The Political Economy Of European Welfare Capitalism

Author: Colin Hay
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137020717
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The Political Economy Of European Welfare Capitalism from the Author: Colin Hay. In this state-of-the-art work, Colin Hay and Daniel Wincott reassess welfare provision across the whole of Europe – East, West and Central – and at the national and EU level. The book challenges much conventional wisdom about the welfare state, including the widely accepted notion of a 'golden age' of welfare, the idea of a challenge posed by globalization, and the notion of the welfare state as a burden on competitiveness and a drain on economic performance. The authors put forward an alternative analysis of European welfare capitalism which highlights the importance of European economic integration, domestic political dynamics and demographic change in determining welfare trajectories. They conclude with a compelling account of the challenges to which European welfare states must respond if they are to survive in the new era of public austerity.

Recasting Welfare Capitalism

Author: Mark Vail
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 159213968X
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Recasting Welfare Capitalism from the Author: Mark Vail. In Recasting Welfare Capitalism, Mark Vail employs a sophisticated and original theoretical approach to compare welfare states and political-economic adjustment in Germany and France. He examines how and why institutional change takes place and what factors characterize economic evolution when moving from times of prosperity to more austere periods and back again. Covering the 1970s to the present, Vail analyzes social and economic reforms, including labor policy, social-insurance, and anti-poverty programs. He focuses on the tactics and actions of key political players, and demolishes the stagnation argument that suggests that France and Germany have largely frozen political economies, incapable of reform. Vail finds that these respective evolutions involve interrelated changes in social and economic policies and are characterized by political relationships that are continuously renegotiated—often in unpredictable ways. In the process, he presents a compelling reconceptualization of change in both the welfare state and the broader political economy during an age of globalization.

Welten Des Wohlfahrtskapitalismus

Author: Stephan Lessenich
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Welten Des Wohlfahrtskapitalismus from the Author: Stephan Lessenich. Die Beitäge dieses Bandes widmen sich Fragen der Einheit und Vielfalt, der Stabilität und Dynamik, der Vergangenheit und Zukunft entwickelter Wohlfahrtsstaatlichkeit. Theoretischer Bezugsrahmen ist das Konzept wohlfahrtsstaatlicher Regime, das in der internationalen Diskussion Karriere gemacht hat. Das Buch bietet damit eine Bestandsaufnahme vergleichender Wohlfahrtsstaatsforschung mit grundlegenden Analysen für die aktuelle politische Debatte um die Zukunft des Sozialstaats.

The Failure Of Anglo Liberal Capitalism

Author: C. Hay
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137360518
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The Failure Of Anglo Liberal Capitalism from the Author: C. Hay. Colin Hay argues that the crisis in which we are still mired is best seen as a crisis of growth and not as a crisis of debt. It is a crisis of and for an excessively liberalised form of capitalism and the Anglo-liberal growth model to which it gave rise.

Monet Re Integration

Author: Waltraud Schelkle
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642575544
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Monet Re Integration from the Author: Waltraud Schelkle. Das anhaltende Interesse an der Theorie monetärer Integration ist einerseits dem europäischen Einigungsprozeß zu verdanken, andererseits der Instabilität des Weltwährungssystems seit dem Zusammenbruch der Bretton-Woods-Vereinbarung. Die vorherrschende Theorie des optimalen Währungsraumes hat sich jedoch angesichts neuerer Entwicklungen in der Theorie der Wirtschaftspolitik sowie in der Theorie des Wechselkurses als zu eng und methodisch fragwürdig erwiesen. Das Buch gibt einen umfassenden, auch für Angehörige anderer sozialwissenschaftlichen Disziplinen gut lesbaren Überblick über den Stand der Forschung zur monetären Integration im allgemeinen und zur europäischen Währungsintegration im besonderen. Es gibt darüber hinaus Anregungen für weiterführende Untersuchungen, z.B. zur Rolle der Arbeitsmarktverfassungen oder der Fiskal- und der Sozialpolitik.

Der Weg Zum Sozialismus

Author: Otto Bauer
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3944690419
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Der Weg Zum Sozialismus from the Author: Otto Bauer. Austromarxismus – die österreichische Schule des Marxismus in der ersten Hälfte des 19 Jahrhunderts – ist unzertrennlich mit den Namen von Otto Bauer, Max Adler und Rudolf Hilferding verbunden. Otto Bauer propagierte den Austromarxismus von 1918 bis 1934 offiziell. In dieser Zeit war er der stellvertretende Parteivorsitzende der Sozialdemokratischen Arbeiterpartei (SDAP). Sein prägnanter Aufruf: „Nicht die Köpfe einschlagen, die Köpfe gewinnen!“, - spiegelt die Strategie der Austromarxisten wieder. Die Arbeiterpartei soll durch die Kraft der Überzeugung und durch demokratische Mittel an die Macht kommen. Erst wenn das neue sozialistische Bewusstsein geschaffen worden ist, kommt die Zeit für die „soziale Revolution“. Als eine Gesellschaftstheorie versucht der Austromarxismus den „Dritten weg“ zwischen dem orthodoxen Marxismus und der radikalen Linken auf einer und dem Revisionismus auf der anderen Seite zu finden. Der folgende Band enthält zwei Schriften \"Der Weg zum Sozialismus\" und \"Programm der sozialdemokratischen Arbeiterpartei Deutschösterreichs\".

Civic Capitalism

Author: Colin Hay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745692109
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Civic Capitalism from the Author: Colin Hay. As we struggle with the legacy of the crisis and with the prospect of accelerating environmental degradation, it is time to ask not what we can do for capitalism but what capitalism can do for us, as citizens of a democratic society. In Civic Capitalism, Colin Hay and Anthony Payne build on their influential analysis of the crisis of the Anglo-liberal growth model to set out a coherent account of the steps required to build an alternative that is more sustainable socially, economically and environmentally. They argue that it is time to move on from the Anglo-liberal model of capitalism whose failings were so cruelly exposed by the crisis. They outline a new model that will work better in advanced capitalist societies, showing how this might be acheived in Britain today. They call this civic capitalism the governance of the market, by the state, in the name of the people, to deliver collective public goods, equity and social justice. This reverses the long ascendant logic of Anglo-liberalism in which citizens have been made to answer to the perceived logics of the capitalism they have been made to serve. The crisis shows us that we can no longer be driven by the perceived imperatives of the old model and by those who have claimed for far too long and, as it turns out, falsely to be able to discern for us the imperatives of the market. It is now time to ask what capitalism can do for us and not what we can do for capitalism.

The Coming Crisis

Author: Colin Hay
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319638149
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The Coming Crisis from the Author: Colin Hay. This book provides a timely warning of the dangers still present and building in the global economic system, whose frailty was exposed by the global financial crisis, and the Eurozone crisis it spawned. The contributors to this volume draw on SPERI’s work on the political economy of growth, stagnation, austerity and crisis, and placing each in the context of the wider environmental crisis.

Demystifying Globalization

Author: C. Hay
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230554504
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Demystifying Globalization from the Author: C. Hay. Globalization, within academic, political and business circles alike, conjures an ever growing diversity of associations, connotations and attendant mythologies. In this volume a distinguished array of international academics assess the contribution of the globalization thesis, in its various guises, to our understanding of social, political and economic change in contemporary societies. They expose, challenge and demystify many of the exaggerated and overgeneralized claims made about globalization, whilst developing a distinctive 'third wave' perspective on the world we inhabit and the processes currently reconfiguring it.

The Three Worlds Of Welfare Capitalism

Author: Gosta Esping-Andersen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745666752
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The Three Worlds Of Welfare Capitalism from the Author: Gosta Esping-Andersen. Few discussions in modern social science have occupied as much attention as the changing nature of welfare states in western societies. Gosta Esping-Andersen, one of the most distinguished contributors to current debates on this issue, here provides a new analysis of the character and role of welfare states in the functioning of contemporary advanced western societies. Esping-Andersen distinguishes several major types of welfare state, connecting these with variations in the historical development of different western countries. Current economic processes, the author argues, such as those moving towards a post-industrial order, are not shaped by autonomous market forces but by the nature of states and state differences. Fully informed by comparative materials, this book will have great appeal to everyone working on issues of economic development and post-industrialism. Its audience will include students and academics in sociology, economics and politics.