Can the Welfare State survive? by Andrew Gamble
Following the global financial crisis deep cuts to welfare budgets have become a default policy response for policymakers around the world. Andrew’s book explores the history of the welfare state, assesses the debates around the survival of welfare states that have intensified since the crisis, and considers new funding solutions and new ideas such as universal basic income.
The Long Battle for Global Governance by Tony Payne and Stephen Buzdugan
This book charts how largely excluded countries, variously described as ‘ex-colonial’, ‘underdeveloped’, ‘developing’, ‘Third World’ and lately ‘emerging’, have challenged their relationship with the dominant centres of power and major institutions of global governance across seven decades from the 1940s through to the present day. The book also analyses the current rise of countries such as Brazil, China, India and South Africa to their new positions of prominence within key global institutions, notably the G20. The authors set this important political shift against the wider history of longstanding tensions in global politics and political economy between so-called ‘Northern’ and ‘Southern’ countries.
Civic Capitalism by Colin Hay and Tony Payne
Colin Hay and Tony Payne build on their influential analysis of the crisis of the Anglo-liberal growth model to set out a coherent account of the steps required to build an alternative that is more sustainable socially, economically and environmentally. Colin and Tony’s essay is followed by a number of short comments and reflections on their argument by leading academics and political economists, including Ian Gough, Ann Pettifor, Colin Crouch, Andrew Gamble, Gavin Kelly, Ruth Levitas, and Fred Block. Available from Polity.
Crisis Without End?: The Unravelling of Western Prosperity by Professor Andrew Gamble
The 2008 financial crash was no ordinary crisis, but the harbinger of a much deeper convulsion comparable to past crises of capitalism. Andrew Gamble looks to the future at a world where the old western international order has been weakened and the path to a new era of prosperity depends on a political will, so far notable by its absence at all levels, without which there is little prospect of escape from a future of crisis without end.