Foundations, Problems, and Perspectives

Author: Peter Flaschel,Alfred Greiner

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199751587

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

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Flaschel and Griener's Flexicurity Capitalism provides serious discussion and feasible mathematical models to provide a basic framework for a "flexicurity" economic system--labor market reform that combines flexibility in the hiring and firing processes of firms with security in the employment and income of the workforce.
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Elements for a Synthesis of Marx, Keynes and Schumpeter

Author: Peter Flaschel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540879323

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 399

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This book provides an introduction to advanced macrodynamics, viewed as a di- quilibriumtheoryof?uctuatinggrowth. Itbuildsonanearlierattempttoreformulate 1 the foundations of macroeconomics from the perspective of real markets diseq- librium and the con?ict over income distribution between capital and labor. It does so, not because it wants to support the view that this class con?ict is inevitable, but with the perspective that an understanding of this con?ict may help to formulate socio-economic principles and policies that can help to overcome class con?ict at least in its cruder forms or that can even lead to rationally understandable proce- 2 dures and rules that turn this con?ict into a consensus-driven interaction between 3 capitalists or their representatives and the employable workforce. The book starts from established theories of temporary equilibrium positions, the forces of real growth, and the con?ict over income distribution, represented by basic modeling approaches, which it considers in detail in its Part I in order to prepare the ground for their integration in Part II of the book. In this way we inspect what types of models of disequilibrium, income distribution, and real growth we have at our disposal, as models that have proved to be of real interest and sound from a rigorous modeling perspective.
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Theory, Evidence, and Policy

Author: Peter Flaschel

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 178195139X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

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The current crises in the financialization of capitalism, and their repercussions on the financial viability of entire countries, severely question the achievements of mainstream economics and its disregard of Keynes's theory of effective demand and finance. In view of this, Peter Flaschel and Sigrid Luchtenberg consider roads to a type of capitalism that could eventually be considered as 'social' in nature. The authors underpin their study with theory, empirical evidence, and policy from a positive as well as a normative perspective. As points of departure for their concept of social capitalism, the theoretical framework provides a synthesis of the work of Marx, Keynes, and Schumpeter on ruthless capitalism, regulated capitalism, and competitive socialism.
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Festschrift für Gerhard Schwödiauer zum 65. Geburtstag

Author: Peter Reichling,Horst Gischer,Thomas Spengler,Alois Wenig

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783834910585

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

View: 9719

Wettbewerblich organisierte Ökonomien zeichnen sich durch Wandel einerseits und Anpassungsverhalten andererseits aus. Dabei finden verschiedene ökonomische Transformationsprozesse statt: auf einzel- oder gesamtwirtschaftlicher Ebene, strukturell oder nur regional wirkende Einflüsse, verhaltensbedingte oder regelbezogene Veränderungen.
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Towards New Concepts and Approaches for Employment and Social Policy

Author: Maarten Keune,Amparo Serrano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136208038

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

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In recent years, the concept of flexicurity has come to occupy a central place in political and academic debates regarding employment and social policy. It fosters a view in which the need for continuously increasing flexibility is the basic assumption, and the understanding of security increasingly moves from social protection to self-insurance or individual adaptability. Moreover, it rejects the traditional contradictions between flexibility and security, blending the two into a single notion and thus depoliticizing the relationships between capital and labour. This volume provides a critical discussion of the flexicurity concept, the theories upon which it is built and the ideas that it transmits about work, unemployment and social justice. It shows that flexicurity fosters the further individualization of social protection, an increase in precariousness and the further weakening of labour in relation to capital. The authors present a series of alternative theoretical, normative and policy approaches that provide due attention to the collective and political dimension of vulnerability and allow for the development of new societal projects based on alternative values and assumptions.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Europe

Page: N.A

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ein Plädoyer für soziale Gerechtigkeit

Author: Colin Crouch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783709200674


Page: 233

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Im Widerstand gegen den Neoliberalismus muss das soziale Denken und damit die Sozialdemokratie aus ihrer defensiven Haltung aufgerüttelt und durchsetzungsfähiger gemacht werden. Der Neoliberalismus hat unsere Gesellschaft bereits nachhaltig geprägt, die Veränderungen der vergangenen Jahrzehnte sind nicht mehr rückgängig zu machen. Aus diesem Grund ist für Colin Crouch ein gestalterischer Eingriff nur systemimmanent denkbar: Die Sozialdemokratie muss den Schwerpunkt ihrer Aktivität auf die Beseitigung unerwünschter Auswirkungen der strukturell ineffizienten Marktwirtschaft legen. Ihre Aufgabe ist es, den Wohlfahrtsstaat zu einem Staat der sozialen Investitionen zu machen. Besonderes Gewicht legt der Autor dabei auf eine familienfreundliche Arbeitspolitik, gute Infrastruktur und auf die Stärkung der Gewerkschaften, die im Einklang mit statt gegen Markteinwirkungen arbeiten müssten. Crouch argumentiert in diesem Buch, warum ausschließlich die sozialdemokratische Bewegung in der Lage ist, die notwendigen Maßnahmen einzufordern und durchzusetzen.
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die Suche nach Sicherheit in der Flexibilität

Author: Martin Kronauer,Gudrun Linne

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 423

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Paradoxes in Modern Knowledge Work

Author: Susanne Ekman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137272880

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 253

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Offers a detailed and entertaining analysis of the daily interactions between managers and employees in creative knowledge intensive organizations. Based on vivid examples, the book shows how both managers and employees entertain contradictory understandings of their mutual commitment.
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The orgy of consumerism and waste: Are we the last generation on earth?

Author: Gilbert Van Kerckhove

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477219072

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 361

View: 7842

The West is causing depletion of natural resources and environmental destruction with the help of questionable companies, financial institutions and governments. Today, all eyes are on China and its hazardous environment. Toxic Capitalism, a succinct volume jam-packed with informative but scary data, shows how to fight overconsumption and wastage. Yes, there is a solution. Only complaining will not guarantee the well-being of future generations. What you will discover and learn in the book: The reality of Global Warming How financial institutions and companies fail in their job How governments fail in their duty, vested interests at work How income inequality affects society The role of corruption How inadequate job markets impede better consumption Details on water pollution & scarcity, focus on China What China is doing to combat pollution, to improve the energy mix and promote renewables How China roams the world to buy up and import the much needed resources, including food How much and why we waste (including food and medicine) Air pollution, soil pollution, impact on health Everyday examples of waste, focus on China How we can enforce quality and durability How we can do our part to safeguard the future for our children
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Author: Colin Crouch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 074568808X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Capitalism is the only complex system known to us that can provide an efficient and innovative economy, but the financial crisis has brought out the pernicious side of capitalism and shown that it remains dependent on the state to rescue it from its own deficiencies. Can capitalism be reshaped so that it is fit for society, or must we acquiesce to the neoliberal view that society will be at its best when markets are given free rein in all areas of life? The aim of this book is to show that the acceptance of capitalism and the market does not require us to accept the full neoliberal agenda of unrestrained markets, insecurity in our working lives, and neglect of the environment and of public services. In particular, it should not mean supporting the growing dominance of public life by corporate wealth. The world’s most successful mature economies are those that fully embrace both the discipline of the market and the need for protection against its negative outcomes. Indeed, a continuing, unresolved clash between these two forces is itself a major source of vitality and innovation for economy and society. But maintenance of that tension depends on the enduring strength of trade unions and other critical groups in civil society - a strength that is threatened by neoliberalism’s increasingly intolerant onward march. Outlining the principles for a renewed and more assertive social democracy, this timely and important book shows that real possibilities exist to create a better world than that which is being offered by the wealthy elites who dominate our public and private lives.
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Author: Kathleen Thelen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107053161

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

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This book examines contemporary changes in labor market institutions in the United States, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands, focusing on developments in three arenas - industrial relations, vocational education and training, and labor market policy. While confirming a broad, shared liberalizing trend, it finds that there are in fact distinct varieties of liberalization associated with very different distributive outcomes. Most scholarship equates liberal capitalism with inequality and coordinated capitalism with higher levels of social solidarity. However, this study explains why the institutions of coordinated capitalism and egalitarian capitalism coincided and complemented one another in the "Golden Era" of postwar development in the 1950s and 1960s, and why they no longer do so. Contrary to the conventional wisdom, this study reveals that the successful defense of the institutions traditionally associated with coordinated capitalism has often been a recipe for increased inequality due to declining coverage and dualization. Conversely, it argues that some forms of labor market liberalization are perfectly compatible with continued high levels of social solidarity and indeed may be necessary to sustain it.
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Author: Lars Mjoset

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0857247786

Category: Political Science

Page: 420

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A comprehensive analysis of the political economy of the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden). It emphasizes the variety of experiences within the Nordic realm, from the dramatic collapse of Iceland's economy as the financial bubble burst in 2008 to the full-employment oil-economy of Norway.
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Warum die ärmsten Länder scheitern und was man dagegen tun kann

Author: Paul Collier

Publisher: Pantheon Verlag

ISBN: 3641204941

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Der vielfach preisgekrönte Longseller jetzt in einer neuen Ausgabe Die unterste Milliarde – das sind die ärmsten Menschen der Erde, die am weltweit steigenden Wirtschaftswachstum keinen Anteil haben. Ihre Lebenserwartung ist auf fünfzig Jahre gesunken, jedes siebte Kind stirbt vor dem fünften Lebensjahr. Seit Jahrzehnten befinden sich die Ökonomien dieser Länder im freien Fall – ohne Aussicht auf Besserung. In seinem vielfach preisgekrönten Bestseller erklärt Paul Collier, wie es zu dieser krassen Armut gekommen ist und was man gegen sie tun kann.
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Author: Andranick S. Tanguiane,Hans-Böckler-Stiftung. Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 72

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Contains analysis of, critical remarks on, and constructive suggestions to Towards common principles of Flexicurity of the European Commission (2007).
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The Danish Experience

Author: John L. Campbell,John A. Hall,Ove Kaj Pedersen

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773529977

Category: Political Science

Page: 525

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Denmark has out-performed most other advanced capitalist countries since the mid-1980s Contributors to National Identity and the Varieties of Capitalism draw from the literature on capitalism and small states and corporatism to explore why this is the case. They find that Danish political and economic institutions facilitate bargaining and consensus building in ways that have enabled the state, businesses, and labour unions to adapt to the challenges of globalization. Moreover, by virtue of its small size, homogeneous population, and response to a variety of international challenges - both economic and geopolitical - Denmark has developed a strong national identity that further bolsters consensus building. The result has been an adaptable and flourishing national political economy.
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Lessons of the Baltic States

Author: T. Paas,Raul Eamets

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

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This book aims to throw light upon the main changes in the Baltic states labour markets, laying emphasis on the labour market flexibility, flexicurity and employment issues in the context of the EU eastward enlargement. The European labour markets of both old (EU-15) and new (EU-10) member states are facing big challenges in their current development. There are high expectations connected with improvement of competitiveness of European economy and enlargement of Euro area. Flexible labour markets help to maintain the expected quick economic growth and to adjust to possible asymmetric shocks of Euro area development. The particular significance of the labour market flexibility is also outlined by the Optimal Currency Area Theory (Mundell, 1961), which forms the theoretical framework for the EMU. At the same time a significant increase of labour market flexibility may due to possible increased employment and consequently also income insecurity causing weakening cohesion of a society. European citizens, particularly the citizens of the EU-15 countries, are used to rely on the European social model which stresses the importance of high social security, including also employment security. For improvement of economic growth and competitiveness, the new concept called flexicurity has been introduced. Flexicurity as a policy option in general meaning several ways of social protection for a flexible workforce, which may support social cohesion and sustainable economic growth in the long run perspective. This book brings together new research in this exciting field of economical studies.
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