ISBN-10:
0801445264
ISBN-13:
9780801445262
Pub. Date:
10/11/2007
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Postcommunist Welfare States: Reform Politics in Russia and Eastern Europe / Edition 1

Postcommunist Welfare States: Reform Politics in Russia and Eastern Europe / Edition 1

by Linda J. Cook

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ISBN-13: 9780801445262
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 10/11/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Linda J. Cook is Professor of Political Science at Brown University. She is the author of The Soviet Social Contract and Why It Failed: Welfare Policy and Workers' Politics from Brezhnev to Yeltsin and Labor and Liberalization: Trade Unions in the New Russia.

Table of Contents


List of Figures and Tables     ix
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction: Welfare States and Postcommunist Transitions     1
Old Welfare State Structures and Reform Strategies     31
Non-negotiated Liberalization: Decentralizing Russia's Welfare State and Moving It Off-Budget     55
Contested Liberalization: Russia's Politics of Polarization and Informalization     99
Welfare Reform in Putin's Russia: Negotiating Liberalization within the Elite     145
Comparing Postcommunist Welfare State Politics: Poland, Hungary, Kazakhstan, and Belarus     193
Conclusion: Negotiating Welfare in Democratic and Authoritarian Transitions     239
Index     257

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