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Architects of austerity : international finance and the politics of growth

Author: Aaron Major
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2014.
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Major, Aaron.
Architects of Austerity.
Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2014
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Major
ISBN: 9780804790734 0804790736
OCLC Number: 900215237
Description: 1 online resource (265 pages)
Contents: Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Crisis, Austerity, and the Neoliberal Turn; Chapter 2: The Architects of Austerity; Chapter 3: The Question of Growth in a Global Economy; Chapter 4: Adjustment in Practice; Chapter 5: The Erratic March of Labour; Chapter 6: Global Finance and the U.S. Growth Agenda; Chapter 7: Guns, Butter, and Gold; Chapter 8: Globalization, Coercion, and the Resiliency of Austerity; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Aaron Major.


Architects of Austerity presents a new interpretation of the ascent of neoliberal policy, tracing its spread to the growing influence of central banks and treasuries in the management of the global  Read more...


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