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The Resource A century of fiscal squeeze politics : 100 years of austerity, politics, and bureaucracy in Britain, Christopher Hood and Rozana Himaz

A century of fiscal squeeze politics : 100 years of austerity, politics, and bureaucracy in Britain, Christopher Hood and Rozana Himaz

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A century of fiscal squeeze politics : 100 years of austerity, politics, and bureaucracy in Britain
Title
A century of fiscal squeeze politics
Title remainder
100 years of austerity, politics, and bureaucracy in Britain
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Hood and Rozana Himaz
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book identifies and compares 'fiscal squeezes' (major efforts to cut public spending and/or raise taxes) in the UK over a century from 1900 to 2015. The authors examine how different the politics of fiscal squeeze and austerity is today from what it was a century ago, how (if at all) fiscal squeezes reshaped the state and the provision of public services, and how political credit and blame played out after austerity episodes. The analysis is both quantitative and qualitative, starting with reported financial outcomes from historical statistics and then going behind those numbers to explore the political choices and processes in play. This analysis identifies some patterns that have not been explained or even recognized in earlier works on retrenchment and austerity. For example, it identifies a long term shift from what it terms a 'surgery without anaesthetics' approach (deep but short-lived episodes of spending restraint or tax increases) in the earlier part of the period towards a 'boiling frogs' approach (episodes in which the pain is spread out over a longer period) in more recent decades. It also identifies a curious reduction of revenue-led squeezes in more recent decades, and a puzzle over why blame-avoidance logic only led to outsourcing painful decisions over squeeze in a minority of cases. Furthermore, the volume's distinctive approach to classifying types of fiscal squeezes and qualitatively assessing their intensity seeks to solve the puzzle as to why voter 'punishment' of governments that impose austerity policies seems to be so erratic."--
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BTCTA
Dewey number
339.5/209410904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HJ1023
LC item number
.H693 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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A century of fiscal squeeze politics : 100 years of austerity, politics, and bureaucracy in Britain, Christopher Hood and Rozana Himaz
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-239) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780198779612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962552291
Label
A century of fiscal squeeze politics : 100 years of austerity, politics, and bureaucracy in Britain, Christopher Hood and Rozana Himaz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780198779612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962552291

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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