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The Resource Architects of austerity : international finance and the politics of growth, Aaron Major

Architects of austerity : international finance and the politics of growth, Aaron Major

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Architects of austerity : international finance and the politics of growth
Title
Architects of austerity
Title remainder
international finance and the politics of growth
Statement of responsibility
Aaron Major
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Architects of Austerity argues that the seeds of neoliberal politics were sown in the 1950s and 1960s. Suggesting that the postwar era was less socially democratic than we think, Aaron Major presents a comparative-historical analysis of economic policy in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Italy during the early 1960s. In each of these cases, domestic politics shifted to the left and national governments repudiated the conservative economic policies of the past, promising a new way forward. Yet, these social democratic experiments were short-lived and deeply compromised. Why did the parties of change become the parties of austerity? Studies of social welfare policy in these countries have emphasized domestic factors. However, Major reveals that international social forces profoundly shaped national decisions in these cases. The turn toward more conservative economic policies resulted from two critical shifts on the international stage. International monetary organizations converged around an orthodox set of ideas, and a set of institutional transformations within the Bretton Woods system made the monetary community more central to financial management. These changes gave central banks and treasuries the capacity to impose their ideas on national governments.--
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Major, Aaron
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • International finance
  • Economic development
  • Government spending policy
  • Neoliberalism
  • Economic history
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Architects of austerity : international finance and the politics of growth, Aaron Major
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Crisis, austerity, and the neoliberal turn -- The architects of austerity -- The question of growth in a global economy -- Opening and closing the door on the Italian left -- The erratic march of Labour -- Global finance and the U.S. growth agenda -- Guns, butter, and gold -- Globalization, coercion, and the resiliency of austerity
Control code
FIEb17661262
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 254 pages
Isbn
9780804788342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)862041466
Label
Architects of austerity : international finance and the politics of growth, Aaron Major
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Crisis, austerity, and the neoliberal turn -- The architects of austerity -- The question of growth in a global economy -- Opening and closing the door on the Italian left -- The erratic march of Labour -- Global finance and the U.S. growth agenda -- Guns, butter, and gold -- Globalization, coercion, and the resiliency of austerity
Control code
FIEb17661262
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 254 pages
Isbn
9780804788342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)862041466

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