Small States in World Markets

Small States in World Markets

France, Britain, and six of the seven small European states arrives at the same figure for 1977.23 In the postwar era the relative share of exports in GNP in the small European states has been more than twice as large as in the large ...

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

Category: International relations

Page: 241

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Theoretically innovative and empirically expansive, A Small State's Guide to Influence in World Politics sets out to become the new authority for the study of small states in International Relations (IR). The book's explanatory approach allows for a comparison of small states' situations and relationships across a global selection of some twenty cases in issues of international security, economy, and institutions. In doing so, it shows how IR's longstandingneglect of small states is a missed opportunity--not just for understanding small states but for developing better theories of IR.
Categories: International relations

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: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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This book offers a provocative argument about the impact of political change on the economic strategies of small states, focusing on Belgium and the Netherlands. It argues that a transformation in the style of politics from consensus to competition has constrained the traditional formulas for economic policymaking.
Categories: Business & Economics

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: 628

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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

Small States in the Modern World

Small States in the Modern World

Welfare State? Ideas, Policies and Challenges, Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 61–87. ... Katzenstein, Peter J. (1985), Small States in World Markets: Industrial Policy in Europe, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Author: Harald Baldersheim

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781784711443

Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE

Page: 296

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Small States in the Modern World comprehensively assesses the different modes of adaptation by small states in response to the security and economic vulnerabilities posed by global change. It uses a diverse collection of case studies to explore the complexities of change and to place them in their temporal and geographical context. Issues covered include: • international security and economic vulnerability • small states in international organizations, including the European Union • Quebec and Scotland as autonomous nations but not independent states • different modes of adaptation including market liberalism, social concertation and the management of natural resources. These contributions from renowned authors show that small states need external shelter and internal buffers in order to cope with vulnerability. Although many of the responses are path-dependent, driven by historical legacies, there is scope to choose. This compelling discussion of adaptations of small states will prove invaluable to scholars in political science, international relations and regional studies, as well as policy-makers and in particular those working in small states and would-be states.
Categories: POLITICAL SCIENCE

Aufbruch nach Europa

Aufbruch nach Europa

Income , growth , and volatility in small states , World development 28 ( 2000 ) , 11 , S. 2013 ff .; Katzenstein , Small states in world markets - Industrial policy in Europe ( 6. Aufl . Ithaca [ u.a. ] 1993 ) ; Mach , " Small European ...

Author: Jürgen Basedow

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161476301

Category: Law

Page: 1154

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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.
Categories: Law

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: 484

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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

Small States in International Relations

Small States in International Relations

The larger, more powerful states in the international system increasingly share the global challenges of “smallness” as suggested in Peter Katzenstein's 1985 volume, Small States in World Markets. Although Katzenstein's analysis focused ...

Author: Christine Ingebritsen

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295802107

Category: History

Page: 352

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Smaller nations have a special place in the international system, with a striking capacity to defy the expectations of most observers and many prominent theories of international relations. This volume of classic essays highlights the ability of small states to counter power with superior commitment, to rely on tightly knit domestic institutions with a shared "ideology of social partnership," and to set agendas as "norm entrepreneurs." The volume is organized around themes such as how and why small states defy expectations of realist approaches to the study of power; the agenda-setting capacity of smaller powers in international society and in regional governance structures such as the European Union; and how small states and representatives from these societies play the role of norm entrepreneurs in world politics -- from the promotion of sustainable solutions to innovative humanitarian programs and policies..
Categories: History