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A century of fiscal squeeze politics : 100 years of austerity, politics, and bureaucracy in Britain

Author: Christopher Hood; Rozana Himaz
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"This book identifies and compares 'fiscal squeezes' (major efforts to cut public spending and/or raise taxes) in the UK over a century from 1900 to 2015. The authors examine how different the politics of fiscal squeeze and austerity is today from what it was a century ago, how (if at all) fiscal squeezes reshaped the state and the provision of public services, and how political credit and blame played out after  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hood; Rozana Himaz
ISBN: 9780198779612 0198779615
OCLC Number: 962552291
Description: xii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: PART ONE: BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW; PART TWO: SELECTED PERIODS OF FISCAL SQUEEZE OVER A CENTURY; PART THREE: PATTERNS AND LESSONS
Responsibility: Christopher Hood and Rozana Himaz.

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This book carefully identifies and compares episodes of 'fiscal squeeze' in the UK over a century from 1900 to 2015.  Read more...

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