Helmut Schmidt and British-German Relations

Author: Mathias Haeussler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108482635

Category: History

Page: 270

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This major reinterpretation of British-German relations in the 1970s explores why the two countries rarely saw eye to eye over European integration. It shows how at the heart of bilateral tensions lay profoundly competing visions for post-war Europe, and reveals their surprisingly close cooperation in pursuing joint interests on the global stage.

The Media and Austerity

Comparative perspectives

Author: Laura Basu,Steve Schifferes,Sophie Knowles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351714775

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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The Media and Austerity examines the role of the news media in communicating and critiquing economic and social austerity measures in Europe since 2010. From an array of comparative, historical and interdisciplinary vantage points, this edited collection seeks to understand how and why austerity came to be perceived as the only legitimate policy response to the financial crisis for nearly a decade after it began. Drawing on an international range of contributors with backgrounds in journalism, politics, history and economics, the book presents chapters exploring differing media representations of austerity from UK, US and European perspectives. It also investigates practices in financial journalism and highlights the role of social media in reporting public responses to government austerity measures. They reveal that, without a credible and coherent alternative to austerity from the political opposition, what had been an initial response to the consequences of the financial crisis, became entrenched between 2010 and 2015 in political discourse. The Media and Austerity is a clear and concise introduction for students of journalism, media, politics and finance to the connections between the media, politics and society in relation to the public perception of austerity after the 2008 global financial crash.

International Financial Centres after the Global Financial Crisis and Brexit

Author: Youssef Cassis,Dariusz Wójcik

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192549448

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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As well as marking the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the consequent unleashing of the global financial crisis, 2018 is also the year of negotiations on the terms of the UK's exit from the European Union. Within a decade the banking world has witnessed two epochal events with potential to redraw the map of international financial centres: but how much has this map actually changed since 2008, and how is it likely to change in the near future? International Financial Centres after the Global Financial Crisis and Brexit gathers together leading economic historians, geographers, and other social scientists to focus on the post-2008 developments in key international financial centres. It focuses on the shifting hierarchies of New York, London, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Frankfurt, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, and Tokyo to question whether Asian financial centres have taken advantage of the crisis in the West. It also examines the medium-effects of the crisis, the level of regulation, and the rise of new technology (fintech). By exploring these crucial changes, it questions whether shifts in the financial industry and the global landscape will render these centres unnecessary for the functioning of the global economy, and which cities are likely to emerge as hubs of new financial technology.

Nine Crises

Fifty Years of Covering the British Economy from Devaluation to Brexit

Author: William Keegan

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1785903934

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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A collapsing pound, spiralling oil prices, near-rationing of electricity... over the past half-century, Britain's economy has lurched from one crisis to another, though it somehow always survives or at least it has done until now. Veteran financial journalist William Keegan has seen it all, from the 1967 devaluation to the three-day week, from Black Wednesday to the global financial crash of 2007-08. In a career that has seen him hop from Fleet Street to the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street and back again, he has nurtured connections with Chancellors of the Exchequer, Governors of the Bank of England, influential economists and Fleet Street legends. Now, in this lively and wide-ranging account, he takes us on a tumultuous journey through the past fifty years of our economic history and looks ahead to explain why Brexit poses the biggest existential threat the British economy has yet faced. Peppered with anecdotes and memories from the author's illustrious career,Nine Crises offers a fresh insight into Britain's past, present and future for economic expert and novice alike.