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Resilience, Agency and Coping with Hardship : Evidence from Europe during the Great Recession
This paper aims to contribute to the growing literature on resilience by focusing on coping with hardship during the Great Recession, drawing upon primary data gathered through household and key informant interviews in ...
When rhetoric does not translate to reality: hardship, empowerment and the third sector in Austerity Localism
Austerity localism powerfully explains dynamics of (dis)empowerment at the local level, especially regarding the autonomy and accountability of local authorities and third sector organisations (TSOs) in the UK. Yet these ...
The narratives of Hardship: : The new and the old poor in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis in Europe
This paper examines poverty and hardship in Europe after the 2008 crisis, using household interviews in nine European countries. A number of findings deserve highlighting. First, making a distinction between ‘the old poor’ ...
Resilience, Hardship and Social Conditions
This paper provides a critical assessment of the term ‘resilience’ – and its highly agent-centric conceptualisation – when applied to how individuals and households respond to hardship. We provide an argument for social ...