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Partisan Politics in the Global Economy : Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics (Paperback) - Geoffrey Garrett

Partisan Politics in the Global Economy

Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 17th August 1998
ISBN: 9780521446907
Number Of Pages: 204

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Geoffrey Garrett challenges the conventional wisdom about the domestic effects of the globalization of markets in the industrial democracies: the erosion of national autonomy and the demise of leftist alternatives to the free market. He demonstrates that globalization has, in important respects, strengthened the relationship between the political power of the left and organized labor, on the one hand, and economic policies that reduce market-generated inequalities of risk and wealth, on the other. Moreover, macroeconomic outcomes in the era of global markets have been as good or better in strong-left-labor regimes ("social democratic corporatism") as in other industrial countries. Pessimistic visions of the inexorable dominance of capital over labor or radical autarkic and nationalist backlashes against markets are significantly overstated. Electoral politics have not been dwarfed by market dynamics as social forces and globalized markets have not rendered immutable the efficiency-equality trade-off. The findings in this book should hearten advocates of social democracy throughout the world.

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List of tables and figures
Politics, policy and performance
Market integration and domestic politics
Economic policy
Economic performance
The 1990s and beyond
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ISBN: 9780521446907
ISBN-10: 0521446902
Series: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 17th August 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 15.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.29