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Globalization and the Welfare State - Ramesh Mishra

Globalization and the Welfare State

Paperback ISBN: 9781840641738
Number Of Pages: 168

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Globalization is a form of international neo-liberalism supported by the United States, world markets and organizations such as the IMF and OECD. This book considers its impact on full employment and the labour market, income distribution, taxation and social protection in developed capitalist countries. It argues that social standards have declined far more in English-speaking countries than in continental Europe and Japan, and that globalization is as much a political and ideological phenomenon as it is an economic one. In conclusion, it argues the case for a transnational approach to social policy to ensure that social standards rise in line with economic growth.

List of Figures and Tablesp. vi
List of Abbreviationsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Introductionp. ix
The logic of globalization: the changing context of the welfare statep. 1
Employment, labour market and income: growing insecurity and inequalityp. 18
Social policy in retreat or the hollowing out of the welfare statep. 36
Social policy and democracy: do politics still matter?p. 53
Globalization in comparative perspective: Sweden, Germany and Japanp. 74
The logic of globalization revisitedp. 94
Towards a global social policyp. 111
Referencesp. 133
Indexp. 147
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ISBN: 9781840641738
ISBN-10: 1840641738
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.27

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