Rethinking public expenditure from a social democratic perspective

Heald, D. (2013) Rethinking public expenditure from a social democratic perspective. In: Keating, M. and McCrone, D. (eds.) The Crisis of Social Democracy in Europe. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 68-86. ISBN 9780748665822 (doi: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665822.003.0005)

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This chapter examines social democratic policies on public expenditure, disentangling the various purposes and instruments. High public spending is not in itself a sign of social democracy and the author argues that a defence of public expenditure requires a hard-headed analysis of its economic and social impact.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:HG Finance
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heald, Professor David
Authors: Heald, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Accounting and Finance
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
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