The New Politics of the Welfare State / Edition 1

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Overview

The welfare states of affluent democracies now stand at the center of political discussion and social conflict. In these path-breaking essays, an international team of leading analysts demonstrate that the politics of social policy focus on the renegotiation, restructuring, and modernization of the post-war social contract rather than its dismantling.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198297567
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/21/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 5.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Abbreviations
List of Contributors
Introduction: Investigating the Welfare State at Century's End 1
1 Round Up the Usual Suspects! Globalization, Domestic Politics, ad Welfare State Change 17
2 The Dynamics of Welfare State Expansion: Trade Openness, De-industrialization, and Partisan Politics 45
3 Post-industrial Pressures on the Mature Welfare States 80
4 Welfare State and Production Regimes in the Era of Retrenchment 107
5 Comparative Institutional Advantages of Welfare State Regimes and New Coalitions in Welfare State Reforms 146
6 The Political of Social Pacts: 'Competitive Corporatism' and European Welfare Reform 165
7 Political Institutions and Welfare State Restructuring: The Impact of Institutions on Social Policy Change in Developed Democracies 197
8 Political Institutions, Veto Points, and the Process of Welfare State Adaptation 238
9 Partisan Competition and Welfare State Retrenchment: When Do Politicians Choose Unpopular Policies? 265
10 The Comparative Political Economy of Pension Reform 305
11 Who Pays for Health Care Reform? 334
12 Labour Market Regimes under Threat? Sources of Continuity in Germany, Britain, and Sweden 368
13 Coping with Permanent Austerity: Welfare State Restructuring in Affluent Democracies 410
References 457
Index 501
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