Adbusters, Issue 55: No Future

AB55: No Future
(September/October 2004)

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Adbusters is a not-for-profit, reader-supported journal keen on the erosion of our actual and cultural environments via advertisement forces. for the reason that 1989, the journal has been featured in hundreds of thousands of other and mainstream newspapers, magazines, tv and radio exhibits. identified world wide for sparking Occupy Wall road, Adbusters is additionally liable for social media campaigns reminiscent of purchase not anything Day and electronic Detox Week.

Included within the journal are incisive philosophical articles and activist observation, coupled with effect layout that seeks to unbound the normal journal structure. matters appropriate to our modern second, akin to media focus, weather switch and genetically changed meals are frequently featured. We search out an international the place economic system and ecology exist in concord. by way of difficult humans to develop into individuals in preference to spectators, Adbusters takes target at company disinformation, worldwide injustice and the industries and governments who actively pollute and break our actual and psychological commons.

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A short lived government from outside the political mainstream or a very temporary rise in unemployment). 3 The charts can be inspected on our FigShare site. 4 Plots for each variable, by country and over time, can be found on our FigShare site. 5 Our fixed effects multi-level model finds a positive but not significant association for the conservative/corporatist regime type. , Taylor-Gooby, 2004b). 7 As he put it (Esping-Andersen, 1990: 27) the corporatist regimes are ‘typically shaped by the Church, and hence strongly committed to the preservation of traditional familyhood.

Indeed, some theorists have suggested that the high levels of subjective well-being found in Nordic countries are connected with their strong social rights: Marklund (2013: 17) notes that ‘the Nordic countries have scored well in comparative statistics on SWB [subjective well-being ... and] the Nordic model of welfare, with its focus upon collective and universal social security, has typically been seen as a key factor for these favourable results’. Similar observations about the links between high subjective well-being and high welfare spending – and the key role of Nordic countries in driving such associations in quantitative analyses – are made by Rothstein (2010).

9 In short, there is at best only very limited support for the notion that culture and welfare state types are heavily connected. Indeed, there is good reason to presume the two are related but act independently of each other, providing a strong rationale for including societal values in analysis of welfare alongside indicators of welfare state type. Chapter summary This chapter makes three key points:    In debates about cross-national variations in welfare, culture is often said to be an important factor in explaining difference, and has featured as an important explanatory factor in core contributions to the welfare types debate.

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