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Can the European welfare state survive globalization? Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands in comparative perspective. CES Working Paper Series in European Studies, vol. 2, no. 1, 1998

Hirst, Paul. (1998) Can the European welfare state survive globalization? Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands in comparative perspective. CES Working Paper Series in European Studies, vol. 2, no. 1, 1998. [Policy Paper]

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    Abstract

    In no area is increased openness to international capital movements and trade seen in more apocalyptic terms than in the case of social welfare. For example, the political theorist John Gray regards the demise of the welfare state as a direct effect of globalization: “To imagine that the social market economies of the past can renew themselves intact under the forces of downwards harmonization is the most dangerous of the many illusions associated with the global market. Instead social market systems are being compelled progressively to dismantle themselves, so that they can compete on more equal terms with economies in which environmental, social and labour costs are lowest.” (1)

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Denmark
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > social policy > welfare state
    Countries > Netherlands
    Countries > Sweden
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > social policy > general
    EU policies and themes > External relations > globalisation/globalization
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    Series: Series > University of Wisconsin, Center for European Studies > CES Working Papers
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2008
    Page Range: p. 32
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:58
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8993

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