Globalization and the Welfare State

The late Ramesh Mishra, formerly Professor Emeritus of Social Policy, York University, Canada

Globalization and the Welfare State is highly accessible and will be welcomed by students and scholars of social policy, social work, political science and sociology as well as by policymakers in international organizations and government.

‘Mishra’s book is an important contribution to the literature on globalization and the welfare state. It offers new insights into the consequences of globalization for the welfare state. While his critical analysis is rather easy to follow, it provides the reader with concrete examples that allow for the development of hypotheses of one’s own about the impact of globalization on the welfare state in Anglo-Saxon countries.’
– Sherrow O. Pinder, Journal of Children & Poverty

‘This is a short book, with only 152 pages of text, but by comparison with longer and windier texts it is a pleasure to read. Mishra has something to say, and he says it clearly, forcefully and directly . . . one might wish that other writers would do as much. I can recommend this book without reservation.’
– Global Social Policy

‘This is an important contribution to the literature on globalization. It teases out the implication of globalization for welfare states and addresses key propositions in a nuanced way. While emphasizing the common trends it also points to the differences in the extent of the impact depending on historical and political factors. Importantly, Mishra stresses throughout that globalization is not merely and economic phenomenon: it has economics, ideological and political dimensions.’
– Julia S. O’Connor, Canadian Journal of Sociology Online

1999 168 pp Paperback 978 1 84064 173 8 £20.80 £26.00 $35.20 $44.00
1999 168 pp Hardback 978 1 85898 221 2 £120.60 £88.00 $120.60 $134.00

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