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The Politics of Recession.

By: Mullard, Maurice.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012Description: 1 online resource (264 p.).ISBN: 9781781001127.Subject(s): Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1964-1979 | Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1979- | History, Modern -- 1945- | World politics -- 1975-1985Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Politics of RecessionDDC classification: 338.542 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1. Introduction: the absence of public interest; 2. Anatomy of financial crisis; 3. Explanations of the financial meltdown and the present recession; 4. Derivatives and securities: the finance industry; 5. Credit Rating Agencies and their contribution to the financia lmeltdown; 6. Possible Keynesian explanations and responses; 7. Structural explanation of the financial crisis; 8. The politics of recession: power and politics; 9. The politics of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission; 10. Conclusions: lessons of the financial crisis; Index
Summary: This timely, interdisciplinary book utilizes the tools of politics, economics and social policy to explore the recent global financial crisis, which, the author argues, irrefutably confirmed the absence of a public interest perspective in policy making. Maurice Mullard points out that recessions are not collective shared experiences. Recessions create winners and losers. Furthermore recessions are not an external event but reflect the outcomes of the policy process. The author looks beyond economic explanations for the economic crisis, and instead points towards a structural explanation. He ex
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Cover; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1. Introduction: the absence of public interest; 2. Anatomy of financial crisis; 3. Explanations of the financial meltdown and the present recession; 4. Derivatives and securities: the finance industry; 5. Credit Rating Agencies and their contribution to the financia lmeltdown; 6. Possible Keynesian explanations and responses; 7. Structural explanation of the financial crisis; 8. The politics of recession: power and politics; 9. The politics of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission; 10. Conclusions: lessons of the financial crisis; Index

This timely, interdisciplinary book utilizes the tools of politics, economics and social policy to explore the recent global financial crisis, which, the author argues, irrefutably confirmed the absence of a public interest perspective in policy making. Maurice Mullard points out that recessions are not collective shared experiences. Recessions create winners and losers. Furthermore recessions are not an external event but reflect the outcomes of the policy process. The author looks beyond economic explanations for the economic crisis, and instead points towards a structural explanation. He ex

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