Politics in the New Hard Times: The Great Recession in Comparative Perspective

Politics in the New Hard Times: The Great Recession in Comparative Perspective

by Miles Kahler
     
 

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Although economic explanations for the Great Recession have proliferated, the political causes and consequences of the crisis have received less systematic attention. This is the first book to focus on it as a political rather than an economic crisis.See more details below

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Although economic explanations for the Great Recession have proliferated, the political causes and consequences of the crisis have received less systematic attention. This is the first book to focus on it as a political rather than an economic crisis.

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"Kahler and Lake bring together a wide range of scholars in the areas of political science, international relations, and risk management to systematically analyze the political causes and consequences of the great recession from a different perspective. By disregarding an economic explanatory framework of the great recession in favor of a political genesis perspective of the crisis, the contributors offer sound analyses of past and contemporary endogenous events that contributed to the crisis, shaped choices by political actors, and produced varying consequences."—Choice (1 February 2014)

"Politics in the New Hard Times demonstrates—most remarkably in Peter Gourevitch's Afterword—that the Great Recession of the last few years cannot be understood without appreciating financial deregulation, the rise in the privileges of finance, and the political power that generated these malign results. To understand the politics of the Great Recession, read this book."—Robert O. Keohane, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

"Politics in the New Hard Times could not be more timely and renews a venerable tradition in political science, analysis of the interaction between economic crisis and political change. I could not think of a better way to honor the scholarship of Peter Gourevitch or to take this subject in several exciting new directions."—David Stasavage, New York University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801478277
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
04/02/2013
Series:
Cornell Studies in Political Economy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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