Politics in Hard Times: Comparative Responses to International Economic Crises

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Cornell University Press, 1986 - Political Science - 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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Contents

Preface
9
The Politics of Economic Policy
17
Explaining Policy Choices
35
The Crisis of 187396
71
The Formation of the Mixed
124
The Crisis of the 1970s
181
COMPARATIVE RESPONSES TO INTERNATIONAL
219
Notes
241
Index
261
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Page 258 - see Mancur Olson, The Rise and Decline of Nations (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983), and
Page 256 - see Michael Piore and Charles Sabel, The Second Industrial Divide (New York: Basic, 1984).
Page 256 - Louis Hartz, The Liberal Tradition in America (New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1955).
Page 256 - Henry C. Wallich, Mainsprings of the German Revival (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1955);

About the author (1986)

Peter Gourevitch is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego.

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