The 'We' that bear the burden of the European Dilemma - Can 'We' together?
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The paper is divided into five sections. In the first section the political scene is set in which austerity-policies are expressed and terminology introduced. In the second section expressions of austerity-policies are dissected and analysis of reference conditions of such expressions provided. The third section reviews conceptual analysis of intending and acting together and relates it to jointly implementing austerity-policies. In the fourth section economical rationale behind expressions of austerity-policies is evaluated with reference to what in economical theory is called team-reasoning theory. It is concluded, in section five, that given suitably psychologically attuned implementors of austerity-policies, expressions of austerity-policies are economically rational. But we should be sceptical about their economical motivation: if the people whose actions are meant to implement austerity-policies are distinct from the people whose intentions are meant to be carried out, then it might appear, in the long run, that the former bear a burden for the better of the latter.
|Research areas and keywords||
Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||Collegium: Studies Across Disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
Swedish Research Council
2011/01/01 → 2014/12/31
Project: Research › International collaboration, Interdisciplinary research, Individual research project