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CHALLENGES OF GLOBALIZATION FOR INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY, SOCIAL SECURITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Rudolph, Alexandra

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Abstract

Globalization is the tighter integration of the world’s economies and societies through trade, capital and migration flows, and diffusion of ideas. Advances in these areas pose a multitude of challenges on individuals, the nation states, as well as the international community. The motivation to address challenges of globalization for international mobility, social welfare and environmental sustainability from an economic perspective arises from the wish to structure and understand these complex, yet poorly studied phenomena. For that reason each chapter establishes clear hypotheses which are based on economic models explaining the incentive structure of agents or the political economy of institutions. Each empirical analysis uses existing macroeconomic observational evidence to test the predictions and establish meaningful implications for the relevant actors. Taking the multitude of challenges posed by globalization into account, this dissertation contributes to the understanding of three challenges contemporary global politics is facing.

Item Type: Dissertation
Supervisor: Dreher, Prof. Dr. Axel
Date of thesis defense: 17 August 2015
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2015 10:14
Date: 2015
Faculties / Institutes: The Faculty of Economics and Social Studies > Alfred-Weber-Institut for Economics
Subjects: 320 Political science
330 Economics
Controlled Keywords: Politische Ökonomie, Globalisierung, Angewandte Ökonometrie
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