Austerity Politics and UK Economic Policy (Innbundet)

Serie: Building a Sustainable Political Economy: SPERI Research & Policy 

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2016
Antall sider: 116
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Building a Sustainable Political Economy: SPERI Research & Policy
ISBN/EAN: 9781137590091
Omtale Austerity Politics and UK Economic Policy
Craig Berry assesses UK economic policy in the wake of the financial
crisis through the lens of the austerity agenda, focusing on monetary policy,
economic rebalancing, industrial and regional policy, the labour market,
welfare reform and budgetary management. He argues that austerity is geared
towards a resurrection of financialisation and the UK's pre-crisis economic model,
through the transformation of individual behaviour and demonisation of the
state. Cutting public spending and debt in the short term is, at most, a
secondary concern for the UK policy elite. However, the underlying purpose of
austerity is frequently misunderstood due to its conflation with a narrow
deficit reduction agenda, not least by its Keynesian critics. Berry also
demonstrates how austerity has effectively dismantled the prospect of a
centre-left alternative to neoliberalism.

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