Transnational Capital and the End of National Social Settlements?: Recent Developments in Sweden

Cuadernos de Relaciones Laborales, Vol. 19, pp. 149-179, 2001

Posted: 25 Apr 2011

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Guy Vernon

University of Southampton

Chris Rees

Royal Holloway, University of London

Abstract

The paper challenges the pervasive view that economic internationalisation necessarily undermines national political economies and renders unworkable state action in support of social protection and the social regulation of employment. Whilst it is commonly assumed that globalisation must erase the particularities of the so-called "Swedish model", a careful marshalling of the available evidence finds little support for the hollowing out or erosion of national regimes. On the contrary, the paper presents a wide range of data (concerning employment, skill formation, earnings and inequality, bargaining activity, and corporate strategy) which shows evidence of continued specificity.

Suggested Citation

Vernon, Guy and Rees, Chris, Transnational Capital and the End of National Social Settlements?: Recent Developments in Sweden. Cuadernos de Relaciones Laborales, Vol. 19, pp. 149-179, 2001, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1817608

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