The Welfare State Reader / Edition 2

The Welfare State Reader / Edition 2

by Christopher Pierson
     
 

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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

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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.

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     viii
Editors' Note     xii
Editors' Introduction to the Second Edition     1
Approaches to Welfare     5
The First Welfare State?   Thomas Paine     9
'Classical'     15
The Welfare State in Historical Perspective   Asa Briggs     16
Citizenship and Social Class   T. H. Marshall     30
Universalism versus Selection   Richard Titmuss     40
Perspectives on the Left     49
What is Social Justice?$dCommission on Social Justice     50
The Fiscal Crisis of the State   James O'Connor     62
Some Contradictions of the Modern Welfare State   Claus Offe     66
The Power Resources Model   Walter Korpi     76
Responses from the Right     89
The Meaning of the Welfare State   Friedrich von Hayek     90
The Two Wars against Poverty   Charles Murray     96
The New Politics of the New Poverty   Lawrence M. Mead     107
Feminism     119
Feminism and Social Policy   Mary McIntosh     120
The Patriarchal Welfare State   Carole Pateman     134
Debates and Issues     153
Welfare Regimes     159
Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism   Gosta Esping-Andersen     160
Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism or More? A State-of-the-Art Report   Wil Arts   John Gelissen     175
Globalization     199
Globalization, Economic Change and the Welfare State: The 'Vexatious Inquisition of Taxation'?   Colin Hay     200
Negative Integration: States and the Loss of Boundary Control   Fritz Scharpf     223
A Race to the Bottom?   Francis G. Castles     226
Europeanization     245
Welfare-State Regress in Western Europe: Politics, Institutions, Globalization, and Europeanization   Walter Korpi     246
Deliberative Governance and EU Social Policy   Paul Teague     269
The Open Method of Co-ordination and the European Welfare State   Damian Chalmers   Martin Lodge     289
Demographic Challenges to the Welfare State     297
Population Ageing: An Unavoidable Future   David Coleman     298
The Evolving Concept of 'Retirement': Looking Forward to the Year 2050   James H. Schulz     309
The Global Retirement Crisis   Richard Jackson      325
Gender Equity in Theories of Fertility Transition   Peter McDonald     333
Political Challenges     347
The New Politics of the Welfare State   Paul Pierson     348
Beyond Retrenchment: Four Problems in Current Welfare State Research and One Suggestion on How to Overcome Them   Bruno Palier     358
The Futures of Welfare     375
A New World of Welfare     377
Positive Welfare   Anthony Giddens     378
The Politics of the New Social Policies: Providing Coverage against New Social Risks in Mature Welfare States   Giuliano Bonoli     389
Beyond Universalism and Particularism: Rethinking Contemporary Welfare Theory   Nick Ellison     408
Ways Ahead?     433
A Welfare State for the Twenty-First Century   Gosta Esping-Andersen     434
Investing in the Citizen-Workers of the Future: Transformations in Citizenship and the State under New Labour   Ruth Lister     455
Basic Income and the Two Dilemmas of the Welfare State   Philippe van Parijs     473
Index     478

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