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Globalisation and the (non) defence of the welfare state.

Geyer, Robert (1998) Globalisation and the (non) defence of the welfare state. West European Politics, 21 (3). pp. 77-102. ISSN 1743-9655

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Abstract

This article explores the relationship between globalisation and the development of the British and Norwegian welfare states. Focusing on the welfare state policies of the British and Norwegian labour parties and their relationships to the European Union (an important indicator of the impact of globalisation on West European nation-states), it argues that despite the growing importance of global dynamics and pressures, national-level forces were the predominate factors in the development of the British and Norwegian welfare states and relations to the EU in the 1980s and 1990s. Consequently, globalisation does not lead to welfare state convergence, but to divergence, interwoven with national-level dynamics.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: West European Politics
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
ID Code: 35175
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 11 Jan 2011 09:25
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:46
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/35175

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