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Welfare and Work in the Open Economy: Volume I: From Vulnerability to Competitiveness

Welfare and Work in the Open Economy: Volume I: From Vulnerability to Competitiveness


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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. Volume I presents comparative analyses of differences in countries' vulnerabilities and capabilities, the effectiveness of their 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 participation of women in the labour market, early retirement, the liberalization of public services, and international tax competition.

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ISBN-13: 9780199240876
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 03/22/2001
Series: Welfare & Work in the Open Economy , #1
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Restructuring the British welfare state: Between domestic constraints and global imperatives, Martin Rhodes
3. Internationalization and two liberal welfare states: Australia and New Zealand, Herman Schwartz
4. Switzerland: Adjustment politics within institutional constraints, Giuliano Bonoli and André Mach
5. How small countries negotiate change - twenty-five years of policy adjustment in Austria, the Netherlands and Belgium, Anton Hemerijck, Brigitte Unger, and Jelle Visser
6. Adjusting badly: The German welfare state, structural change, and the open economy, Philip Manow and Eric Seils
7. France: Directing adjustment?, Jonah D. Levy
8. Italy: Rescue from without?, Maurizio Ferrera and Elisabetta Gualmini
9. Sweden and Denmark: Defending the Welfare State, Mats Benner and Torben Bundgaard Vad
10. A fine balance: Women's labor market participation in international comparison, Mary Daly
11. Any way out of exit from work? Reversing the entrenched pathways of early retirement?, Bernhard Ebbinghaus
12. After liberalization: Public-interest services and employment in the utilities, Adrienne Héritier and Susanne K. Schmidt
13. Adjusting national tax policy to economic internationalization - strategies and outcomes, Steffen Ganghof

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