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The Future of the Welfare State: Crisis Myths and Crisis Realities

Francis G. Castles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199270170
eISBN:
9780191601514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270171.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book uses data from 21 OECD countries for the period 1980 to 1998 to test a variety of hypotheses suggesting that contemporary welfare states are in crisis and to establish the factors shaping ... More


A Race to the Bottom?

Francis G. Castles

in The Future of the Welfare State: Crisis Myths and Crisis Realities

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199270170
eISBN:
9780191601514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270171.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter focuses on the argument that recent years have seen a ‘race to the bottom’ in social spending. Using comparative data from 21 OECD countries, it shows that social spending has been ... More


National and International Labor Regulation

Robert J. Flanagan

in Globalization and Labor Conditions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306002
eISBN:
9780199783564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306007.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter evaluates the effect of globalization on the extent of a country’s labor regulation and the influence of national and international labor regulations on labor conditions. There is no ... More


On Crises, Myths, and Measurement

Francis G. Castles

in The Future of the Welfare State: Crisis Myths and Crisis Realities

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199270170
eISBN:
9780191601514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270171.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Explores the themes of what follows. It argues that the welfare state literature of the past quarter century has been big on crisis theories of the welfare state and much weaker on facts. The chapter ... More


Globalization and Labor Conditions

Robert J. Flanagan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306002
eISBN:
9780199783564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306007.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This book explains how the three main mechanisms of globalization — international trade, international migration, and international capital flows — alter working conditions (particularly wages, work ... More


Multinational Corporations and Labor Conditions

Robert J. Flanagan

in Globalization and Labor Conditions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306002
eISBN:
9780199783564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306007.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter studies the effects of multinational companies on labor conditions around the world. The evidence shows that (1) the economic presence of multinationals in foreign countries is often ... More


Toward a European Social Policy—At Last?

Bruno Palier and Philippe Pochet

in The State of the European Union Vol. 7: With US or Against US? European Trends in American Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199283958
eISBN:
9780191603297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199283958.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The achievements in European social policy are generally considered weak at best. The European Union’s apparent liberal and supply-side bias lends credence to the idea of a convergence towards the ... More


Adjusting National Tax Policy to Economic Internationalization Strategies and Outcomes

Steffen Ganghof

in Welfare and Work in the Open Economy Volume II: Diverse Responses to Common Challenges in Twelve Countries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240920
eISBN:
9780191600180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240922.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

While tax competition is widely regarded as a major fiscal constraint on the welfare state, in fact, very little is known about its real impact. How have advanced industrialized states reacted to the ... More


A European Welfare State Convergence?

Francis G. Castles

in The Future of the Welfare State: Crisis Myths and Crisis Realities

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199270170
eISBN:
9780191601514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270171.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Seeks to explore the notion that European welfare states have been becoming more alike in recent years, with a view to establishing the reality or otherwise of the notion of a distinct ‘European ... More


International Trade and Labor Standards

T. N. Srinivasan

in Handbook of Trade Policy for Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199680405
eISBN:
9780191760266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680405.003.0030
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

T.S. Srinivasan addresses the linkages between trade and labor standards and trade. He finds that the assertion that increasing competition from trade with developing countries with low labor ... More


Tax Competitiveness—a Dangerous Obsession

Nicholas Shaxson and John Christensen

in Global Tax Fairness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198725343
eISBN:
9780191792687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725343.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter addresses the promotion by many politicians around the world of so-called “tax competitiveness.” It proposes that this ideologically driven phenomenon is reframed as “tax wars” and ... More


Hedge Fund Forum Shopping

Douglas Cumming, Na Dai, and Sofia A. Johan

in Hedge Fund Structure, Regulation, and Performance around the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862566
eISBN:
9780199332762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862566.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

By analyzing data from 1845 funds registered in twenty-four countries, evidence of forum shopping in a “race to the bottom” due to international differences in hedge fund regulation and fund ... More


Introduction: Basic Definitions and Analytical Tasks

Junji Nakagawa

in International Harmonization of Economic Regulation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604661
eISBN:
9780191731679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604661.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter presents the analytical framework of the book. After offering a basic definition of international harmonization, it surveys its history and gives a hypothetical explanation for the ... More


Transfer Pricing and Enforcement Policy in Oligopolistic Markets

Oscar Amerighi

in Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational Enterprise

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026451
eISBN:
9780262269124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026451.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

In this chapter, multinational enterprises (MNE) and their effect on transfer pricing, taxable profits and payments are explored. One of the purposes of the chapter is to consider the international ... More


Social Protection and Globalization

Pierre Pestieau and Mathieu Lefebvre

in The Welfare State in Europe: Economic and Social Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198817055
eISBN:
9780191858673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817055.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In this chapter we discuss two basic ideas. The first one is that technological change as much as (if not more than) globalization leads to increasing income disparities; accordingly, European ... More


The Economic Case for Regulatory Competition

Johanna Stark

in Law for Sale: A Philosophical Critique of Regulatory Competition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198839491
eISBN:
9780191875441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198839491.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses arguments in favour of and against regulatory competition—and systems competition—from an economic perspective. The first strand of positive arguments refers to the merits of ... More


Introduction: The Comparative Study of Environmental Governance

Andreas Duit

in State and Environment: The Comparative Study of Environmental Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027120
eISBN:
9780262323871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027120.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book is a comparative study of environmental governance that highlights the crucial role played by the state in environmental politics and policy. By offering cross-national comparisons of ... More


Rescaling emergent social policies in South East Europe

Paul Stubbs and Siniša Zrinšcak

in Social Policy Review 21: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2009

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423733
eISBN:
9781447303480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423733.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter discusses processes of regional devolution. It opines that the concept of the nation has been important in the development of welfare states, since it has often formed at least part of ... More


Introduction

Ana Teresa Tavares-Lehmann, Lisa Sachs, Lise Johnson, and Perrine Toledano

in Rethinking Investment Incentives: Trends and Policy Options

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172981
eISBN:
9780231541640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172981.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The introduction sets the scene for the rest of the volume, providing an introduction to the key questions related to investment incentives in the context of broader public policy objectives. The ... More


Regulation of Investment Incentives: National and Subnational Efforts to Regulate Competition for Investment Through the Use of Incentives

Kenneth P. Thomas

in Rethinking Investment Incentives: Trends and Policy Options

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172981
eISBN:
9780231541640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172981.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

this chapter delves into particular regulatory mechanisms in three countries—Australia, Canada and the United States—evaluating their effectiveness in controlling harmful incentives bidding. Those ... More


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