This title was first published in 2001. This text looks at the welfare state, democracy and globalization, with a focus on Europe. It covers the concepts and limitations of democracy and ponders the fate of the welfare state in Europe.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction; Welfare decline and the crisis of democracy, Theodore Pelagidis, Louka T. Katseli and John Milios. Globalization and Democracy: Fear of freedom, Amartya Sen; The state in a changing world: social-democratizing global capitalism?, Leo Panitch; Globalization and post democracy, Kostas Vergopoulos; Concepts and Limits of Democracy: Marxian theory as a critique of democracy, Richard D. Wolff; Democracy, the market and egalitarianism, Guglielmo Carchedi; Local democracy facing with globalitarianism, Jean-Pierre Garnier; The Market Confronting Welfare and Democratic Policies: European integration and the need for democratic reconciliation, Louka T. Katseli; Catching up or falling behind: regional economic performance and the trajectories of regional economic development in the EU, Michael Dunford; European unemployment: myths and realities, Theodore Pelagidis. The End of the Welfare State in Europe?: Diminished profitability and welfare decline. (reflections on the irreformability of capitalism in the 1990s), John Milios; From competition to confrontation: the role of European economic and monetary union in the Triad, JÃ¶rg Huffschmid; Unemployment and the welfare state in Western Europe, Frank Deppe. Legal and Political Aspects of European Integration: A Democratic Deficit: The particular tripolarity of the European model of legal integration and the deficiencies of European legal theory, Dimitris Christopoulos and Dimitris Dimoulis; The European citizens’ right to free movement in its democratic dimension. The socio-political meaning of a social right, Klaus Sieveking; Citizens’ Europe as a transitional concept, Christina Giannoulis.