When the Party's Over

The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective
Author(s): 
Hood, Christopher
Author(s): 
Heald, David
Author(s): 
Himaz, Rozanna
ISBN: 
9780197265734
Date published: 
September 2014
Hardback |c c |d
Price: 
£55.00

This book examines nine historical cases of fiscal squeeze in democracies. It combines quantitative and qualitative analysis to examine cases ranging from the United States in the 1830s/40s (when half of the states then in the Union defaulted) to the squeeze following the 2001 Argentinian default. It warns against a simplistic view of 'what works'.