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The Janus face of austerity politics

Autonomy and dependence in contemporary Spain

Susana Narotzky

erasing class and dismantling social security systems. A recent Guardian article 1 speaking about the protests in Hong Kong and Chile pointed at the young age of the protesters and declared that class-based struggles had shifted and transformed into

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Into and Out of Citizenship, through Personal Tax Payments

Romanian Migrants’ Leveraging of British Self-Employment

Dora-Olivia Vicol

convince clerks who interviewed him for a social security number (known in the UK as a National Insurance number or NINO) that the work arrangements he secured as a carpenter amounted to ‘genuine’ self-employment. Without a NINO, in turn, he could not apply

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From Toilet Paper Wars to #ViralKindness?

COVID-19, Solidarity and the Basic Income Debate in Australia

Anne Décobert

formed outside Centrelink offices, 1 existing social security systems were rapidly overwhelmed. At the same time, the federal government's response to the crisis has reproduced systemic inequalities and exclusions, despite Prime Minister Scott Morrison

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Desired formality

Labor migration, black markets, and the state in Chile

Sofía Ugarte

in Santiago, 4 migrants are issued a renewable work permit that shows they can legally work in the country. Only with a work permit, a temporary work visa, and regular social security payments are they then able to apply for permanent residence

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Consistent inconsistency

New reflections on migrants, the state, and the contingencies of law

Georgina Ramsay

relational capital to strategise policy outcomes. In chapter 4, we see how complex new social security systems create confusion, which leaves those in advisory positions ample opportunity to not only provide information about the law and policy but also shape

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The Position of “the South” and “South-South Migration” in Policy and Programmatic Responses to Different Forms of Migration

An Interview with Francesco Carella

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Francesco Carella

), but as consumers of goods and services. They also create jobs, develop markets, contribute to social security systems, and act as mediators between countries of origin and destination. By developing and returning with new skills, they can also transfer

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Vandalism as Symbolic Reparation

Imaginaries of Protest in Nicaragua

Ileana L. Selejan

days later, the government announced a controversial reform meant to salvage an insolvable National Social Security fund as part of the Instituto Nicaragüense de Seguridad Social (Nicaraguan Social Security Institute or INSS)—the rallying call

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Subjects of Aspirations

Populist Governance in Post-revolutionary Nicaragua

Luciana Chamorro

generated macro-economic growth and some increase in formal employment, the vast majority Nicaraguans of working age remained in the informal sector without access to social security benefits, and poverty rates have not declined significantly. 2 In Gracias

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The Prospects for Socialist Politics in South Africa

Global and Domestic Trends Following the Failed SRWP Experiment

Giovanni Poggi and Ongama Mtimka

national healthcare, equal education and literacy; as well as some form of social security or welfare, redistribution, collective ownership and environmental consciousness ( de la Torre 2017 ; Baradat and Phillips 2017 ; Ellner 2019 ). The approach lends

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Technological Inequality and Social Exclusion of Older People during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Anna Tsetoura

, A. 2015 . “ The Role of Fundamental Social Rights Vis-À-Vis the Economic Policies in the European Union . The Impact on National Affairs.” [In Greek.] Social Security Law Review April–May–June: 283 – 367 . Tsetoura , A. 2022 . “ The Focus