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Can the Welfare State Compete? : A Comparative Study of Five Advanced Capitalist Countries - Alfred Pfaller

Can the Welfare State Compete?

A Comparative Study of Five Advanced Capitalist Countries

By: Alfred Pfaller (Editor), Ian Gough (Editor), Goran Therborn (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 4th March 1991
ISBN: 9780333487556
Number Of Pages: 354

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The authors examine how the USA, Great Britain, France, Sweden and Germany have responded to the increasing challenge of international competition since the mid-1970s. Apart from in Sweden, the pursuit of competitiveness has undermined economic and social citizenship rights, and this has, in Britain and the USA, engendered an assault upon the idea of the welfare state. Solidarity and social discipline will be severely tested if the welfare state is to remain economically and politically viable in a highly competitive modern world.

Preface - The Issue; A.Pfaller - The Competitiveness of Industrialized Welfare States: A Cross Country Survey; A.Pfaller & I.Gough - The United States; A.Pfaller - The United Kingdom; I.Gough - France; X.Greffe - Federal Republic of Germany; M.Kruger & A.Pfaller - Sweden; G.Therborn - Welfare Statism and International Competition: The Lesson of the Case Studies; A.Pfaller, I.Gough & G.Therborn - Notes - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333487556
ISBN-10: 0333487559
Series: Comparative Study of Five Advanced Capitalist Countries
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 4th March 1991
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 2