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Global Capital, Political Institutions, and Policy Change in Developed Welfare States

Global Capital, Political Institutions, and Policy Change in Developed Welfare States - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521001441

Cover of Global Capital, Political Institutions, and Policy Change in Developed Welfare States 02 (ISBN 978-0521001441)
ISBN13: 978-0521001441
ISBN10: 0521001447
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2002
International: No

Global Capital, Political Institutions, and Policy Change in Developed Welfare States - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521001441

Duane Swank

ISBN13: 978-0521001441
ISBN10: 0521001447
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

This book argues that the dramatic post-1970 rise in international capital mobility has not systematically contributed to the retrenchment of developed welfare states as many claim. Nor has globalization directly reduced the revenue-raising capacities of governments and undercut the political institutions that support the welfare state. Rather, institutional features of the polity and the welfare state determine the extent to which the economic and political pressures associated with globalization produce Welfare state retrenchment.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Globalization, democracy, and the welfare state
3. Global capital, political institutions, and contemporary welfare state development: quantitative analysis
4. Big welfare states in global markets: internationalization and welfare state reform in the Nordic social democracies
5. Globalization and policy change in corporatist conservative welfare states
6. Internationalization and liberal welfare states: a synopsis
7. Assessing long-term impacts: the impact of globalization on taxation, institutions, and control of the macroeonomy
8. Conclusions: national welfare states in a global economy.

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