The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

by Francis G. Castles
     
 

"'This new Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State represents state-of-the-art scholarship on one of the most important institutions of our times. The Handbook brings together the world's leading authorities from many disciplines and provides an exhaustive and yet easily accessible treatment of the complete range of issues relevant for understanding welfare states.

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"'This new Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State represents state-of-the-art scholarship on one of the most important institutions of our times. The Handbook brings together the world's leading authorities from many disciplines and provides an exhaustive and yet easily accessible treatment of the complete range of issues relevant for understanding welfare states. The volume has simply no rival, be it in termes of intellectual breadth or scholarly quality---a truly impressive addition to OUP's fantastic Handbook series.' Gosta Esping-Andersen, Professor of Sociology, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona" "'This is not a book for the faint-hearted, nor for those looking for welfare-state lite. Instead, this large coherent volume offers a rich array of talented authors applying diverse approaches---historical, philosophical, political, sociological, and economic---to analysing and comparing welfare states around the world and to offering a powerful reassertion of their resilience and their importance in a modern economy.' Nicholas Barr, Professor of Public Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science" "'The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State, written by an impressive array of scholars, is THE book to read to understand the welfare state in all its complexity, from philosophical foundations to methodological and substantive theories, from policies and processes to actors and institutions, and from established welfare states to emerging ones.' Vivien A. Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, Boston University." "A compendium of works by prominent thinkers in contemporary welfare state research, this Handbook is a unique guide to current trends in one of the most crucial and contested areas of social and political development." "Oxford Handbooks offer authoritative and up-to-date surveys of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates. as well as a foundation for future research. Oxford Handbooks provide scholars and graduate students with compelling new perspectives upon a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences." The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State is a definitive guide to the contemporary welfare state. It begins with an evaluation of the philosophical case for (and against) a welfare state. This is followed by accounts of the origins and history of welfare states; the approaches used in studying them; the many actors, components and policies they comprise; and the full range of results achieved. The last sections of the book describe the different types of welfare state that have developed around the world and take a look at their prospects for the future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199579396
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/10/2010
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
912
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Figures

Select List of Abbreviations

About the Contributors

Preface Stephan Leibfried Leibfried, Stephan

Note on the Jacket Illustration Stephan Leibfried Leibfried, Stephan

1 Introduction Christopher Pierson Pierson, Christopher 1

PART I PHILOSOPHICAL JUSTIFICATIONS AND CRITIQUES OF THE WELFARE STATE

2 Ethics Stuart White White, Stuart 19

3 Intellectual Roots Matthieu Leimgruber Leimgruber, Matthieu 32

4 Critics and Beyond Fiona Ross Ross, Fiona 45

PART II HISTORY

5 The Emergence of the Western Welfare State Anne Sander Sander, Anne 61

6 Post-War Welfare State Development Franz-Xaver Kaufmann Kaufmann, Franz-Xaver 81

PART III APPROACHES

7 Research Methods Alexander Hicks Hicks, Alexander 105

8 Public and Private Social Welfare Peter Whiteford Whiteford, Peter 121

9 Families versus State and Market Mary Daly Daly, Mary 139

10 Disciplinary Perspectives Einar Øverbye Øverbye, Einar 152

PART IV INPUTS AND ACTORS

11 Needs and Risks in the Welfare State Martin Kohli Kohli, Martin 169

12 Democracy and Capitalism Torben Iversen Iversen, Torben 183

13 Unions and Employers Bernhard Ebbinghaus Ebbinghaus, Bernhard 196

14 Parties Manfred G. Schmidt Schmidt, Manfred G. 211

15 Political Institutions Ellen M. Immergut Immergut, Ellen M. 227

16 Public Attitudes Stefan Svallfors Svallfors, Stefan 241

17 Gender Ann Shola Orloff Orloff, Ann Shola 252

18 Religion Philip Manow Manow, Philip 265

19 Migration and Ethnic Minorities Carl-Ulrik Schierup Schierup, Carl-Ulrik 278

20 European Union Gerda Falkner Falkner, Gerda 292

21 Intergovernmental Organizations Klaus Armingeon Armingeon, Klaus 306

22 Globalization Duane Swank Swank, Duane 318

PART V POLICIES

23 Social Expenditure and Revenues Uwe Wagschal Wagschal, Uwe 333

24 Old-Age Pensions Julia F. Lynch Lynch, Julia F. 353

25 Health Heinz Rothgang Rothgang, Heinz 367

26 Long-Term Care Heinz Rothgang Rothgang, Heinz 378

27 Work Accident and Sickness Benefits Olli Kangas Kangas, Olli 391

28 Disability Mark Priestley Priestley, Mark 406

29 Unemployment Insurance Eero Carroll Carroll, Eero 420

30 Labour Market Activation Lane Kenworthy Kenworthy, Lane 435

31 Social Assistance Claus Wendt Wendt, Claus 448

32 Family Benefits and Services Naomi Finch Finch, Naomi 462

33 Housing Michelle Norris Norris, Michelle 479

34 Education Rita Nikolai Nikolai, Rita 494

PART VI POLICY OUTCOMES

35 The Social Rights of Citizenship John D. Stephens Stephens, John D. 511

36 Inequality and Poverty Peter Saunders Saunders, Peter 526

37 Macroeconomic Outcomes Isabela Mares Mares, Isabela 539

38 Welfare Retrenchment Jonah D. Levy Levy, Jonah D. 552

PART VII WORLDS OF WELFARE

39 Models of the Welfare State John Gelissen Gelissen, John 569

ESTABLISHED WELFARE STATES

40 The Nordic Countries Mikko Kautto Kautto, Mikko 586

41 Continental Western Europe Bruno Palier Palier, Bruno 601

42 The South European Countries Maurizio Ferrera Ferrera, Maurizio 616

43 The English-Speaking Countries Francis G. Castles Castles, Francis G. 630

EMERGING WELFARE STATES

44 Latin America Juan Bogliaccini Bogliaccini, Juan 644

45 East Asia Joseph Wong Wong, Joseph 656

46 Eastern Europe and Russia Linda J. Cook Cook, Linda J. 671

PART VIII PROSPECTS

47 The Sustainability of Western Welfare States Howard Glennerster Glennerster, Howard 689

48 The Global Future of Welfare States Goran Therborn Therborn, Goran 703

References 721

Subject Index 821

Name Index 861

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