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The IMF and the Politics of Austerity in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis

Ben Clift

Abstract

The book provides a path-breaking comprehensive analysis of how the IMF approach to fiscal policy has evolved since 2008, the Fund’s role within the politics of austerity, and how it worked to shape advanced economy policy responses to the global financial crisis (GFC) and the Eurozone crisis. The book aligns with and advances cutting-edge ideational scholarship in international political economy (IPE) and comparative political economy (CPE) to build an innovative theorizing of how ideational change operates in international organizations (IOs). The construction of economic policy knowledge is ... More

Keywords: IMF, fiscal policy, ideational change, constructivist institutionalism, economic ideas, austerity, global financial crisis, Eurozone crisis, French politics, UK politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198813088
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198813088.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ben Clift, author
Professor of Political Economy, University of Warwick