Just published: ‘The British Growth Crisis’ edited by Jeremy Green, Colin Hay and Peter Taylor-Gooby

British Growth CrisisWe are delighted to announce the publication of The British Growth Crisis edited by Jeremy Green, Colin Hay and Peter Taylor-Gooby.

The British Growth Crisis is an important collection of essays by leading commentators who seek to provide a much-needed answer to the question of growth following the financial crash of 2007 which brought British growth to a sharp halt.

The essays were first presented as papers at the SPERI’s first ever conference in 2012.

The book is divided into four parts:

I. Diagnosing the Crisis
II. Evaluating Responses
III. Global, Local and Sectoral Dimensions
IV. Alternatives Beyond Growth

Britain’s old growth model, based on asset price inflation in the housing market and cheap consumer credit, is now defunct but, as yet, no credible alternative has been proposed. This collection of essay explores if a new approach can deliver growth that is socially and environmentally sustainable and gives recommendations to ensure that the benefits of growth are shared more evenly in the future.

The book can be ordered through Palgrave.

About the editors:

Jeremy Green is Honorary Research Fellow at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute, University of Sheffield, UK, and Lecturer in Politics at the University of Bristol, UK.

Colin Hay is Professor of Political Sciences at Sciences Po, France, and Affiliate Professor of Political Analysis at the University of Sheffield, UK, where he co-founded the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute.

Peter Taylor-Gooby is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Kent, UK, and holds a distinguished foreign expert chair at Beijing Normal University, China.