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American Political Economy in Global Perspective (Electronic book text)
American Political Economy in Global Perspective (Electronic book text): Harold L Wilensky

American Political Economy in Global Perspective (Electronic book text)

Harold L Wilensky

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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's 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 moderation, the rise of the independent voter, and a rightward shift of the electorate. He specifies a feasible domestic agenda that matches majority sentiments in all rich democracies.


Imprint: Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 2012
Authors: Harold L Wilensky
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 376
ISBN-13: 978-1-139-22792-6
Categories: Books > Business & Economics > Economics > Political economy
Books > Business & Economics > Economics > International economics > General
LSN: 1-139-22792-0
Barcode: 9781139227926

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