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The Right and the recession$
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Edward Ashbee

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780719090820

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719090820.001.0001

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The state and processes of change

The state and processes of change

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The Right and the recession

Edward Ashbee

Manchester University Press

This chapter considers the impact of “Thatcherism” and “Reaganomics” and the extent to which the British and American states were restructured during the 1980s. It argues that despite the neoliberal project the state proved largely resistant to long-run shrinkage. It suggests, furthermore, that some of the gradual change mechanisms that were employed by policymakers in this period did not always create lasting or sustained institutional shifts.

Keywords:   Retrenchment, Path dependence, Shrinkage, Gradualism, Porosity

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