Globalization and the Welfare State

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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. It is explained and analyzed why some people are willing to sacrifice their lives to gain "heavenly goods". The role of multinationals in the globalization process in analyzed as is the importance of changing and evolving social norms regarding work and leisure for the...

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Overview

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. It is explained and analyzed why some people are willing to sacrifice their lives to gain "heavenly goods". The role of multinationals in the globalization process in analyzed as is the importance of changing and evolving social norms regarding work and leisure for the survival of today's welfare states.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403932570
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/26/2004
  • Series: International Political Economy
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Bo Soderstein is a Professor of Economics at the University of Lund, Sweden.

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Table of Contents

Globalization and the Welfare State: An Introduction—B.Södersten
• Globalization and the Welfare State: An Intro—R.M.Solow
• Coping with Anti-Globalization—J.Bhagwati
• Among the Believers: The Emerging Threat to Global Society—M.Lundahl
• Multinational Enterprises and Their Effect on Labour Markets—K.Ekholm
• The Welfare State as a General Equilibrium System—B.Södersten
• What to Make of the Dutch and Danish 'Miracles'?—C.Green-Pedersen
• An Essay on Welfare State Dynamics—A.Lindbeck
• Employment and Non-Employment: A Study of the Swedish Labour Market—E.Jonasson & L.Pettersson
• The Stability of the Globalized Welfare State—C.Kite

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