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

Fritz W. Scharpf and Vivien A. Schmidt

Abstract

This is the first of a two‐volume study of the adjustment of advanced welfare states to international economic pressures, in which leading scholars detail the wide variety of responses in 12 countries to the challenges to their employment and social policy systems in the period between the first oil‐price crises of the early 1970s and the increasing economic globalization of the 1980s and 1990s. Rejecting any notion of convergence to some kind of neo‐liberal orthodoxy, the authors find that most countries have remained true to the basic features of their post‐war model as they have liberalized ... More

Keywords: adjustment, convergence, discourse, employment, globalization, institutional capability, oil‐price crisis, policy learning, social policy, values, welfare state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780199240883
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199240884.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fritz W. Scharpf, editor
Max Plank Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
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Vivien A. Schmidt, editor
Boston University
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