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Author Rieger, Elmar.

Title Limits to globalization : welfare states and the world economy / Elmar Rieger and Stephan Leibfried ; translation by Benjamin W. Veghte with the assistance of Elmar Rieger
Published Cambridge : Polity Press in association with Blackwell Publishing, 2003


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Description xiv, 402 pages ; 25 cm
Contents The non-economic preconditions of globalization -- Welfare state mercantilism -- Defensive globalization in the welfare state : foreign trade policy and social policy in the US -- Two worlds of welfare democracy : global capitalism and social policy reform in Germany and the US -- The welfare state and social policy in East Asia : religion and globalization
Summary "Globalization needs to be understood alongside the development of the national welfare state. Welfare provision massively expanded after World War Two, and it was the social protection of the citizenry which allowed Western governments to expose their societies to the external risks inherent in deregulating the global economy. Today, developed welfare states need to recalibrate. Two trajectories are possible: governments may slide back into destructive spirals of protectionism, or they must allow for the complex interaction of domestic social and external economic policy. Drawing on core studies from Germany, the USA and East Asia, Rieger and Leibfried argue that welfare systems function in different ways depending on the cultural setting. Culture thus shapes a welfare regime's capacity to mitigate globalization's effects on particular societies."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Public welfare -- Cross-cultural studies.
Public welfare -- Economic aspects -- Cross-cultural studies.
Author Leibfried, Stephan, 1944-
LC no. 2002013977
ISBN 0745628508
0745628516 paperback