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European Pensions & Global Finance

Gordon L. Clark


This book is about the demographic and funding crises that threaten systems of pension and retirement income in continental Europe. The book argues that state-sponsored social security will not deliver promised retirement incomes for the baby-boom generation; European monetary union and the imperatives of global finance has made such promises untenable thereby undercutting nation-state social solidarity. Globalisation has set many challenges for European countries, not least of which is providing pension security for their citizens. At the same time, global finance has opened-up options for co ... More

Keywords: funding crisis, pension, retirement income, social security, global finance, nation-state, globalisation, Europe, social justice, social solidarity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199253647
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253647.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gordon L. Clark, author
Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography and Fellow of the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
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