The Welfare State Reader / Edition 2

The Welfare State Reader / Edition 2

by Christopher Pierson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745635555

ISBN-13: 9780745635552

Pub. Date: 01/16/2007

Publisher: Wiley

The Welfare State Reader has rapidly established itself as a vital source of outstanding original research. In the second edition of this highly respected Reader, Pierson and Castles have comprehensively overhauled the content, bringing it wholly up to date with contemporary discussions about this most crucial area of social and political life. The book includes…  See more details below

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The Welfare State Reader has rapidly established itself as a vital source of outstanding original research. In the second edition of this highly respected Reader, Pierson and Castles have comprehensively overhauled the content, bringing it wholly up to date with contemporary discussions about this most crucial area of social and political life. The book includes fifteen new and carefully edited selections, all reflecting the very latest thinking and research in welfare state studies. These readings are organized around a series of current debates - on welfare regimes, on globalization, on Europeanization, on demographic change and the political challenges of the new century. There are also two substantial sections devoted to the futures of welfare - assessing the new risks and new opportunities that confront policy-makers in an increasingly complex political environment. Each part, as well as the volume overall, is set in context by an editorial introduction.

As well as bringing together classic debates, The Welfare State Reader constitutes an invaluable guide to what is happening at the cutting edge of welfare research. Read either independently or alongside the third edition of Pierson's Beyond the Welfare State?, it will give the reader an unrivalled overview of debates surrounding the welfare state.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745635552
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/16/2007
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Editors' Note
Editors' Introduction1
IApproaches to Welfare
The First Welfare State?11
The Welfare State in Historical Perspective18
Citizenship and Social Class32
Universalism versus Selection42
What is Social Justice?51
The Fiscal Crisis of the State63
Some Contradictions of the Modern Welfare State67
The Power Resources Model77
The Meaning of the Welfare State90
The Two Wars against Poverty96
The New Politics of the New Poverty107
Feminism and Social Policy119
The Patriarchal Welfare State133
IIDebates and Issues
Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism154
The Real Worlds of Welfare Capitalism170
Towards a European Welfare State?190
Is the European Social Model Fragmenting?207
Social Welfare and Competitiveness234
Negative Integration: States and the Loss of Boundary Control254
Challenges to Welfare: External Constraints257
National Economic Governance263
Social Security around the World271
On Averting the Old Age Crisis281
Intergenerational Conflict and the Welfare State: American and British Perspectives293
The New Politics of the Welfare State309
Welfare State Retrenchment Revisited320
IIIThe Futures of Welfare
High-Risk Strategy337
The Implications of Ecological Thought for Social Welfare343
Basic Income and the Two Dilemmas of the Welfare State355
The Welfare State and Postmodernity360
Positive Welfare369
Subject Index380
Name Index400

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