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Welfare and Work in the Open Economy : Volume II: Diverse Responses to Common Challenges in Twelve Countries - Fritz W. Scharpf

Welfare and Work in the Open Economy

Volume II: Diverse Responses to Common Challenges in Twelve Countries

Hardcover Published: 1st October 2000
ISBN: 9780199240913
Number Of Pages: 678

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In this ground-breaking, two-volume study of the adjustment of advanced welfare states to international economic pressures, leading scholars detail the wide variety of responses in twelve countries. Rejecting any notion of convergence to some kind of neo-liberal orthodoxy, they find that most countries have remained true to the basic features of their postwar model as they have liberalized. Moreover, within different welfare- state constellations, while some countries are still struggling to adjust, others have reached a new sustainable equilibrium. Volume I presents comparative analyses of differences in countries' vulnerabilities and capabilities, the effectiveness of the policy responses, and the role of values and discourse in the politics of adjustment. Volume II presents in-depth analyses of the experiences of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom as well as special studies on the the participation of women in the labour market, early retirement, the liberalization of public services, and international tax competition.

1. Introduction; 2. Restructuring the British welfare state: Between domestic constraints and global imperatives; 3. Internationalization and two liberal welfare states: Australia and New Zealand; 4. Switzerland: Adjustment politics within institutional constraints; 5. How small countries egotiate change: Twenty-five years of policy adjustment in Austria, the netherlands, and Belgium; 6. Adjusting badly: The German welfare state, structural change, and the open economy; 7. France: Directing adjustment?; 8. Italy: Rescue from without?; 9. Sweden and Denmark: Defending the Welfare State; 10. A Fine Balance: Women's labor market particilation in international comparison; 11. Any way out of exit from work? Reversing the entrenched pathways of early retirement?; 12. After liberalization: Pubic-interest services and employment itilities; 13. Adjusting national tax policy to economic internationalization: Strategies and outcomes

ISBN: 9780199240913
ISBN-10: 0199240914
Series: Welfare and Work in the Open Economy : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 678
Published: 1st October 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.4  x 3.9
Weight (kg): 1.1