• 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?v
• 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.