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Dr Oscar Berglund

Dr Oscar Berglund

Dr Oscar Berglund
BA, MSc, MSc, PhD

Senior Teaching Associate in Public Policy

Area of research

Contesting Austerity through Civil Disobedience: The PAH and the Spanish Housing Crisis

Social Science Complex,
8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ
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Research summary

International Political Economy, Austerity, Contestation, Neoliberalisation, Social Movements

My research interests are located within the field of International Political Economy and particularly Critical Political Economy. It looks at political contestation of the processes of neoliberalisation and austerity, including both non-violent contestation by social movements and parliamentary forms of contestation. My research draws on a historical materialist theoretical framework with a focus on political agency and contestation. 

My ESRC-funded PhD thesis, Contesting Austerity through Civil Disobedience: The PAH and the Spanish Housing Crisis, analysed the Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH, Platform for the Mortgage-Affected) and examined what ...

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Biography

My research interests are located within the field of International Political Economy and particularly Critical Political Economy. It looks at political contestation of the processes of neoliberalisation and austerity, including both non-violent contestation by social movements and parliamentary forms of contestation. My research draws on a historical materialist theoretical framework with a focus on political agency and contestation. 

My PhD thesis analyses the Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH, Platform for the Mortgage-Affected) and examines how it contests austerity. The PAH is an anti-eviction housing movement and its growth is innately linked to the depth and nature of ...

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