The UK as a Third Way: The US Model with a Human Face?

  title={The UK as a Third Way: The US Model with a Human Face?},
  author={Jill Rubery},
  journal={2008 Industry Studies Conference (Archive)},
  • J. Rubery
  • Published 21 May 2008
  • Economics
  • 2008 Industry Studies Conference (Archive)
In most of the literature on varieties of capitalism and welfare states as well as within the public policy debates in Europe, the UK is constantly classified alongside the US; the two countries are taken to represent both the so-called Anglo-Saxon liberal market economy model (Hall and Soskice 2001) in contrast to the coordinated market economy and, in welfare state comparisons, the residual welfare state in contrast to social democratic or conservative corporate welfare states (Esping… 
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