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Coping with the Economic Crisis
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Coping with the Economic Crisis
Alternative Responses to Economic Recession in Advanced Industrial Societies

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November 1987 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The magnitude, causes and consequences of the current economic crisis, and the responses of governments in different industrial countries are explored in this comparative analysis. The options available to government and the existing constraints of policy-making are examined in the context of crisis management and economic policy formation. The first part of the book focuses on the relationship between the policy process and institutional structures. The second part looks at the implementation and outcomes of policy strategies designed to cope with the crisis.
 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Heikki Paloheimo
Explanations of the Economic Crisis and Divergent Policy Responses
An Overview  
 
PART TWO: POLICY PROCESS, INSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURES AND STRATEGIES
Roland Czada
The Impact of Interest Politics on Flexible Adjustment Policies
Franz Lehner
Interest Intermediation, Institutional Structures and Public Policy
Gosta Esping-Andersen
Institutional Accommodation to Full Employment
A Comparison of Policy Regimes  
Klaus Armingeon
The Compatibility of Economic, Social and Political Goals in Incomes Policies
A Comparative Analysis of Incomes Policy Developments in Ten West European Countries in the 1970s  
 
PART THREE: POLICY STRATEGIES, IMPLEMENTATION AND OUTCOMES
Hans Keman and Tibert van Dijk
Political Strategies To Overcome the Crisis
Policy Formation and Economic Performance in Seventeen Capitalist Democracies  
Jan Otto Andersson
The Economic Policy Strategies of the Nordic Countries
Paul F Whiteley
The Monetarist Experiments in the United States and United Kingdom
Policy Responses to Stagflation  
Hans Keman and Paul F Whiteley
Coping with Crisis
Divergent Strategies and Outcomes  

`This book is an important set of research papers on comparative political economy and suggests many directions for future research.' -- Political Studies, Vol 37 No 1, 1989

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