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The Resource American political economy in global perspective, Harold L. Wilensky

American political economy in global perspective, Harold L. Wilensky

Label
American political economy in global perspective
Title
American political economy in global perspective
Statement of responsibility
Harold L. Wilensky
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book is a guide to claims about the proper role of government and markets in a global economy"--Provided by publisher
  • "This book is a guide to claims about the proper role of government and markets in a global economy. Moving between systematic comparison of 19 rich democracies and debate about what the United States can do to restore a more civilized, egalitarian, and fair society, Harold L. Wilensky tells us how six of these countries got on a low road to economic progress and which components of their labor-crunch strategy are uniquely American. He provides an overview of the impact of major dimensions of globalization, only one of which , ♯ the interaction of the internationalization of finance and the rapid increase in the autonomy of central banks , ♯ undermines either national sovereignty or job security, labor standards, and the welfare state. Although Wilensky views American policy and politics through the lens of globalization, he concludes that the nation-state remains the center of personal identity, social solidarity, and political action. He concentrates on what national differences mean for the well-being of nations and their people. Drawing on lessons from abroad and from America, ♯s̥ own past successes, Wilensky shows how we can reverse our three-decade decline. He argues that, in order to get off the low road, we must overcome the myths of , ♯m͠oderation, , ♯ ̮the rise of the , ♯i͠ndependent voter, , ♯ ̮and a rightward shift of the electorate. He specifies a feasible domestic agenda that matches majority sentiments in all rich democracies"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
330.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC103
LC item number
.W52 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
American political economy in global perspective, Harold L. Wilensky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Part I. Globalization, Public Policy, and the Wellbeing of People: 1. The welfare state as the center of public finance and political conflict; 2. Energy policy and performance: U.S. and the world; 3. What tradeoffs are good and bad for the economy?: domestic structures and policies that permit adaptation to globalization; 4. Retrenchment of the welfare state? the fate of 'cutback budgeting' in Italy, France, Germany, the U.S., U.K., and New Zealand; 5. Pensions coverage: US health care remains unique; 6. The impact of 'globalization': an overview; Part II. Moving the U.S. off the Low Road: Lessons from Abroad: 7. Low road versus high road: American exceptionalism; 8. Policy implications for the United States: how to get off the low road
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 360 p.
Isbn
9781107018099
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011025693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn731901351
  • (OCoLC)ocn793977763
Label
American political economy in global perspective, Harold L. Wilensky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Part I. Globalization, Public Policy, and the Wellbeing of People: 1. The welfare state as the center of public finance and political conflict; 2. Energy policy and performance: U.S. and the world; 3. What tradeoffs are good and bad for the economy?: domestic structures and policies that permit adaptation to globalization; 4. Retrenchment of the welfare state? the fate of 'cutback budgeting' in Italy, France, Germany, the U.S., U.K., and New Zealand; 5. Pensions coverage: US health care remains unique; 6. The impact of 'globalization': an overview; Part II. Moving the U.S. off the Low Road: Lessons from Abroad: 7. Low road versus high road: American exceptionalism; 8. Policy implications for the United States: how to get off the low road
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 360 p.
Isbn
9781107018099
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011025693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn731901351
  • (OCoLC)ocn793977763

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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