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Globalization and the Welfare State : International Political Economy - Bo Sodersten

Globalization and the Welfare State

International Political Economy

By: Bo Sodersten (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9781403932570
Number Of Pages: 250

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With contributions from leading thinkers such as J. Bhagwati and Robert Solow, this edited collection examines some hotly debated issues in today's world. The significance of globalization and its effects on welfare states is discussed and analyzed. A special chapter is devoted to terrorism, and it is explained why some people are willing to sacrifice their lives to gain 'heavenly goods'. The role of multinationals in the globalization process in examined as is the importance of changing and evolving social norms regarding work and leisure for the survival of today's welfare states. JAGDISH BHAGWATI University Professor at Columbia University, USA CHRISTOPHER GREEN-PEDERSEN Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of Aarhus, Denmark KAROLINA EKHOLM Assistant Professor in Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden JAN EKBERG Professor in Economics at the Centre of Labour Market Policy Research (CAFO), Vaxjo University, Sweden ERIK JONASSON PhD-candidate at the University of California, Riverside, USA CYNTHIA KITE PhD and lecturer in Political Science at Umea University, Sweden MATS LUNDAHL Professor in Economics at the Center for International Economics and Geography, the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden ASSAR LINDBECK Professor in International Economics at the Institute of International Economic Studies, University of Stockholm., Sweden LARS PETTERSSON Post doctoral student in Economics at Jonkoping International Business School., Sweden ROBERT SOLOW Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

BO SDERSTEN is a Professor in Economics at Jonkoping International Business School. He has written more than 30 books and several articles on the subjects of globalization, international economics and economic policy issues.

List of Figuresp. vi
List of Tablesp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Notes on the Contributorsp. xi
Introduction: Globalization and the Welfare Statep. 1
Coping with Anti-globalizationp. 24
The Aftermath of Welfare Reform in the USAp. 45
Among the Believers: The Emerging Threat to Global Societyp. 55
Multinational Enterprises and Their Effect on Labour Marketsp. 74
The Welfare State as a General Equilibrium Systemp. 96
What to Make of the Dutch and Danish 'Miracles'?p. 128
An Essay on Welfare State Dynamicsp. 149
Employment and Non-employment: A Study of the Swedish Labour Marketp. 172
Immigrants in the Welfare Statep. 195
The Stability of the Globalized Welfare Statep. 213
Name Indexp. 239
Subject Indexp. 243
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ISBN: 9781403932570
ISBN-10: 1403932573
Series: International Political Economy
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 13.77  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1