Globalization and Welfare

By (author)Ritu Vij

Representative of the transformed landscape of social theory after the ‘cultural turn’ the sixteen essays collected here draw attention to the key conceptual and theoretical issues at stake in welfare provision in the cotext of global capitalism. Grouped in four sections – citizenship and global governance, regulating global capital, re-politicizing the retreat of the state and governmentality and the micro-politics of welfare reform – this collection facilitates a productive engagement with critical perspectives on social pretoection under conditions of global capitalism and suggests avenues for the future development of critical scholarship on globalization and welfare.

 

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The claim that economic globalization ‘necessitates’ the retreat of the welfare state in advanced instrialized democracies has been widely disseminated in contemporary political, academic and mediate discourse. Subject to vigorous analysis by scholars from a variety of disciplines, the theoretical basis of this claim, and the empirical evidence mounted in its defence, has been systematically critiqued over the last decade. This reader bring together, for the first time, the leading voices in scholarship critical of the ‘inevitability thesis’ on welfare.

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 22 × 14 × 2 cm
Book Author

Ritu Vij

Edition

1st

Format

Hardback

ISBN

9781403901651

Language

English

Pages

305

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