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Economic Policy in Britain

Economic Policy in Britain (Contemporary Political Studies) 
Wyn Grant
288 pages (June 27, 2002)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 033392889X

Description

A comprehensive assessment of how economic policy is made in Britain at the start of the 21st century and of how the content of taxation, spending, monetary and regulatory policy has evolved since 1945. All of this is set in the context of the impact of globalization and the European Union on the autonomy of domestic policy and an assessment of the debates about British economic performance and British decline.

 

Contents

 Introduction

From Post-War Settlement to Thatcherism

Globalization and Europeanization

Economic Theory and Economic Policy

Monetary Policy

Public Expenditure and Taxation

The Supply Side and Competitiveness

The Electorate and the Economy

Economic Policy-Making

Parliament, the Media and Organised Interests

Conclusions