A timely and crucial book, it is essential reading for anyone concerned about the living standards crisis and will have great relevance to policy makers and researchers in the UK, United States, and beyond.
“The Crisis of Neoliberalism is an insightful account of the factors that have led to the economic downturn. As Duménil and Lévy make clear, the economy cannot just return to its pre-crisis path.”—Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research.
“An outstanding work that takes on a classic subject in a new way. In its sweeping transnational synthesis, careful research, and perceptive analysis, Paths toward the Modern Fiscal State is a major achievement, the first of its kind in its field.—Mark Metzler, University of Texas at Austin
"Austerity is an economic policy strategy, but is also an ideology and an approach to economic management freighted with politics. In this book Mark Blyth uncovers these successive strata. In doing so he wields his spade in a way that shows no patience for fools and foolishness." - Barry Eichengreen, University of California, Berkeley
"Much of the literature on the financial crisis finds economists talking past one another. It is refreshing, therefore, to find some of our leading economists engaging one another, thoughtfully and fully, in this volume. Their fundamental concern is how to ensure that finance serves society rather than the other way around. Their contributions to answering this question should help to point discussions of post-crisis reform in a more productive direction."--Barry Eichengreen, University of California, Berkeley