From Vulnerability to Competitiveness


In this ground-breaking, two-volume study of the adjustment of advanced welfare states to international economic pressures, leading sholars detail the wide variety of responses in twelve countries. Volume I presents comparative analyses of different countries' vulnerabilities and capabilities, the effectiveness of their policy responses, and the role of values and discourse in the politics of adjustment. Volume II presents in-depth analyses of the experiences of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom as well as special studies on the participation of women in the labour market, early retirement, the liberalization of public services, and international tax competition.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Fritz W. Scharpf
  • Vivien A. Schmidt
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 2000


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