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According to new research, once governments try to impose cuts above 2 per cent of GDP, a major surge in social instability can be expected

Voth, Hans-Joachim and Ponticelli, Jacopo (2011) According to new research, once governments try to impose cuts above 2 per cent of GDP, a major surge in social instability can be expected. British Politics and Policy at LSE (16 Aug 2011) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Do government cut-backs lead to greater levels of social unrest? Hans-Joachim Voth and Jacopo Ponticelli have analysed 90 years worth of data for 26 European countries and found an unambiguous message- the more governments cut, the greater the levels of social unrest.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 the author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies > H50 - General
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2011 07:59
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/37957/

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