Politics in Hard Times: Comparative Responses to International Economic Crises
Cornell University Press, 1986 - Business cycles - 267 pages
In Politics in Hard Times, Peter Gourevitch explores the common political factors that shape economic policy choices. He focuses on three periods of economic crisis--1873-1896, 1929-1949, and 1971 to the present--and compares policy choices made in Britain, France, Germany, Sweden, and the United States.
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