The Work of 9/11: Myth, History and the Contradictions of the Post-fiscal Crisis Consensus

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9/11 has been used in New York City politics to both explain the current fiscal crisis and justify certain economic development policies. Such use of 9/11 obscures the long-term historical roots of the current fiscal crisis, which in fact lie in the contradictions of the set of economic development policies implemented in the years since the city's last major fiscal crisis in the mid-1970s.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-103
Number of pages25
JournalCritique of Anthropology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004



  • Economic development
  • Fiscal policy
  • Global cities
  • New York City
  • Urban politics

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