Austerity. What is political economy?

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ISBN
9781509534876
Nombre del producto:
Austerity. What is political economy?
Peso:
N/D
Fecha de edición:
12 sept. 2019
Número de Edición:
1
Autor:
Konzelmann, Suzanne J.
Idioma:
Inglés
Formato:
Libro
Páginas:
178
Lugar de edición:
REINO UNIDO
Colección:
SIN COLECCIÓN
Encuadernación:
Rústica

Austerity has been at the center of political controversy following the 2008 financial crisis, invoked by politicians and academics across the political spectrum as the answer to, or cause of, our post-crash economic malaise. However, despite being the cause of debate for more than three centuries, austerity remains a poorly understood concept. 

In this book, Suzanne J. Konzelmann aims to demystify austerity as an economic policy, a political idea, and a social phenomenon. Beginning with an analysis of political and socioeconomic history from the seventeenth century, she explains the economics of austerity in the context of the overall dynamics of state spending, tax, and debt. Using comparative case studies from around the world, ranging from the 1930s to post-2008, she then evaluates the outcomes of austerity in light of its stated objectives and analyzes the conditions under which it doesn’t – and occasionally does – work. 

This accessible introduction to austerity will be essential reading for students and scholars of political economy, economics, and politics, as well as all readers interested in current affairs.

Chapter 1
Introduction

Chapter 2
Shifting Responses to the Evolution of National Debt and the Economic Role of the State

Chapter 3
National Accounting and the Economics of Austerity

Chapter 4
Selling Austerity – Economics, Politics and Society

Chapter 5
Austerity and Welfare – An Unstable Mixture: Britain, Germany & the United States between the Wars

Chapter 6
Austerity (and Stimulus) in Post-war Chile, America, Ireland and Japan

Chapter
Some have Austerity thrust upon them, Others Embrace it: Ireland, Greece and the United Kingdom after the 2008 crisis

Chapter 8
Post-2008 Variations on Austerity: Iceland and the United States

Chapter 9
Austerity’s political economic, ideological and socio-cultural dimensions

Chapter 10
Conclusions

Notes

References

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