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Radical narratives in the American Jobs Plan (AJP) and the global potential of ‘Biden plans’

Radical narratives in the American Jobs Plan (AJP) and the global potential of ‘Biden plans’

Hall, David and Nguyen, Tue Anh (2021) Radical narratives in the American Jobs Plan (AJP) and the global potential of ‘Biden plans’. [Working Paper]

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Abstract

At the end of March 2021 President Biden published the “American Jobs Plan” (AJP). It runs to 11,000 words and presents an investment programme of more than $3 trillion in infrastructure, public services and labour conditions. This is very different from the neoliberal narratives of the last 30 years, under which the function of the state is to manage an economy driven by corporate interests. The AJP is the biggest departure from these principles in a generation. The AJP model represents an opportunity for progressive parties and social movements around the world to adopt the narratives and approach of the AJP, and argue for the adoption of ‘Biden plans’ in other countries, including low and middle-income countries (LMIC): social and economic strategies based on democratic planning for public infrastructure and services to deliver full employment, equality, environmental respect, and universal public services.

Item Type: Working Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: public services, narratives, investment programme, privatisation, job creation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW)
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU)
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 12:28
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/34033

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