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The British labour government and the 1976 IMF crisis

Author: Mark D Harmon
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The British Labour Government and the 1976 IMF Crisis examines the external pressures vis-a -vis British economic policy that culminated in the 1976 UK-IMF crisis.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark D Harmon
ISBN: 0333678184 9780333678183 0312176244 9780312176242
OCLC Number: 59646710
Description: x, 272 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Tables and Figures - Preface and Acknowledgements - Sovereignty, Regimes and 'Cooperation' - IMF Conditionality and the United Kingdom, 1944-1970: 'My Appeal Was Essentially Based on Bogus Dignity' - New Directions for Labour, 1970-74: 'We Must in the Future Alter the Priorities in Favour of Economic Growth' - Burden-Sharing and Loosened Conditionality, 1974-75: 'The Nature of What Constitutes a Sustainable Balance of Payments Has Been Radically Changed' - Labour Economic Policy, March 1974-May 1975: 'A Phoney Phase' - Labour Economic Policy, June 1975-March 1976: 'We Knew We Were Riding a Crisis' - Burden-Shifting and Tightened Conditionality, 1975-76: 'The Practice of Financing the Status Quo is Coming to an End' - Currency Crisis and Restricted Policy Options, March-August 1976: Opening 'Pandora's Box' - Driven to the IMF, September-November 1976: 'The Market's Verdicts are Merciless and Effective' - Crisis Resolution, December 1976-January 1977: 'It is Mad But We Have No Alternative' - Conclusion - Bibliography - Index
Responsibility: Mark D. Harmon.

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'Remarkably well documented...every student of that period must read it.' - Tony Benn, MP'A valuable account of a turning-point in British economic history.' - Edmund Dell

 
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