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The modern society within the crisis

In this paper my aim is to reflect on the debates and experiences in countries that nowadays live under austerity. The argument presented is that austerity is not a global phenomenon, although it has become a buzzword, and it seems that challenges the agenda for the political sociology of law. Austerity, despite emerging as an economic model for combating the crisis, is orchestrating a profound legislative reform involving different areas of law associated with the functioning of the economy, in particular social and labour rights. However, in the "babble of public debate" and the narrative based on the inevitability of the neoliberal model, the law is presumed to be politically and sociologically neutral and any discussion of its principles and basis are avoided. Thus austerity emerges as the source of a new positivism and legal formalisms.