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The Right and the recession

Edward Ashbee


The Right and the Recession considers the ways in which conservative activists, groupings, parties and interests in the US and Britain responded to the financial crisis and the “Great Recession” that followed in its wake. The book looks at the tensions and stresses between different ideas, interests and institutions and the ways in which they shaped the character of political outcomes. In Britain, these processes opened the way for leading Conservatives to redefine their commitment to fiscal retrenchment and austerity. Whereas public expenditure reductions had been portrayed as a necessary res ... More

Keywords: Neoliberalism, Conservatism, Retrenchment, Austerity, State restructuring, Intercurrence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719090820
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719090820.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward Ashbee, author
Copenhagen Business School