Surprisingly, left governments adopted more conservative fiscal policies than right governments in recent economic crises. Governments did not choose these policies freely; rather, the financial markets imposed them. Nonetheless, argues Damian Raess, they appear to have dire electoral consequences: left-leaning voters are increasingly voting with their feet
Swiss National Science Foundation Assistant Professor, World Trade Institute, University of Bern
Damian's research interests include the impact of global economic integration on democratic policy-making, the politics of economic crisis, labour standards under globalisation, labour provisions in trade agreements, and the political economy of FDI.
He is currently leading the research project BRICS globalisation and labour protections in advanced industrial and emerging economies.
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