Small States in World Markets

Small States in World Markets

In Small States in World Markets, Peter Katzenstein examines the successes of these economically vulnerable nations of Western Europe, showing that they have managed to stay economically competitive while at the same time preserving their ...

Author: Peter J. Katzenstein

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501700361

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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By the early 1980s the average American had a lower standard of living than the average Norwegian or Dane. Standards of living in the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, and Austria also rivaled those in the United States. How have seven small democracies achieved economic success and what can they teach America? In Small States in World Markets, Peter Katzenstein examines the successes of these economically vulnerable nations of Western Europe, showing that they have managed to stay economically competitive while at the same time preserving their political institutions. Too dependent on world trade to impose protection, and lacking the resources to transform their domestic industries, they have found a third solution. Their rapid and flexible response to market opportunity stems from what Katzenstein calls "democratic corporatism," a mixture of ideological consensus, centralized politics, and complex bargains among politicians, merest groups, and bureaucrats. Democratic corporatism is the solution these nations have developed in response to the economic crises of the 1930s and 1940s, the liberal international economy established after World War II, and the volatile markets of more recent years. Katzenstein maintains that democratic corporatism is an effective way of coping with a rapidly changing world, a more effective way than the United States and several other large industrial countries have yet managed to discover.
Categories: Political Science

Small states in world politics

Small states in world politics

Katzenstein, Peter J. Small States in World Markets: Industrial Policy in Europe. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1985. Kegley Jr., Charles W., and Gregory A. Raymond. Exorcising the Ghost of Westphalia: Building World Order in ...

Author: Matthias Maass

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526108548

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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What is the story behind the paradoxical survival of small and weak states in a world of great powers and crude power politics? And what explains the dramatic rise and fall in the number of states overtime, following no consistent trend and not showing an immediately obvious direction or pattern? The answers lie at the system-level: Small states survival is shaped by the international states system. Small state survival and proliferation is determined first and foremost by features of and dynamics created at the states system. As the states system changes and evolves the chances for small states to survive or proliferate change as well. In fact, a quantitive investigation confirms this, showing that over the course of more than 31⁄2 centuries, the number of small states did fluctuate widely and at times dramatically.
Categories: Political Science

A Small State s Guide to Influence in World Politics

A Small State s Guide to Influence in World Politics

In short, institutions provide forums and tools that small states can use to shape and gain influence in their ... to global market forces and occupied niches in the global economy.92 The positions of small developing states seemed more ...

Author: Tom Long

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190926205

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Page: 240

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A complete guide for how small states can be strikingly successful and influential--if they assess their situations and adapt their strategies. Small states are crucial actors in world politics. Yet, they have been relegated to a second tier of International Relations scholarship. In A Small State's Guide to Influence in World Politics, Tom Long shows how small states can identify opportunities and shape effective strategies to achieve their foreign policy goals. To do so, Long puts small states' relationships at the center of his approach. Although small states are defined by their position as materially weaker actors vis-a-vis large states, Long argues that this condition does not condemn them to impotence or irrelevance. Drawing on typological theory, Long builds an explanation of when and how small states might achieve their goals. The book assesses a global range of cases-both successes and failures-and offers a set of tools for scholars and policymakers to understand how varying international conditions shape small states' opportunities for influence.
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Economic Adjustment and Political Transformation in Small States

Economic Adjustment and Political Transformation in Small States

small states use these corporatist practices and welfare-state institutions to help extend their exposure to world markets through multilateral liberalization and international institution-building; and ...

Author: Erik Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199208333

Category: Political Science

Page: 277

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This book uses the examples of Belgium and the Netherlands to show the impact of political change on the economic strategies of small states. It argues that a transformation in the style of politics from consensus to competition has constrained the traditional formulas for economic policymaking. Small states like Belgium and the Netherlands are much more vulnerable to the influence of world market forces as a result.
Categories: Political Science

Small States in the Global Economy

Small States in the Global Economy

able and leading to comparatively higher costs of production and distribution on the world market for small economies and the vital role played by preferences under the GSP and under CBI , CARIBCAN , and the Lomé Convention .

Author: David Peretz

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 0850926734

Category: Social Science

Page: 615

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This collection of papers presented to the Commonwealth Secretariat/World Bank Joint Task Force conferences sets out an agenda for future national, regional and international actions to address economic vulnerabilities of small states.
Categories: Social Science

Aufbruch nach Europa

Aufbruch nach Europa

Ithaca ( u.a. ) 1993 ) ; Mach , " Small European states in world markets ” revisited The questioning of compensation policies in the lights of the Swiss case ( Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung , 1999 ) .

Author: Jürgen Basedow

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161476301

Category: Law

Page: 1105

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English summary: Authors from 25 countries have contributed to a Festschrift to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Max Planck Institute for Private Law in Hamburg. The articles cover the history and future research projects of the Institute, aspects of German, European and international economic law, private international law and civil procedure, issues of comparative law and the unification of laws and selected private law topics from non-German legal systems. German description: Die Grundung des Max-Planck-Instituts fur auslandisches und internationales Privatrecht geht auf das Jahr 1926 zuruck. In der Festschrift zu seinem 75-jahrigen Bestehen sind Beitrage von Autoren aus aller Welt, die dem Institut verbunden sind, vereinigt. Mit dem 'Aufbruch nach Europa' wird programmatisch ein Bogen uber die meisten Beitrage gespannt, aber auch der Weg des Instituts beschrieben, von den Anfangen und bis in die Zukunft hinein.
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Small States Big Challenges

Small States  Big Challenges

Peter Katzenstein's book, Small States in World Markets, is a classic study that opened the way for research on small states combining international relations perspective with domestic politics of small nations.8 Small states need ...

Author: Danica Fink-Hafner

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 9783845265797

Category: Political Science

Page: 345

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Norwegen und Slowenien gehören hinsichtlich der Einwohnerzahl beide zu den kleinen Ländern Europas. Das Buch vergleicht die Herausforderungen und Möglichkeiten der beiden Demokratien in mehreren Politikfeldern, z.B. nationale Politik und Volkswirtschaft, Medien, Religion, Geschichtsbildung, Umweltherausforderungen sowie internationale Beziehungen.
Categories: Political Science

Handbook of Governance in Small States

Handbook of Governance in Small States

Small States in World Markets, Industrial Policy in Europe. London: Cornell University Press. Khan, M. H., 2007. Governance, economic growth and development since the 1960s. UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Working Paper 54, ...

Author: Lino Briguglio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429590122

Category: Political Science

Page: 430

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This volume covers a wide spectrum of governance issues relating to small states in a global context. While different definitions of governance are given in the chapters, most authors associate governance with the setting and implementation of policies aimed at managing a country or territory, and with the related institutional structures and interventions by political actors. Generally, good governance is associated with concepts such as policy effectiveness, accountability, transparency, control of corruption, encouragement of citizens’ voice and gender equality—factors which are, in turn, linked with democracy. What emerges from the book is that the societies of small states are being re-shaped by various forces outside their control, including the globalization process and climate change, rendering their governance ever more complex. These problems are not solely faced by small states, but small country size tends to lead to a higher degree of exposure to external factors. The chapters are grouped into four sections broadly covering political, environmental, social and economic governance. Governance is influenced by many, often intertwined, factors; the division of the book into four parts therefore does not detract from the fact that governance is multifaceted, and such division was based on the primary focus of each particular study and its main disciplinary background. The expert authors have, moreover, used a variety of approaches in the studies, the subject of small states being well suited to scholarly work from different disciplines using qualitative, quantitative and mixed approaches to arrive at useful conclusions.
Categories: Political Science

The Influence of Small States on Superpowers

The Influence of Small States on Superpowers

Richard L. Bernal, “China and Small Island Developing States,” Africa-East Asian Affairs, The China Monitor, ... Peter J. Katzenstein, Small States in World Markets: Industrial Policy in Europe (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1985).

Author: Richard L. Bernal

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498508179

Category: Political Science

Page: 456

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The success of Jamaica’s impact on U.S. foreign policy proves that it is possible for a small, developing country to influence a superpower. Issues and experiences that are documented and analyzed in this book illustrate the issues of critical importance concerning the relations between large, powerful countries and small states.
Categories: Political Science

The Role of Small States in the European Union

The Role of Small States in the European Union

The conclusion gives an answer as to whether his approach applies to the smaller states in the EU context and whether ... 2 Katzenstein, P. (1985), Small States in World Markets; Industrial policy in Europe (Ithaca and London: Cornell ...

Author: Baldur Thorhallsson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351882521

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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A fully documented text which addresses a key issue of EU decision-making which is surfacing again in proposed institutional reforms. It looks at the role of smaller states, deals with the important criteria of distribution and redistribution of EU budgetary expenditures in the key areas of agriculture and structural funds and explains how smaller states promote their interest more effectively than larger states. It focuses on the administrations of small states, their relations with the Commission and their negotiation tactics in the Council. This is the first attempt to empirically test Peter Katzenstein’s thesis on the role of smaller states in international relations by making important recommendations on how the core assumptions of Katzenstein need to be modified, especially when applied to the EU context. This work is a good supplementary text book for courses on European studies, comparative politics and international relations. It is particularly suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students.
Categories: Political Science