Social Democracy in Neoliberal Times
The Left and Economic Policy Since 1980
Edited by Andrew Glyn
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Social Democracy in Neoliberal Times by Andrew Glyn
Book DescriptionNever has the Left held power in so many advanced economies, yet never has the difference that this makes to economic policy been so hard to specify. Across a range of European countries and in Australia governments of the Left have struggled to chart a distinctive course in the face of the neoliberal backlash against state intervention, the welfare state, and guaranteed full employment. This volume is the first to examine the records of these governments in securing high employment and a more equal distribution of income in the face of slow growth and global pressures to reduce inflation. Detailed studies of governments from Mitterrand to Blair and from Keating to Papandreou by leading writers from the countries are complemented by surveys of experience of the welfare state and of the ideological and historical background to these governments' attempts to further the objectives of social democracy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199241385
(235mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 3-May-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Capitalism Unleashed, Paperback (July 2007)
Free enterprise is off the leash and chasing new opportunities for profit making across the globe. This book challenges the notion of our capitalist destiny. Focusing on the recent history of the industrialized economies, Andrew Glyn questions whether capitalism really has brought the levels of economic growth and prosperity that were hoped for.
Social Democracy in Neoliberal Times, Hardback (May 2001)
Never has the Left held power in so many advanced economies, yet the difference this makes to economic policy proves hard to specify. This book is the first to examine in detail the successes and failures of governments across Europe and Australasia to chart distinctive courses in the face of the neoliberal backlash against state intervention, the welfare state, and guaranteed full employment.
North, the South and the Environment, Paperback (December 1994)» View all books by Andrew Glyn
The essays in this study contribute to an analysis of the prospects for the world's economy in the face of environmental constraints. The contributors examine the implications of development in both northern and southern hemispheres, and the extreme differences between rich and poor nations.
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Author Biography - Andrew Glyn
Andrew Glyn tragically died of a brain tumour just before Christmas 2007. Andrew Glyn is Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He is also Consultant to the National Union of Mineworkers, ILO, and the UN. He has previously worked for H.M. Treasury and for the University of Tokyo.
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