Welfare and Work in the Open Economy
Diverse Responses to Common Challenges in Twelve Countries Volume 2
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Welfare and Work in the Open Economy by Fritz W. Scharpf
Book DescriptionIn 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. Rejecting any notion of convergence to some kind of neo-liberal orthodoxy, they find that most countries have remained true to the basic features of their postwar model as they have liberalized. Moreover, within different welfare- state constellations, while some countries are still struggling to adjust, others have reached a new sustainable equilibrium. Volume I presents comparative analyses of differences in countries' vulnerabilities and capabilities, the effectiveness of the 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 the participation of women in the labour market, early retirement, the liberalization of public services, and international tax competition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199240913
(242mm x 164mm x 39mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Fritz W. Scharpf
Community and Autonomy, Paperback (July 2010)
Since the mid-1980s, Fritz W Scharpf has been investigating the evolution of the multilevel European polity and its impact on the effectiveness and legitimacy of democratic government in Europe. This title collects Scharpf's nearly two decades of research on government in Europe.
Welfare and Work in the Open Economy, Hardback (November 2000)
A study of the adjustment of advanced welfare states to international economic pressures that details the variety of responses in 12 countries. Volume I presents comparative analyses. Volume II presents in-depth analyses of each of the 12.
Governing in Europe, Hardback (March 1999)
This text explores strategies at the national level that could succeed in maintaining welfare state goals even under conditions of international economic competition. It discusses the conditions under which European policy could play a protective and enabling role with regard to these solutions.
Games Real Actors Play, Paperback (August 1997)» View all books by Fritz W. Scharpf
Games Real Actors Play provides a persuasive argument for the use of basic concepts of game theory in understanding public policy conflicts. Fritz Scharpf criticizes public choice theory as too narro
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