The Relevance of Keynesian Economic Policies Today

  • Philip Arestis
  • Malcolm Sawyer

About this book


What can Keynesian economics mean in the 21st century? Do globalisation, inflationary pressures and supply-side constraints make managing demand in a domestic economy impossible? Or could its use to tackle unemployment be put back on the political agenda? These essays examine the potential relevance of Keynesian policies for Europe, America, the developing world and the global economy. There is no common definition, but Keynesianism is throughout seen as more than demand management, with policy proposals to promote investment, strengthen the supply-side and reduce uncertainty.


creative destruction economics employment Global economy globalization John Maynard Keynes Keynesian economics macroeconomics taxation unemployment

Editors and affiliations

  • Philip Arestis
    • 1
  • Malcolm Sawyer
    • 2
  1. 1.University of East LondonUK
  2. 2.University of LeedsUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-25427-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-25425-5
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