liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Neoliberal Austerity and Corporate Crime: The collapse of the Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1933-3847
East Carolina University, USA.
2014 (English)In: NEW SOLUTIONS: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, ISSN 1048-2911, E-ISSN 1541-3772, Vol. 24, no 2, 129-152 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The roof collapse of the Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia on November 21, 2013 left 54 dead. This analysis identifies the disaster as a “safety crime.” Neoliberal deregulatory measures, intensified by the global economic and financial crisis and a programme of radical austerity, together with corporate and state disregard of public safety and well-being, combined to produce the disaster. The wider context and underlying causes of catastrophic safety failure exemplify the inherently contradictory character of the neoliberal “Baltic model” of austerity, recently much in vogue with international policymakers in both Europe and the United States. The authors conclude that the current renewed drive by the European Commission towards reducing regulation for business, especially in the aftermath of the crisis, further justifies longstanding anti-regulatory preferences of neoliberal domestic elites, with the result that the costs of disregard for public safety are externalized onto the general populace.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amityville: Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., 2014. Vol. 24, no 2, 129-152 p.
Keyword [en]
neoliberalism, Baltic states, austerity, Maxima, corporate crime, deregulation
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-109058DOI: 10.2190/NS.24.2.bPubMedID: 25085827OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-109058DiVA: diva2:736067
Available from: 2014-08-04 Created: 2014-08-04 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMed

Authority records BETA

Woolfson, Charles

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Woolfson, Charles
By organisation
REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and SocietyFaculty of Arts and Sciences
In the same journal
NEW SOLUTIONS: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Other Social Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 51 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf