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Author Roy, Ravi K., 1969- author

Title Fiscal policy from Reagan to Blair : the left veers right / Ravi K. Roy & Arthur T. Denzau
Published New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 149 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge frontiers of political economy ; 53
Routledge frontiers of political economy ; 53
Contents 1. Policy ideas and partisan convergence -- 2. Paradigms, coalitions, and directional shifts in economic policy -- 3. Deficity reduction and tax reform in the Reagan-Thatcher era -- 4. Deficit reduction and tax reform under Clinton and Blair -- 5. Summary
Summary "It is often assumed that left-of-center governments in the US and Britain supported policies that would lead to ever-increasing public spending and higher taxes. Right-of-center governments, by way of contrast, are expected to support policies that reduce public spending and lower taxes. These characterizations were reinforced with the advent of Reaganomics and Thatcherite economic policy in the 1980s."
"The elections of Bill Clinton and Tony Blair in the 1990s paradoxically saw the consolidation and completion of critical aspects of the Reagan-Thatcher fiscal agenda, a process that Fiscal Policy from Reagan to Blair critically analyzes. It has been previously thought that this process of adopting common fiscal policies was caused by economic integration and globalization, but this book reveals a much more comprehensive explanation - and one that includes domestic factors."
"Whether fiscal policy conversion is seen as a good or bad occurrence, this book shall unite both left and right to better explain the process. Students and academics of international political economy, public policy and politics will find this book a good addition to their reading lists."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Fiscal policy -- Great Britain.
Fiscal policy -- United States.
United Kingdom -- Economic policy.
United States -- Economic policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Denzau, Arthur, author
LC no. 2003047094
ISBN 0203357957 (electronic bk.)
9780203357958 (electronic bk.)