Politics in Hard Times: Comparative Responses to International Economic Crises

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Cornell University Press, 1986 - Business & Economics - 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 7 35
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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Peter Gourevitch is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego.

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