Globalization and the Welfare State

Globalization and the Welfare State

by B. Sodersten
     
 

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With contributions from leading thinkers such as J. Bhagwati and Robert Solow, 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, and it is explained why some people are willing to sacrifice their lives to

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With contributions from leading thinkers such as J. Bhagwati and Robert Solow, 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, and it is explained why some people are willing to sacrifice their lives to gain 'heavenly goods'. The role of multinationals in the globalization process is examined as is the importance of changing and evolving social norms regarding work and leisure for the survival of today's welfare states.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403932570
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
04/13/2004
Series:
International Political Economy Series
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

JAGDISH BHAGWATI University Professor at Columbia University, USA
CHRISTOPHER GREEN-PEDERSEN Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of Aarhus, Denmark
KAROLINA EKHOLM Assistant Professor in Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
JAN EKBERG Professor in Economics at the Centre of Labour Market Policy Research (CAFO), Växjö University, Sweden
ERIK JONASSON PhD-candidate at the University of California, Riverside, USA
CYNTHIA KITE PhD and lecturer in Political Science at Umeå University, Sweden
MATS LUNDAHL Professor in Economics at the Center for International Economics and Geography, the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
ASSAR LINDBECK Professor in International Economics at the Institute of International Economic Studies, University of Stockholm., Sweden
LARS PETTERSSON Post doctoral student in Economics at Jönköping International Business School., Sweden
ROBERT SOLOW Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

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