The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

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The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State is the authoritative and definitive guide to the contemporary welfare state. In a volume consisting of nearly fifty newly-written chapters, a broad range of the world's leading scholars offer a comprehensive account of everything one needs to know about the modern welfare state. The Handbook is divided into eight sections. It opens with three chapters that evaluate the philosophical case for (and against) the welfare state. Surveys of the welfare state's history and of ...
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Overview


The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State is the authoritative and definitive guide to the contemporary welfare state. In a volume consisting of nearly fifty newly-written chapters, a broad range of the world's leading scholars offer a comprehensive account of everything one needs to know about the modern welfare state. The Handbook is divided into eight sections. It opens with three chapters that evaluate the philosophical case for (and against) the welfare state. Surveys of the welfare state's history and of the approaches taken to its study are followed by four extended sections, running to some thirty-five chapters in all, which offer a comprehensive and in-depth survey of our current state of knowledge across the whole range of issues that the welfare state embraces. The first of these sections looks at inputs and actors (including the roles of parties, unions, and employers), the impact of gender and religion, patterns of migration and a changing public opinion, the role of international organisations and the impact of globalization. The next two sections cover policy inputs (in areas such as pensions, health care, disability, care of the elderly, unemployment, and labour market activation) and their outcomes (in terms of inequality and poverty, macroeconomic performance, and retrenchment). The seventh section consists of seven chapters which survey welfare state experience around the globe (and not just within the OECD). Two final chapters consider questions about the global future of the welfare state.

The individual chapters of the Handbook are written in an informed but accessible way by leading researchers in their respective fields giving the reader an excellent and truly up-to-date knowledge of the area under discussion. Taken together, they constitute a comprehensive compendium of all that is best in contemporary welfare state research and a unique guide to what is happening now in this most crucial and contested area of social and political development.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199650514
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/8/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 912
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.90 (d)

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Francis G. Castles is Professor Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the Research School of Social Sciences at Australian National University and at the Center for Social Policy Research (CeS) in Bremen.

Stephan Leibfried is Professor of Public Policy at the University of Bremen, Director of the Collaborative Research Center "Transformations of the State" (TranState) and member of the Unit History and Institutions of the Center for Social Policy Research (CeS) there.

Jane Lewis is Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Fellow of the British Academy, and a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Herbert Obinger is Professor of Comparative Public and Social Policy at the University of Bremen, directs the Unit History and Institutions of the Center for Social Policy Research (CeS) and directs two projects in the Collaborative Research Center "Transformations of the State" (TranState).

Christopher Pierson is Professor of Politics at the University of Nottingham and Director of Teaching and Lead Editor of the British Journal of Politics and International Relations.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
About the Contributors
Preface, Stephan Leibfried
A Note on the Jacket Illustration, Stephan Leibfried
1. Introduction, Francis G. Castles, Stephan Leibfried, Jane Lewis, Herbert Obinger, and Christopher Pierson
Part I Philosophical Justifications and Critiques of the Welfare State
2. Ethics, Stuart White
3. Intellectual Roots, Christopher Pierson and Matthieu Leimgruber
4. Critics and Beyond, Desmond King & Fiona Ross
Part II History
5. The Emergence of the Western Welfare State, Stein Kuhnle & Anne Sander
6. Post-War Welfare State Development, Frank Nullmeier & Frank-Xaver Kaufmann
Part III Approaches
7. Research Methods, Edwin Amenta & Alexander Hicks
8. Public and Private Social Welfare, Willem Adema & Peter Whiteford
9. Families versus State and Market, Mary Daly
10. Disciplinary Perspectives, Einar Overbye
Part IV Inputs and Actors
11. Needs and Risks, Jan Zutavern & Martin Kohli
12. Democracy and Capitalism, Torben Iversen
13. Unions and Employers, Bernhard Ebbinghaus
14. Parties, Manfred G. Schmidt
15. Political Institutions, Ellen M. Immergut
16. Public Attitudes, Stefan Svallfors
17. Gender, Ann Shola Orloff
18. Religion, Kees van Kersbergen & Philip Manow
19. Migration and Ethnic Minorities, Stephen Castles & Carl-Ulrik Schierup
20. European Union, Gerda Falkner
21. Intergovernmental Organizations, Klaus Armingeon
22. Globalization, Duane Swank
Part V Policies
23. Social Expenditure and Revenues, Herbert Obinger & Uwe Wagschal
24. Old-Age Pensions, Karl Hinrichs & Julia Lynch
25. Health, Richard Freeman & Heinz Rothgang
26. Long-term Care, August Oesterle & Heinz Rothgang
27. Work Accident and Sickness Benefits, Olli Kangas
28. Disability, Mark Priestley
29. Unemployment Insurance, Joakim Palme, Eero Carroll & Ola Sjoberg
30. Labour Market Activation, Lane Kenworthy
31. Social Assistance, Thomas Bahle, Michaela Pfeifer & Claus Wendt
32. Family Benefits and Services, Jonathan Bradshaw & Naomi Finch
33. Housing, Tony Fahey & Michelle Norris
34. Education, Marius R. Busemeyer & Rita Nikolai
Part VI Policy Outcomes
35. Social Rights of Citizenship, John Stephens
36. Inequality and Poverty, Peter Saunders
37. Macroeconomic Outcomes, Isabela Mares
38. Welfare Retrenchment, Jonah Levy
Part VII Worlds of Welfare
39. Models of the Welfare State, Wilhelm A. Arts & John Gelissen
Established Welfare States
40. The Nordic Countries, Mikko Kautto
41. Continental Western Europe, Bruno Palier
42. The South European Countries, Maurizio Ferrera
43. The English-speaking Countries, Francis G. Castles
Emerging Welfare States
44. Latin America, Evelyne Huber & Juan Bogliaccini
45. East Asia, Ito Peng & Joseph Wong
46. Eastern Europe and Russia, Linda. J. Cook
Part VIII Prospects
47. The Sustainability of Western Welfare States, Howard Glennerster
48. The Global Future of Welfare States, Ian Gough & Goran Therborn

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