Rolling Back the Market: Economic Dogma and Political Choice

Rolling Back the Market: Economic Dogma and Political Choice

by Peter Self

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Rolling Back the Market: Economic Dogma and Political Choice by Peter Self

A range of economic dogmas stressing the necessity of continuous economic growth, liberalization of trade and capital flows, and the reduction of social welfare underpin the reform programs governments encourage to roll back the functions and expenditures of the state. This book provides a comprehensive critique of these and similar dogmas, exposing their very weak basis in economic theory and their perverse effect upon human welfare and public services. This refreshingly broad and lucid account shows how it is now the market which urgently needs to be rolled back and prevented from further dominating politics and society.

Author Biography: Peter Self is Emeritus Professor of Public Administration at the London School of Economics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312226527
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Edition description: REV
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.53(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Until his death in 1999, PETER SELF was Visiting Fellow in Urban Research, Australian National University and Emeritus Professor of Public Administration, London School of Economics and Political Science where he had taught for thirty-five years. He was the author of numerous books on public policy and administration, politics and economics.

Table of Contents

Preface.- The Market Dogma.- The Corruption of Liberalism.- The Erosion of Welfare.- The Destructive Quest for Minimum Government.- The Shock of the Global Economy.- The Conflict of Beliefs.- Capitalism and Human Welfare.- The Revival of Political Choice.

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...it deserves to be widely read and should be recommended to all students suffused with the values of 'Thatcher's children'...an excellent and valuable work which is one of the best in this field.' - Jim Chandler, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy

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