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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||xiii, 376 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Part I. Economic Role of State: General introduction and main issues --
Part II. Historical Review: The role of the state in the pre-World War II period; Forces that changed the role of the state; Growth of public spending and taxation in the 20th century; The role of the state in social protection: historical landmarks; Globalization and public spending --
Part III. Theoretical and Analytical Issues: Theories of public-sector behavior: taxonomy of government types; Voluntary exchange and public choice theories; The Nordic European economic theory of fiscal policy; Policy tools and government roles --
Part IV. The Outcome of State Intervention: Evaluating the impact of public spending on socioeconomic indicators; Social protection in the modern world: some quantitative aspects; The role of the state and economic performance in the Nordic countries --
Part V. On the Economic Role of the State in the Future: The economic role of the state in the future: concluding reflections.
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