The Politics of Economic Decline: Economic Management and Political Behaviour in Britian since 1964

The Politics of Economic Decline: Economic Management and Political Behaviour in Britian since 1964

by James E. Alt

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ISBN-13: 9780521107730
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/28/2008
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction: 1. Politics and the economy in Britain; 2. The British economy in the 1970s; Part II. Economic policies, perceptions, and expectations: 3. Overview: the reaction to economic change; 4. Believing what you see: inflation expectations in 1974; 5. The concept of an economic outlook; 6. The economy and government support; 7. Political business cycles in Britain; Part III. Popular preferences among economic policies: 8. Overview: who's to blame for inflation?; 9. Realism in economic affairs; 10. Inflation or unemployment: a question of goals; 11. Controlling inflation: a question of means; 12. The determinants of economic policy choice; Part IV. The politics of economic decline: 13. The decline of instrumental voting; 14. Ideology and economic outlook; 15. Expectations and economic contradictions.

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