Globalization and the Reform of European Social Models

  title={Globalization and the Reform of European Social Models},
  author={A. Sapir},
  journal={PSN: Other International Political Economy: Globalization (Topic)},
  • A. Sapir
  • Published 2005
  • Economics, Political Science
  • PSN: Other International Political Economy: Globalization (Topic)
Summary. Europe’s labour and social institutions need urgent reform if we are to grasp the opportunities offered by globalisation and avoid the threats. But the notion of a single "European Social Model" is largely unhelpful for thinking about reforms. Of the four main models operating, the “Nordic” and the "Anglo-Saxon" models are both efficient, but only the former manages to combine both equity and efficiency. Critically, the "Continental" and "Mediterranean" models, which together account… Expand
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