Globalization and the Welfare State: A Review of Hans-Werner 'Sinn's Can Germany Be Saved?'

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Merkl C, Brown AJG, Snower D
Journal: Journal of Economic Literature
Publisher: American Economic Association
Publication year: 2009
Volume: 47
Journal issue: 1
Pages range: 136-158
ISSN: 0022-0515
Language: English


Abstract


What are the challenges that globalization makes on welfare states and how should welfare states respond? How should welfare states be designed to enable countries to reap the benefits of globalization? These are the main themes of Hans-Werner Sinn's book, Can Germany Be Saved? We view Germany as a case study of how a welfare state can go wrong in reacting to the pressures of globalization. We present two views of globalization -- the "specialization view" (of Sinn) and the "Great Reorganization view" (ours) -- and examine the policy implications of each for the welfare state design.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Merkl, Christian Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Makroökonomik


How to cite

APA:
Merkl, C., Brown, A.J.G., & Snower, D. (2009). Globalization and the Welfare State: A Review of Hans-Werner 'Sinn's Can Germany Be Saved?'. Journal of Economic Literature, 47(1), 136-158. https://dx.doi.org/10.1257/jel.47.1.136

MLA:
Merkl, Christian, Alessio J. G. Brown, and Dennis Snower. "Globalization and the Welfare State: A Review of Hans-Werner 'Sinn's Can Germany Be Saved?'." Journal of Economic Literature 47.1 (2009): 136-158.

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