"Incredibly timely. Hansen is a leading scholar in the state politics field who has compiled an impressive body of work dealing with the political causes and consequences of declining wages."?Paul Brace, Clarence L. Carter Professor, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University "An excellent book and a fine addition to the literature on economic development policy and American federalism. It serves as an important critique of the notion that globalization is behind the decline in American workers' well-being."?Peter Eisinger, Henry Cohen Professor, Milano Graduate School, New School for Management and Urban Policy.
Globalization, Interstate Competition, and Labor -- The State Role in Labor Costs -- Explaining State Differences in Labor Cost Trends -- The Economic Effects of Cutting Labor Costs -- Social and Political Consequences of Declining Labor Costs -- Conclusion