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Privatizing Pensions : The Transnational Campaign for Social Security Reform / Mitchell A. Orenstein.

Author/Creator:
Orenstein, Mitchell A., author.
Edition:
Course Book
Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2008]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 2 line illus. 22 tables.
Subjects:
Pensions -- Government policy.
Social security -- Government policy.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
text file PDF
Summary:
To what extent do international organizations, global policy networks, and transnational policy entrepreneurs influence domestic policy makers? Have we entered a new phase of globalization that, unbeknownst to most citizens, shapes policies that used to be the sole domain of domestic politics? Privatizing Pensions reveals how international institutions--such as the World Bank, USAID, and other transnational policy actors--have played a seminal role in the development, diffusion, and implementation of new pension reforms that are transforming the postwar social contract in more than thirty countries worldwide, including the United States. Mitchell Orenstein shows how transnational actors have driven change in a policy area once thought to be beyond reform in many countries, and how they have done so by deploying their unique resources and legitimacy to promote new ideas, recruit disciples worldwide, and provide a broad range of technical assistance to government reformers over the long term. He demonstrates that while domestic decision makers may retain veto power over these reforms--which replace traditional social security with individual pension savings accounts--transnational policy makers play the role of "proposal actors," shaping the information, preferences, and resources of their domestic clients. Privatizing Pensions argues that even the most quintessentially domestic areas of policy have been thoroughly globalized, and that these international influences must be better understood.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter One. The Rise of Pension Privatization
Chapter Two. Evaluating the Impact of Transnational Actors
Chapter Three. A Model of Transnational Actor Influence
Chapter Four. The Transnational Campaign for Pension Privatization
Chapter Five. Domestic Enactment of Pension Privatization
Chapter Six. Transnational Influence and Its Limits
Chapter Seven. Analyzing Transnational Public Policy
Appendix. Understanding Pension Privatization
References
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9781400837663
OCLC:
979742124
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781400837663 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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