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Clinton and Blair

The Political Economy of the Third Way, 1st Edition

By Flavio Romano


192 pages

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The former President of the United States, Bill Clinton and, at the time of publication, still current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair have described their style of government as a ‘Third Way’. In this important and timely book, Flavio Romano identifies and clarifies the economic implications of this particular approach to public governance.

Testing the validity of President Clinton’s and Prime Minister Blair’s claims of practising a Third Way Romano submits their economic policies to extensive theoretical and historical analysis. Through careful and detailed examination of their fiscal, monetary, education, employment and public and private investment policies, overwhelming evidence is presented to challenge these leaders’ claim of practising what they preach.

This engaging book will be of great interest to students and practitioners of economics and politics and to those interested in world politics in general.

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to the Third Way 2. The Third Way and Economic Growth 3. The Third Way and Public Finance 4. The Third Way in the USA 5. The Third Way in the UK 6. The Third Way or No Way at All

About the Author

Flavio Romano is at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

About the Series

Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

In recent years, there has been widespread criticism of mainstream economics. This has taken many forms, from methodological critiques of its excessive formalism, to concern about its failure to connect with many of the most pressing social issues. This series provides a forum for research which is developing alternative forms of economic analysis. Reclaiming the traditional 'political economy' title, it refrains from emphasising any single school of thought, but instead attempts to foster greater diversity within economics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy