in Rich Democracies

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780520231764
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928336 | DOI:

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This chapter investigates the impact of globalization on job security, labor standards, and the welfare state. It shows that neither the flow of capital and labor across national boundaries nor the increasing prominence of multinational corporations are major threats to the social and labor-market policies of rich democracies. It examines whether the nation-state is eroding as a unit of social-science analysis and as the center of political action and evaluates the impact of so-called alliance capitalism.

Keywords: globalization; job security; labor standards; welfare state; flow of capital; multinational corporations; labor-market policies; rich democracies; nation-sate; alliance capitalism

Chapter.  20618 words. 

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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