After the Financial Crisis

Shifting Legal, Economic and Political Paradigms

  • Pablo Iglesias-Rodriguez
  • Anna Triandafyllidou
  • Ruby Gropas

Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology book series (PSEPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Pablo Iglesias-Rodríguez, Ruby Gropas, Anna Triandafyllidou
    Pages 1-20
  3. A Change in Regulation Paradigms

  4. Shifts in Monetary and Economic Policy Dogma

  5. Politics and Civil Society Under Pressure

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 347-353

About this book


This international collection studies how the financial crisis of 2007 and the ensuing economic and political crises in Europe and North America have triggered a process of change in the field of economics, law and politics. Contributors to this book argue that both elites and citizens have had to rethink the nature of the market, the role of the state as a market regulator and as a provider of welfare, the role of political parties in representing society’s main political and social cleavages, the role of civil society in voicing the concerns of citizens, and the role of the citizen as the ultimate source of power in a democracy but also as a fundamentally powerless subject in a global economy.

The book studies the actors, the areas and the processes that have carried forward the change and proposes the notion of ‘incomplete paradigm shift’ to analyse this change. Its authors explore the multiple dimensions of paradigm shifts and their differentiated evolution, arguing that today we witness an incomplete paradigm shift of financial regulations, economic models and welfare systems, but a stillbirth of a new political and economic paradigm.


civil society european politics economics Paradigm shift Occupy Indignados Labour market Financial regulation paradigm shift Social investment

Editors and affiliations

  • Pablo Iglesias-Rodriguez
    • 1
  • Anna Triandafyllidou
    • 2
  • Ruby Gropas
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Law, Politics and SociologyUniversity of SussexBrightonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.RSCAS, Villa La FonteEuropean University InstituteSan Domenico di FiesoleItaly
  3. 3.Law FacultyDemocritus University of ThraceKomotiniGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-50954-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-50956-7
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