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Running the country

Author: David Coates
Publisher: Sevenoaks, Kent : Hodder & Stoughton in association with the Open University, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the post-war economy, its role and character. The first part of the book looks at American power and growing prosperity, while the ensuing chapters look at economy, society, and state  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Coates
ISBN: 0340567813 9780340567814
OCLC Number: 27433417
Description: vii, 200 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The qustion of approach; models of co-ordination - market co-ordination, co-ordination by hierarchy, network co-ordination, logics of co-ordination; the argument to come - the context, the economy, the society, the state. Part 1 The context: the initial character of the post-war international order - American power, growing prosperity; the restructuring of the post-war order - the decline of US economic power, the rise of new centres of economic power, growing economic interdependence, the collapse of the Cold War; the limits of Fordism. Part 2 The economy: the role and character of the post-war economy - the changing place of the UK in the world order, the post-war performance of the UK economy; the contemporary economy - the structure of the contemporary economy, ownership and control in the contemporary economy; production and consumption in the UK economy - production, consumption. Part 3 The society: the runners - sources of privilege and power, the existence of a propertied class; the run - class, ethnicity and gender; the running - Capitalist social life, the rule of law, the national interest, change and challenge in the dominant culture. Part 4 The state: the search for a world role of the post-war UK; the search for a prosperous economy - social democracy, neo-liberalism; the restructuring of the UK state; political allegiance and political culture - political attitudes, political loyalties. Part 5 Conclusion: the significance of Europe; the question of post-Fordism; the possibilities and character of UK economic revival; the changing structure of UK society; competing political projects; bibliography. Appendix: a note on the international system of states and economies.
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