Stuart Holland

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Stuart Holland

Stuart Holland has been involved in national and international policy making since he was an economic and political assistant in the Cabinet Office and 10 Downing Street in the 1960s.

Reviews of four of Stuart Holland's titles can be read here:
The Market Economy: From Micro to Mesoeconomics and
The Global Economy: from Meso to Macroeconomics

Towards a New Bretton Woods

The European Imperative

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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Europe in Question: - Paperback</span>Europe in Question: - Paperback
and what to do about it
By Stuart Holland

Europe in Question is by an author who was the architect in the 70s of Labour's economic programmes, then a Labour member of parliament, and has been an adviser since the 1960s to European heads of state and government as well as to the ETUC, the European Parliament and the EU Social Partners Economic and Social Committee.


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ISBN: 978 0 85124 835 6
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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Europe in Question: - ePUB</span>Europe in Question: - ePUB
and what to do about it
By Stuart Holland

'Stuart Holland on Europe is akin to Thomas Paine on the French Revolution combined with John Maynard Keynes on the Economic Consequences of the Peace. At a preciously young age, he persuaded Charles De Gaulle to agree to Britain's second application to join the European Economic Community. As an advisor to Jacques Delors he designed solutions to Europe's current problems decades before they even surfaced. Now, with Europe in Question - and what to do about it he offers a new generation of readers unique insights on how Europe can be fixed - as well as warnings that it may not be.'
Yanis Varoufakis
Professor in Economics University of Athens and Visiting Professor LBJ School of Government University of Austin Texas.

Yanis Varoufakis is co-author with James K. Galbraith and Stuart Holland of The Modest Proposal 4.0 of which former French Prime Minister Michel Rocard has commented:

"It neither is modest by ambition nor in intelligence. Its aim is to resolve the Eurozone crisis without directly confronting the sovereignty of any major state, and notably not that of Germany. It combines awareness of room for manoeuvre displaced by monetary authorities for decades and affirms that there can be solutions within existing institutional frameworks."

Europe in Question elaborates this case in The Modest Proposal by an author who was the architect in the 70s of Labour's economic programmes, then a Labour member of parliament, and has been an adviser since the 1960s to European heads of state and government as well as to the ETUC, the European Parliament and the EU Social Partners Economic and Social Committee.


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ISBN: 978 0 85124 835 6
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Economics

Spokesman Books publish a number of books on economics by writers such as K. William Kapp, Ken Coates, Michael Barratt Brown, and Dexter Whitfield, details of which can be found in the Economics section of our website.

You can also find several titles from our European Labour Forum series.

<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Out of Crisis</span>Out of Crisis
A Project for European Recovery
Edited by Stuart Holland

The world today is gripped in a slump syndrome. So-called recession has developed into major economic and social crisis. This report promotes an international strategy to transform the crisis.

Backing declarations by Left heads of Governments and Party leaders and developing the seminal debate in New Socialist by Stuart Holland, Francis Cripps and other, the report combines the arguments of politival economists, politicians and trade unionists from over a dozen countries, and challenges monetarism with a new model of development for the West European economies. Focusing on strategic aims - to reflate, restructure, and redistribute resources - it also shows the convergence between policies of the main parties of the European Left on public spending, planning and economic democracy.

First published in 1983.


Price: 6.95

200 pages | Paperback
ISBN: 978 0 85124 354 2


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>The European Imperative</span>The European Imperative
by Stuart Holland

1992 was supposed to be the greatest year in the history of the European Community since the signature of the Rome Treaty in 1957. In fact, the result of the first Danish referendum, the strains on the exchange rate mechanism of the EMS, and deepening recession threw it into the biggest crisis since President de Gaulle pulled France out of the Council of Ministers in 1965.

In this report to the EC Commission, Stuart Holland argues that reinforcing the European project is imperative for economic and social progress in its member states. National sovereignty has been eroded by mulitnational capital, finance and trade. Member states need to act jointly through the Community to achieve objectives such as full employment, rights at work and welfare.


Price: 14.95

266 pages | Paperback
ISBN: 978 0 85124 557 7


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Towards a New Bretton Woods</span>Towards a New Bretton Woods
Alternatives for the Global Economy
By Stuart Holland

Castigating the IMF and the World Bank for their structural adjustment policies, Stuart Holland also critizes the limits of the GATT paradigm of international trade in an era which both investment and trade are determined by mulitnational companies. He argues the evidence shows that trade liberalisation of itself does not maximise global welfare or employment, and claims that the unemployment trend for main regions of the world economy is potentially catastrophic.


Price: 14.95

274 pages | Paperback
ISBN: 978 0 85124 555 3


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>The Market Economy</span>The Market Economy
From Micro to Mesoeconomics
By Stuart Holland

In The Market Economy Stuart Holland exposes the unreal foundations of conventional microeconomic theory and looks at the way in which a few dozen firms command the output and trade of the world's leading economies. Extending oligopoly power, these firms impose unequal conditions of competition in the market. In contrast with the traditional theory of the firm and industry, big business is now multiproduct, multisectoral, multiregional and multinational. It dominates both the microeconomy of small firms and national macroeconomics policies and performance. New principles and policies, the author argues, are required to explain and counteract such concentrated market power.


Price: 12.95

363 pages - indexed | Paperback
ISBN: 978 0 85124 564 5


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>The Market Economy</span>The Market Economy
From Micro to Mesoeconomics
By Stuart Holland

Price: 25.00

363 pages - indexed | Hardback
ISBN: 978 0 85124 624 6


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>The Global Economy</span>The Global Economy
From Meso to Macroeconomics
By Stuart Holland

The Global Market Economy considers the macroeconomic implications of mesoeconomic power. The global reach of multinational companies has transformed Ricardo's model of international trade, Multinationals comprise Keynesian demand-management policies, erode export competitiveness in the US and UK, diminish tax revenues through transfer pricing, and reduce the effectiveness of monetary policy.

The author shows how public spending sustains rather than drains the private sector, and demonstrates that structural crisis in the global economy has been aggravated by multinational money markets and deflationary monetarist policies.


Price: 15.99

443 pages - indexed | Paperback
ISBN: 978 0 85124 563 8


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>The Global Economy</span>The Global Economy
From Meso to Macroeconomics
By Stuart Holland

Price: 25.00

443 pages - indexed | Hardback
ISBN: 978 0 85124 623 9


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Beyond Capitalist Planning</span>Beyond Capitalist Planning
Edited by Stuart Holland

This work is the first to engage international contributors from four key Western European countries on the questions of economic planning. It demonstrates that planning can at best only modify the composition and rate of development when this is dependent on private profit expectations and on private criteria for the production of goods and services. It argues that capitalism cannot be planned in a welfare state context, and that a new model of development is needed, based on fundamental change in the mode and relations of production.


Price: 6.95

222 pages - indexed | Paperback
ISBN: 978 0 81524 454 9


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>The Uncommon Market</span>The Uncommon Market
By Stuart Holland

In Uncommon Market, Stuart Holland provides a devastating expose of the yawning gap between the theory and practice, aims and achievements of the European Community. The elected Assembly is but a fig leaf on the centralisation of power in the hands of big business and the bureaucracy.

Contrasting the supranational aims of European federalists with this reality, Stuart Holland argues that only radical changes can make possible the kind of autonomous outward-looking internationalism advocated by supporters of a Community of Europe.

Price: 8.99

184 pages - indexed | Paperback
Isbn; 978 0 85124 373 3


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>The Uncommon Market</span>The Uncommon Market
By Stuart Holland

Price: 15.00

184 pages - indexed | Hardback
ISBN: 978 0 85124 378 8


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