International Cooperation in Social Security

This book addresses the predicted cut-back on social protection by developed welfare states in the face of international economic competition.
Auteur(s):
Bea Cantillon, Ive Marx
boek | verschenen | 1e editie
juni 2005 | xiv + 267 blz.

Hardback
€ 69,-


ISBN 9789050954785


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Some commentators have predicted that the developed welfare states may have to cut back on social protection in the face of international economic competition. Concerns have also been expressed about 'social dumping' and a 'race to the bottom'.

This book addresses the following issues:
- What does theory tell us about such claims?
- Is there empirical evidence pointing to any form of social dumping?
- Are welfare states converging?
- What kind of international cooperation, if any, is necessary to safeguard developed welfare states while at the same time enhancing social protection in the less developed ones?
- What can be learned from existing models of cooperation within federal states, within the European Union, and between other international organisations?

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Table of Contents (p. 0)

INTERTERRITORIAL COMPETITION AND SOCIAL POLICY OUTCOMES

GLOBALISATION AND REDISTRIBUTION (p. 1)

CONVERGENCE OR DIVERGENCE OF OECD HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS? (p. 15)

A DEVOLUTION REVOLUTION? CHANGE AND CONTINUITY IN U.S. STATE SOCIAL POLICIES IN THE 1990s (p. 47)

THE IRREVERSIBLE WELFARE STATE WITHIN THE GLOBALISATION DILEMMA (p. 81)

RANKING ORDERS: PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR SOCIAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS (p. 93)

THE PATH TOWARDS A MORE ‘EMPLOYMENT FRIENDLY’ LIBERAL REGIME? GLOBALISATION AND THE IRISH SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM (p. 125)

THE GLOBALISATION OF POLICY DISCOURSE AND POLICY MAKING

GLOBAL SOCIAL POLICY: FROM NEO-LIBERALISM TO SOCIAL DEMOCRACY? (p. 155)

MULTILATERAL COOPERATION AND SOCIAL SECURITY: THE CASE OF THE GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TRADE IN SERVICES (p. 183)

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN SOCIAL POLICY

EUROPEAN SUBSIDIARITY VERSUS AMERICAN SOCIAL FEDERALISM: IS EUROPE IN NEED OF A COMMON SOCIAL POLICY? (p. 203)

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL POLICY AIMS OF THE PENSION POLICY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (p. 233)

“EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO SOCIAL SECURITY” – YEAH, IN YOUR DREAMS (p. 251)

LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS (p. 265)

ABOUT THE SERIES (p. 267)