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Hirst, Paul and Grahame Thompson. 1999. Globalization in question: the international economy and possibilities of governance 2nd ed. Cambridge: polity press.

• Social life determined by global processes. National cultures, economies and borders are dissolving.
• Scepticism about global economic processes and optimism about the possibilities of control of international economy and viability of national political statrategies.



Mishra, Ramesh BEYOND the nation state : Social policy in an age of globalization Social Policy & Administration; Dec98, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p481-500, 20p http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=2&hid=102&sid=e1a3f635-f201-4ce8-abce-c5b5a1c02330%40sessionmgr109&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=buh&AN=3462330

• The paper proceeds from the assumption that globalization has placed significant constraints on the autonomy of nation states in the making of social policy. It argues that the post-World War II welfare state represented a social system highly successful in combining economic efficiency and dynamism with equity and solidarity. This historic achievement at the nation-state level is being undermined by economic globalization. abstract
• Indeed, unregulated globalization with its tendency towards the residualization of welfare that we are witnessing today represents a neoliberal approach. BUT AS WE SAW IN THE LECTURE THE NATION STATE HAS EXPANDED.
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