1300 36 33 32

The 1976 IMF crisis was a seminal event in modern British political and economic history. The seeds of the crisis were sown by the huge OPEC oil price shocks of 1972-3 leading to the potential meltdown of Britain's already weakened economy and seemingly confirming Britain's headlong decline as a major political and economic power. The government was seen as going 'cap in hand' to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to head off disaster - an image which became a long-lasting political icon. Kevin Hickson has mined vital original source material, including interviews with leading players, to probe government economic thought and practice. He questions much received wisdom, especially that the crisis caused a basic shift to monetarist orthodoxy and right-wing economic liberalism - commonly known as 'Thatcherism' - and embraced by successive governments including New Labour.

Buy IMF Crisis of 1976 and British Politics book by Kevin Hickson from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781850437253
ISBN-10: 1850437254
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about IMF Crisis of 1976 and British Politics book by Kevin Hickson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Kevin Hickson

Kevin Hickson is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Liverpool. He is the author of The IMF Crisis and British Politics (I.B.Tauris).

Books By Author Kevin Hickson

Harold Wilson by Kevin Hickson

Harold Wilson

Hardback, March 2016
Socialist Way by Kevin Hickson

The Socialist Way

Paperback, May 2013