Welfare Spending in an Era of Globalization: The North—South Divide

  title={Welfare Spending in an Era of Globalization: The North—South Divide},
  author={John Glenn},
  journal={International Relations},
  pages={27 - 50}
  • J. Glenn
  • Published 1 March 2009
  • Sociology
  • International Relations
This paper examines the assertion that economic globalization has led to the decline of welfare spending in recent decades. Although it is often argued that the increasing intensity of globalization has led to such a decline in the industrialized states, the paper finds that there has been little, if any, downturn in either levels of state expenditure in general or in levels of welfare spending in particular. However, the experience of the developing states has been rather different. In their… Expand

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