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Government Austerity and Socioeconomic Sustainability

Authors: Rao, P.K.

  • Synthesizes the limitations of austerity measures and suggests holistic approaches
  • Offers directions for maintaining flexibility in debt reduction and fiscal stability
  • Suggests rational alternatives for productivity-raising and damage-reducing austerity measures
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This short book integrates the imperatives of public debt sustainability with those of socioeconomic sustainability in the context of budget austerity measures. It is argued that poverty, inequality and unemployment problems should be integral aspects of policy frameworks for austerity and fiscal stability. The economics of austerity in much of economic analysis remains narrowly focused and lopsided, since the implications on the role of human capital and loss of prosperity base are usually ignored. This book argues that various misapplications of policies of government austerity can be avoided if greater attention is accorded to the imperatives of maintaining the win-win approaches for socioeconomic resilience and sustainability in conjunction with debt sustainability and/or fiscal stability.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Rao, P. K.

    Pages 1-4

  • Poverty, Inequality and Unemployment: Socioeconomic Policy and Rawlsian Justice

    Rao, P. K.

    Pages 5-15

  • Economics of Austerity

    Rao, P. K.

    Pages 17-24

  • Government Austerity in Practice

    Rao, P. K.

    Pages 25-34

  • Debt Sustainability and Innovative Approaches for Socioeconomic Sustainability

    Rao, P. K.

    Pages 35-44

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-04235-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04234-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Government Austerity and Socioeconomic Sustainability
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Economics
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04235-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04235-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-04234-3
Series ISSN
2191-5504
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 44
Topics