Sweden and the revival of the capitalist welfare state / Andreas Bergh.

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  • Cheltenham, England ; Northampton, Massachusetts : Edward Elgar 2014
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1 online resource (168 p.)
  • 1-78347-350-9
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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • English
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  • Cover; Copyright; Contents; Figures, tables and boxes; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Prosperity and equality: the golden years 1870-1970; 3. The 'not quite so golden' years 1970-1995; 4. The return of the capitalist welfare state; 5. The capitalist welfare state's bloc-transcending history; 6. The consequences of increasing competition; 7. The resilience of labour market regulation and rent control; 8. Challenges ahead: can the capitalist welfare state survive?; Appendices; Bibliography; Index
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  • 'Sweden has a remarkable political culture that marries market liberalism and social democratic sensibilities. Bergh's fine book helps us get beyond a sense of paradox in that.'- Daniel Klein, George Mason University, USThis book tackles a number of controversial questions regarding Sweden's economic and political development: How did Sweden become rich? How did Sweden become egalitarian? Why has Sweden since the early 1990s grown faster than the US and most EU-countries despite its high taxes and generous welfare state? The author uses new research on institutions and economic reforms to expl

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