This book is a product of the research initiative on Crisis, Continuity and Change (C3) sponsored by the research group on Governance, Law and Social Justice (GLSJ) at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam. In the process of developing this book, we have accumulated an immense array of personal, practical and intellectual debt to a number of colleagues and friends. We would like to express our gratitude to GLSJ and ISS for providing the financial and logistical support behind the organization of the Development Research Seminar Series in 2014 and the C3 workshops held in 2015. These events were key for forging both the intellectual stimulation and identity for this collective endeavour. We also would like to thank Anna Jungen, Aleksandra Piletic, Amy Austin and Rhiannon Lambe for their research and editorial assistance. This volume could not have been completed without their help. Bob Jessop also benefitted from a sabbatical term from Lancaster University, during which time he worked on his chapters and engaged in editorial work on other contributions to the volume. Some of his ideas and arguments derive from a Professorial Research Fellowship funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council in 2010-2013 (Grant: RES-051-27-0303). The ideas on the pedagogy of crisis were developed at different times in association with JI Joo Hyoung, Mathis Heinrich and Amelie Kutter and the broader cultural political economy approach was co-developed with Ngai-Ling Sum, who also tolerated the hours devoted to completing this publishing project. At Routledge, we are grateful to Anna Cuthbert, Andy Humphries and Laura Johnson for their enthusiastic support and patience.

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Jessop, B, & Knio, M.K.A. (2019). Preface. The Pedagogy of Economic, Political and Social Crises: Dynamics, Construals and Lessons. Retrieved from