to examine changes in production and work, before discussing the limitations of organized labour's response to the crisis.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Climate, Labor Relations, Skills, Skill Development, Education Work Relationship, Labor Market, Labor Force
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; Australia; Canada; United States