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Title Free trade and social welfare in Europe : explorations in the long 20th century / edited by Lucia Coppolaro, Lorenzo Mechi
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 188 pages)
Series Routledge studies in modern European history
Routledge studies in modern European history.
Summary "This book deals with the historical relationship between international trade liberalisation - one of the backbones of globalisation - and the development of social welfare. In Europe the issue has regularly been at the centre of the political debate for at least two centuries, and still nowadays it continues to inspire decisions of the highest order, as in the recent case of Brexit. Analysing a number of particularly meaningful episodes and moments, the eight chapters of this edited volume provide an overview of the multiple ways in which the liberalisation/welfare nexus has been addressed in Europe since the end of the 19th century. Describing the oscillations from phases in which state, non-state and transnational actors saw the two elements as widely conflicting, to others in which more harmonious visions prevailed, the book uncovers the political complexity of the issue and contributes to clarify its connections with the current economic situation, political balances and general social conditions"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Lucia Coppolaro is an associate professor at the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies, University of Padova Lorenzo Mechi is an associate professor at the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies, University of Padova
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 14, 2020)
Subject Free trade -- Europe -- History -- 20th century
Globalization -- Europe
Free trade.
HISTORY / General
Social conditions.
Social policy.
Europe -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Europe -- Social policy -- 20th century
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Coppolaro, Lucia, editor.
Mechi, Lorenzo, editor.
LC no. 2019054836
ISBN 0429023944