Progressive Capitalism in Britain: Pillars for a New Political Economy by Rowman & Littlefield International (Paperback, 2015)
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- DescriptionThe debate surrounding ecomic policy in the UK has recently been heavily focused on determining the appropriate response to the financial crisis and recession. There has been less discussion about the nature of the UK's political ecomy. Leaving the UK's model of political ecomy unchanged is, however, t an option in the modern global ecomy. The existing model has resulted in an unbalanced ecomy with relatively low productivity and a structural balance of payments deficit. Without reform, these problems will t go away and could worsen. A debate about what Britain's new ecomic model should look like is long overdue. This book-a collaboration between Policy Network and IPPR-aims to fill this gap and poses a series of challenging questions concerning the future of the British ecomy: *What are the key principles upon which a progressive political ecomy in the UK should be based? *How can government institutions and the role of the state be reformed to ensure they keep pace with a fast-changing ecomy? *What can be done to address the market distribution of incomes and assets in order to reduce inequality? *How can the government better support invation-led growth? *How can businesses be encouraged to engage in and support a new model of capitalism that will require significant changes in the way they behave? The answers to these questions form a significant contribution to the debates about progressive capitalism and inclusive prosperity and set out a way forward for a new political ecomy in Britain.
- Author BiographyPatrick Diamond is lecturer in public policy at Queen Mary, University of London. He was formerly an adviser to Tony Blair and Gordon Brown covering policy and strategy. He is author of Labour's Economic Path to Power (2013). Tony Dolphin is senior economist and associate director for economic policy at IPPR, one of the UK's leading Thinktanks. He previously worked as an economist and investment strategist at Henderson Global Investors, and before that for WorldInvest Limited. Prior to that he worked as an economic adviser at HM Treasury and in what was then the Department for Education and Science. Tony has written and broadcast widely on the economic challenges facing the UK and is a member of the Society of Business Economists. Roger Liddle is chair of Policy Network and became a life peer in 2010. He was formerly Tony Blair's special adviser on European policy and subsequently worked for three years in the European commission. He has written extensively on European and British affairs, including The Blair Revolution (with Peter Mandelson, 1996), Global Europe, Social Europe (with Anthony Giddens and Patrick Diamond, 2006) and Beyond New Labour (with Patrick Diamond, 2009), and most recently The Europe Dilemma: the Drama of EU integration (2014), as well as several other Fabian Society and Policy Network pamphlets.
- PublisherRowman & Littlefield International
- Date of Publication24/02/2015
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPolicy Network, London
- Weight140 g
- Width138 mm
- Height218 mm
- Spine6 mm
- Edited byPatrick Diamond,Roger Liddle,Tony Dolphin
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