Book Review: Blyth, Mark (2015) Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea.

  • Margaret Petrie Book Review: Blyth, Mark (2015) Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea.

Abstract


Mark Blyth is a butcher’s son from Dundee raised after the early death of his mother by his paternal grandmother. At the start of his book he acknowledges that without the support of a strong welfare state in childhood, he would have been unlikely to have made the transition from a relatively poor background to his current position of professor of International Political Economy at an Ivy League University in the United States. A central message of this book is how a crisis in the private sector has been erroneously (and purposely) reframed as a public sector problem caused by excessive state spending.
Published
05-Jun-2016
How to Cite
Petrie, M. (2016) “Book Review: Blyth, Mark (2015) Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea.”, Concept, 7(1), p. 5. Available at: http://concept.lib.ed.ac.uk/article/view/2482 (Accessed: 25November2020).
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