States Against Markets: The Limits of Globalization

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This work challenges the popular view that globalization threatens the role of the nation-state in determining national policy. It examines the fundamental issue of competitiveness and market power in an increasingly borderless and co-dependent world. Despite this increased threat to the nation-state as an effective manager of the national economy, the authors argue that there are a number of options and alternatives open to governments to protect themselves from the global business cycle.

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Introduction 1
1 From Keynes to K-Mart: Competitiveness in a Corporate Age 31
2 Globalization and Internationalization: The Dynamics of the Emerging World Order 62
3 State and Market: A New Engagement for the Twenty-First Century? 84
4 Shifting Technological Paradigms: From the US to Japan 117
5 The Japanese Production System: The Process of Adaptation to National Settings 136
6 Regional Blocs: Can Japan Be the Leader? 155
7 Globalization Myths and Realities: One Century of External Trade and Foreign Investment 173
8 Post-Globalization: Is the Financial Liberalization Trend Likely to be Reversed? 193
9 International Capital Mobility and the Scope for National Economic Management 211
10 New Work and Employment Relations: Lean Production in Japanese Auto Transplants in Canada 227
11 Globalization, Labour Markets and Public Policy 250
12 Corporate Strategies: The Costs and Benefits of Going Global 270
13 Public Power Beyond the Nation-State: The Case of the European Community 299
14 The Welfare of Nations 316
15 Escape from Fordism: The Emergence of Alternative Forms of State Administration and Output 334
16 Debts, Deficits and Full Employment 357
17 New State Forms, New Political Spaces 383
18 Democracy and the Future of Nations: Challenges for Disadvantaged Women and Minorities 399
19 Is a Strong National Economy a Utopian Goal at the End of the Twentieth Century? 415
Index 441
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