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“Advanced Welfare States in the International Economy: Vulnerabilities and Options”

Scharpf, Fritz W. (1999) “Advanced Welfare States in the International Economy: Vulnerabilities and Options”. In: UNSPECIFIED, Pittsburgh, PA. (Unpublished)

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    The capitalist welfare state achieved its full development within the nearly closed national economies of the early postwar decades. After the rampant protectionism following the Great Depression, and after the complete breakdown of world markets in World War II, the restoration of international competition in the markets for industrial goods was a slow process, while agriculture and services remained largely protected, and capital markets tightly controlled in most countries. Behind these protective barriers, economically advanced democracies were finally free to exploit the economic efficiency of dynamic capitalism without having to accept its unequal distributional consequences, and they learned to control the recurrent crises that had been associated with unfettered international capitalism before World War One and, again, in the inter-war period.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > international economy
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > social policy > welfare state
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > historical development of EC (pre-1986)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1999 (6th), June 2-5, 1999
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2006
    Page Range: p. 33
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:22

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