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Description - Progressive Politics After the Crash by Olaf Cramme

Those who hoped the collapse of financial markets would usher in the end of neoliberalism and rehabilitate support for traditional social democratic policies programmes have been disappointed. It is not only the irrationality of markets which is the focus of public discontent, but the inefficiency of states and the inability of elected governments to humanise and control global market capitalism. So, in the aftermath of the 2008 crash prompted by the failure of US financial services conglomerate, Lehman Brothers, this book addresses a deceptively simple question: what is to be done? It makes the case for a new, post-crisis settlement harnessing the dynamic traditions of social liberalism and social democracy as the foundation for progressive reforms geared towards alleviating crisis aftershocks and addressing the deep-seated structural challenges afflicting western capitalist democracies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781780767635
ISBN-10: 1780767633
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: I.B. Tauris
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Olaf Cramme

Olaf Cramme is Director of Policy Network and a Visiting Fellow at the European Institute of the London School of Economics. Previously, he worked as a Parliamentary Researcher at the Houses of Parliament. Patrick Diamond is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, Senior Research Fellow at Policy Network and Gwilym Gibbon Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. He was formerly Head of Policy Planning in 10 Downing Street and Senior Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister. Michael McTernan is Deputy Director of Policy Network. He is editor of the Policy Network Observatory and the monthly State of the Left report.

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