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A Century of Fiscal Squeeze Politics 100 Years of Austerity, Politics, and Bureaucracy in Britain,9780198779612

A Century of Fiscal Squeeze Politics 100 Years of Austerity, Politics, and Bureaucracy in Britain

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 8/8/2017
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
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Author Biography


Christopher Hood, Gladstone Professor of Government Emeritus and Emeritus Fellow, All Souls College, University of Oxford,Rozana Himaz, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Oxford Brookes University

Christopher Hood (CBE, FBA) is Gladstone Professor of Government Emeritus and Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and Visiting Professor at the Blavatnik School of Government, Univeristy of Oxford. His publications include A Government that Worked Better and Cost Less? (with Ruth Dixon, 2015, OUP), Forging a Discipline (with Desmond King and Gillian Peele, OUP, 2014), and When the Party's Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective (with David Heald and Rozana Himaz, OUP for the British Academy, Proceedings of the British Academy 197, 2014).

Rozana Himaz is Senior Lecturer in Economics at Oxford Brookes University. She works on issues pertaining to welfare, policy and the public sector. Her publications include When the Party's Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective (with Christopher Hood and David Heald, OUP for the British Academy, Proceedings of the British Academy 197, 2014).

Table of Contents


Part One: Background and Overview
1. Setting the Scene: The Politics of Austerity and Fiscal Squeeze
2. UK Fiscal Squeezes over a Century: A Summary Comparison
Part Two: Selected Periods of Fiscal Squeeze Over a Century
3. World War I and the 1920s: From Tax Squeeze Through Double Squeeze to Spending Squeeze
4. The 1930s Squeeze: From Revenue Squeeze to Spending Squeeze via Political Crisis
5. World War II and the 1940s Labour Austerity
6. The 'Stop-Go' Squeezes of the 1950s and 1960s
7. Stagflation, Recession, Currency Crisis and Political Crisis
8. 'Rolling Back the State'? Fiscal Squeeze, Thatcher-Style
9. Fiscal Squeeze in the 1990s: Tales of the Unexpected
10. After the 2008 Financial Crash: The early 2010s
Part Three: Patterns and Lessons
11. Conclusions: from the Past to the Future of Fiscal Squeeze
Statistical Appendix

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