States in the Global Economy

Bringing Domestic Institutions Back In

States in the Global Economy

It is generally argued that globalization has seriously limited the state's capacity to govern domestically. This book questions the thesis that the state's role in promoting social protection and wealth creation has been restricted. Covering a range of areas of state activity and political issues in developing and developed countries, the contributors explore the impact of global interdependence. They argue that globalization can enable as well as constrain, and that the effects will depend on the character of a country's domestic institutions.


'States in the Global Economy is an important contribution to the emerging debate in the literature about a reassessment of the relationship between domestic markets and actors and the ongoing global transformations and challenges. The book highlights the domestic arena as an important area of study if one wants to fully understand the interplay between domestic policy choices and global forces. grounded in a novel and challenging theoretical framework, the book offers theoretical as well as empirical insights, which are highly relevant and very timely.' International Affairs

'… distinguished by both scholarly rigour and imagination … All the chapters in this wide-ranging study are spirited and sharply written.' Japanese Journal of Political Science