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The Political Economy of Full Employment : Conservationism, Corporatism and Institutional Change - Philip Arestis

The Political Economy of Full Employment : Conservationism, Corporatism and Institutional Change

By: Philip Arestis (Editor), Michael Marshall (Editor)

Hardcover Published: January 1995
ISBN: 9781852788803
Number Of Pages: 304

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This timely volume features essays from an international group of economists who address issues relevant to the objective of securing full employment. The authors adopt a political economy approach which highlights the nature and significance of institutional change.
As well as offering a detailed empirical investigation of the unemployment experience in advanced countries, the book makes a critical evaluation of New Right economic policy making in the UK and the US. Working from a political economic perspective, the authors examine the main international and domestic obstacles to the achievement of full employment, the prospects for job creation in the UK, and the impact of technological change.
The Political Economy of Full Employment features essays that make a contribution to a vital scholarly debate while remaining accessible to an undergraduate audience, ensuring that it will be widely and profitably used by economists at all levels.

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Introduction: obstacles to, and strategies for, the achievement of full employmentp. 1
Obstacles to full employment in capitalist economiesp. 15
Technological unemploymentp. 36
Assessing the costs of inflation and unemploymentp. 54
Thatcherism and unemployment in the UKp. 79
Unemployment, job creation and job destruction in the UK since 1979p. 98
Restructuring, flexibility and the New Right in the US: the political economy of plutocracyp. 127
High wages, enlightened management and economic productivityp. 145
Wage-employment determination in a post-Keynesian worldp. 163
Unemployment experience and the institutional preconditons for full employmentp. 176
Lessons from the experience of the Swedish modelp. 202
Corporatism in Australiap. 217
Economic development in the industrialized countries and the prospects for full employmentp. 238
European monetaaary integration and unemployment in the peripheryp. 256
Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9781852788803
ISBN-10: 1852788801
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: January 1995
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.59

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