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Debt, Democracy and the Welfare State

Are Modern Democracies Living on Borrowed Time and Money?

Authors: Hannesson, R.

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Why is it that government debt in the developed world has risen to world war proportions in a time of peace? This can largely be attributed to governments maintaining welfare expenditures beyond what tax revenues allow. But will these governments refrain from doing what is necessary for economic growth for fear of losing their electorate?

About the authors

Rögnvaldur Hannesson is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen. He has published over 100 articles in professional journals, as well as several books, including Ecofundamentalism: A critique of Extreme Environmentalism, The Privatization of the Oceans, and Investing for Sustainability: The Management of Mineral Wealth.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • The Rising Tide of Debt

    Hannesson, Rögnvaldur

    Pages 1-14

  • Why Has Government Debt Increased?

    Hannesson, Rögnvaldur

    Pages 15-29

  • The Cost Disease of Public Services

    Hannesson, Rögnvaldur

    Pages 30-43

  • The Welfare State: Insurance or Redistribution?

    Hannesson, Rögnvaldur

    Pages 44-59

  • Democracy and Enlightened Authoritarianism

    Hannesson, Rögnvaldur

    Pages 60-76

Buy this book

eBook $49.99
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Softcover $67.50
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-50688-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Debt, Democracy and the Welfare State
Book Subtitle
Are Modern Democracies Living on Borrowed Time and Money?
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53200-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137532008
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53199-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50688-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 115
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