After the Coalition: Towards a Transformation or Consolidation of British Capitalism?
In the decade following the 2008 crisis, a populist insurgency engulfed the advanced capitalist world. Britain embodies a pivotal sphere within this wider global reconfiguration. Three core developments reshaped British politics in the two years after the Coalition: the rise of Brexit, the May government and Corbynism. Each of these political forms of course has its own history and future trajectory. But each also embodies a distinctive form of ‘post-crisis British politics’ in the sense that each emerged out of the post-crisis context and each pledged, in different ways, to initiate a far-reaching programme of social and economic reform. Whether these post-crisis reconfigurations will ultimately bring about a transformation or a consolidation of British capitalism remains an open question.
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