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‘Austerity: a Critical History of the Present’

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Rushton, Peter ‘Austerity: a Critical History of the Present’. In: Austerity Policies: Bad Ideas in Practice. eds P. Rushton and C. Donovan. Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, pp. 21-43. ISBN 978-3-319-79119-7

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Why history? This is the austerity recovery: uniquely, of the four economic recessions of the last sixty years, this 'recovery' is based on cutting the state, and the scope of its services.Based on this historical analysis then, the argument this chapter takes supports an argument that this unique choice of austerity in a time of growth, taken as the economy has gradually returned to the 2008 level, is the outcome of political compulsion not economic necessity.

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Depositing User: Peter Rushton


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Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2018 11:47
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 16:07


Author: Peter Rushton ORCID iD

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Faculty of Education and Society > School of Social Sciences


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