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Title The nation-state in transformation : economic globalisation, institutional mediation and political values / edited by Michael Böss.

Imprint Århus [Denmark] : Aarhus University Press, ©2010.

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Description 1 online resource (401 pages).
Series MatchPoints, 1904-3384 ; 1
MatchPoints ; 1. 1904-3384
Note Some papers were presented at a conference on "The Knowledge-Based Economy, Identities and the Transforming State," held at Aarhus University in Nov. 2007.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Towards a new consensus / Michael Böss -- The political economy of scale and nation, with special reference to Denmark / John L. Campbell and John A. Hall -- The historical dimension of Ireland's road to modernisation and Europeanisation / Brian Girvin -- It's not the economy, stupid -- or is it? / David Marsh -- The knowledge economy as a state project / Bob Jessop -- Globalisation, the nation-state and the public sector / Francis Fukuyama -- Negotiated governance and hybridity in small European countries : Ireland and Denmark / Rory O'Donnell -- Addicted to growth : state, market and the difficult politics of development in Ireland / Seán Ó Riain -- The competition state : Irish lessons / Peadar Kirby -- Ireland's multiple interface-periphery development model : achievements and limits / Joseph Ruane -- Globalisation and development : Ireland and Denmark in comparative perspective / Georg Sørensen -- Responding to globalisation : changing the state strategy from infrastructural power to authoritarian liberal power / Lars Bo Kaspersen, Linda Thorsager -- Pragmatic nationals : the character and roots of Danish Europragmatism / Michael Böss -- The Nordic welfare model and the challenge of globalisation / Bjørn Hvinden -- Social capital and the welfare state / Gert Tinggaard Svendsen, Gunnar Lind Haase Svendsen -- Between democracy and good governance : a national-global quest / Henrik P. Bang -- Social partnership in Ireland : diluting or deepening democracy? / Chris McInerney -- General conclusions and perspectives / Michael Böss.
Summary The Nation-State in Tranformation discusses the significance of the state in a globalised economy. Focusing on Denmark and Ireland, the book analyses how small states adapt to the international market and argues that the institutional mediation of globalisation helps us explain why some states seem to possess more capacity to adjust than others. Not only must we bring the state back in, ' we must also consider how history, culture and collective identities influence the performance of the nation-state in the new globalised world order. With contributions by Francis Fukuyama, Bob Jessop, David Marsh, John A Hall and John Campbell, Georg Sorensen, Bjorn Hvinden, Rory ODonnell, Peadar Kirby, Joseph Ruane, Brian Girvin, Sean ORiain, Chris McInerny, Gert and Gunnar Svendsen, Lars Bo Kaspersen and Linda Thorsager, Henrik Bang, and Michael Boss.
Globalisation is a challenge that creates both winners and losers. Until 2008 the small Northern European states were amongst the winners as they adjust well to rapid changes in the international political economy. These countries traditionally stay competitive by balancing open economies and flexible industrial policies within various forms of social partnerships and welfare systems. But what are the factors of their success, what is the significance of the state in a globalised economy, how do we explain the differentiated effects - and what has happened after the recent economic decline?
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Subject Globalization -- Economic aspects.
Nation-state and globalization.
International economic integration -- Political aspects.
International economic relations -- Political aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Böss, Michael, 1952-
Bang, Henrik.
Campbell, John L.
Other Form: Print version: Nation-state in transformation. Århus [Denmark] : Aarhus University Press, ©2010 9788779344921 (DLC) 2010286284 (OCoLC)320802198
ISBN 9788779342071 (electronic bk.)
8779342078 (electronic bk.)
9788779344921 (pbk.)
8779344925 (pbk.)