Comparative Welfare State Politics


Author: Kees van Kersbergen,Barbara Vis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107005639
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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Kees van Kersbergen and Barbara Vis explain the political opportunities and constraints of welfare state reform in advanced democracies.

Politik und Wirtschaft

Ein integratives Kompendium
Author: Karsten Mause,Christian Müller,Klaus Schubert
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658062274
Category: Political Science
Page: 608
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In diesem Kompendium führen 40 Politik- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftler aus insgesamt 25 Hochschulen gemeinsam in die wichtigsten Bereiche der Politischen Ökonomie ein und beleuchten die verschiedenen Teilbereiche jeweils aus Sicht beider Disziplinen. Damit wird in diesem Handbuch erstmals ein explizit integrativer Ansatz verfolgt. Im ersten Teil geben die interdisziplinären Autorenteams einen Überblick über grundlegende Frage- und Problemstellungen, die das Nachdenken über Politik und Wirtschaft sowie insbesondere die Reflexion über das Zusammenspiel dieser beiden Gesellschaftsbereiche seit Jahrhunderten geprägt haben. Der zweite Teil bietet eine Einführung in zentrale Aufgabenbereiche der Wirtschaftspolitik, während im dritten Teil die Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede zwischen den beteiligten Fachdisziplinen bei der Analyse verschiedener Politikfelder aufgezeigt werden.

The Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State


Author: Bent Greve
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415682924
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 467
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'The welfare state' in all its many forms has had a profound role in many countries around the world since at least the Second World War. The Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State explores the classical issues around the welfare state, but also investigates its key concepts, along with how these can be used and analysed. Over forty contributions from renowned international specialists in the field provide readers with expert analysis of the core issues related to the welfare state, including regional depictions of welfare states around the globe. The book combines essays on methodologies, core concepts and central policy areas to produce a comprehensive picture of what 'the welfare state' means around the world. In the midst of the credit crunch, the Handbook addresses some of the many questions about the welfare state. It will be an invaluable reference book for students and scholars throughout the social sciences, particularly in sociology, social policy, public policy, international relations, politics, and gender studies.

Europäische Wohlfahrtssysteme

Ein Handbuch
Author: Klaus Schubert,Simon Hegelich,Ursula Bazant
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531908529
Category: Political Science
Page: 704
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In diesem Handbuch wird die Sozial- und Wohlfahrtspolitik der EU-25-Staaten und die wohlfahrtspolitische Entwicklung der EU dargestellt und analysiert. Weiterhin wird die sozial- und politikwissenschaftliche Debatte über die Entwicklung der Wohlfahrtssysteme in Europa rekapituliert und fortgesetzt. Das Buch dient somit als umfassende Einführung in die sozial- und wohlfahrtspolitische Praxis der europäischen Länder.

Vom Armenhaus zum Wohlfahrtsstaat


Author: Jens Alber
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Europe
Page: 280
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Handbuch Governance

Theoretische Grundlagen und empirische Anwendungsfelder
Author: Arthur Benz,Susanne Lütz,Uwe Schimank,Georg Simonis
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531904078
Category: Political Science
Page: 470
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Governance ist zu einem Schlüsselkonzept nicht nur der Politikwissenschaft geworden. Dieses Handbuch bietet einen umfassenden Zugang zu allen Grundlagen und Aspekten des Governancekonzepts.

Die Logik des kollektiven Handelns

Kollektivgüter und die Theorie der Gruppen
Author: Mancur Olson
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161485046
Category: Political Science
Page: 181
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Über das befremdliche Überleben des Neoliberalismus

Postdemokratie II
Author: Colin Crouch
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518760904
Category: Political Science
Page: 248
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Spätestens als Lehman Brothers im September 2008 Insolvenz anmelden mußte, hatte es für einen kurzen Moment den Anschein, als habe die letzte Stunde des Neoliberalismus geschlagen: Nachdem das Mantra vom Markt und von der Privatisierung seit den siebziger Jahren in aller Munde war, sollten nun die Regierungen eingreifen, um systemrelevante Banken zu retten. Die Kompetenz der Wirtschaftsführer stand massiv in Frage. Heute, nur drei Jahre später, bekommen die Manager wieder riesige Boni. Zur Refinanzierung der Rettungspakete werden Sozialleistungen gekürzt. Die Logik des radikalen Wettbewerbs und des unternehmerischen Selbst prägt nach wie vor unsere Mentalität. Wie ist das möglich? Diese Frage stellt Colin Crouch in seinem großen neuen Essay. Der Autor des vielbeachteten Bestsellers »Postdemokratie« zeichnet die Ideengeschichte des Neoliberalismus nach und betont, daß der Konflikt Staat vs. Markt zu kurz greift: Es sind die gigantischen transnationalen Konzerne, unter denen die Demokratie »und« das Marktmodell leiden. Doch wir können uns wehren, indem wir uns auf unsere Werte und unsere Macht als Verbraucher besinnen. Das ist Crouchs optimistische Vision einer sozialen und demokratischen Marktwirtschaft.

Citizenship and Welfare State Reform in Europe


Author: Jet Bussemaker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134658117
Category: Political Science
Page: 208
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This work examines the concept of citizenship in relation to social policy, in the context of the rapidly changing European welfare states. Leading academics analyse concrete changes in social rights and citizenship roles, and offer theoretical investigations of citizenship and the welfare state. Issues discussed include: · citizenship versus residence as a basis for social rights · the relationship between rights and obligations · workers rights and non-workers rights · exclusion and inclusion in the labour market and community life · the relationship between social and political citizenship · poverty and social exclusion · new roles for citizens as clients, consumers and participants in the welfare state

Dismantling the Welfare State?

Reagan, Thatcher and the Politics of Retrenchment
Author: Paul Pierson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316583538
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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This book offers a careful examination of the politics of social policy in an era of austerity and conservative governance. Focusing on the administrations of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, Pierson provides a compelling explanation for the welfare state's durability and for the few occasions where each government was able to achieve significant cutbacks. The programmes of the modern welfare state - the 'policy legacies' of previous governments - generally proved resistant to reform. Hemmed in by the political supports that have developed around mature social programmes, conservative opponents of the welfare state were successful only when they were able to divide the supporters of social programmes, compensate those negatively affected, or hide what they were doing from potential critics. The book will appeal to those interested in the politics of neo-conservatism as well as those concerned about the development of the modern welfare state. It will attract readers in the fields of comparative politics, public policy, and political economy.

Die alte Bundesrepublik

Kontinuität und Wandel
Author: Hellmut Wollmann
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322941922
Category: Social Science
Page: 579
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41 Jahre nach Gründung der Bundesrepublik und im Übergang zu einem vereinten Deutschland ziehen die Autoren, durchweg bekannte Politik- und Sozialwissenschaftler, in zentralen Bereichen der "alten" bundesrepublikanischen Politik Bilanz und versuchen, Perspektiven aufzuzeigen. Eine wichtige Frage hierbei ist, ob Regierungswechsel einen nachhaltigen Einfluß auf die Entwicklung sowohl des Regierungssystems insgesamt als auch auf die einzelnen Politikfelder ausüben konnten oder ob nicht Kontinuität, d. h. ein Prozeß "kumulativer" Politikentwicklung, prägend war.

New Risks, New Welfare

The Transformation of the European Welfare State
Author: Peter Taylor-Gooby
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019926726X
Category: Political Science
Page: 248
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This book, based on brand new data from a major study and long-standing collaboration between a number of prominent European scholars, provides a fresh perspective on the future of the welfare state across the EU. Through detailed case-study analysis, it analyses the emergence of new social risks alongside traditional needs.

Skills and Inequality

Partisan Politics and the Political Economy of Education Reforms in Western Welfare States
Author: Marius R. Busemeyer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 131606252X
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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Skills and Inequality studies the political economy of education and training reforms from the perspective of comparative welfare state research. Highlighting the striking similarities between established worlds of welfare capitalism and educational regimes, Marius R. Busemeyer argues that both have similar political origins in the postwar period. He identifies partisan politics and different varieties of capitalism as crucial factors shaping choices about the institutional design of post-secondary education. The political and institutional survival of vocational education and training as an alternative to academic higher education is then found to play an important role in the later development of skill regimes. Busemeyer also studies the effects of educational institutions on social inequality and patterns of public opinion on the welfare state and education. Adopting a multi-method approach, this book combines historical case studies of Sweden, Germany, and the United Kingdom with quantitative analyses of macro-level aggregate data and micro-level survey data.

Reforming the Bismarckian Welfare Systems


Author: Bruno Palier,Claude Martin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444306804
Category: Political Science
Page: 176
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Gathering among the best European specialists of welfare statecomparisons, this book organises comprehensive and up to dateinformation on European welfare state reforms in an analyticalframework which allows a new approach to social policy changes. Demonstrates that, contrary to the common view, 'Bismarckian'welfare states have changed significantly Contains long term but also very accurate data and perspectivebeginning from the 1980s and up to the most recent reforms Speaks to two literatures: the one on welfare state, socialpolicies and welfare state reforms; the other to the politicalscience literature on changes, path dependency and incrementalchanges Organises comprehensive and up to date information on Europeanwelfare state reforms in an analytical framework Includes contributions from the best specialists of the field,including members of the European academic community of socialpolicy comparativists

Culture and the Politics of Welfare

Exploring Societal Values and Social Choices
Author: J. Hudson,N. Jo,A. Keung
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113745749X
Category: Political Science
Page: 130
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This text offers an in-depth examination of the influence of culture on welfare states. It suggests new ways in which cross-national differences in culture might be measured and, using a range of approaches, utilizes these measures to explore the role culture plays in shaping differences in social policy frameworks across high income countries.

Retirement, Work and Pensions in Ageing Korea


Author: Jae-Jin Yang,Thomas Klassen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135272743
Category: Political Science
Page: 208
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Even among the four Asian tigers, with their economic miracles during the past several decades that allowed them to join the ranks of the developed nations, South Korea is extraordinary. As significant as its economic progress, from a dirt poor and devastated nation in the 1960s, is South Korea’s emerging welfare state. Although established in a short time, and still immature in some aspects, its unique East-Asian model now faces a population that is aging at an unprecedented rate. This book introduces readers to the impact of demographic changes in Korea, particularly the impact of these on work, retirement and pensions; and as importantly, provides an explanation for the reforms of public policy in these domains. The chapters provide an up-to-date assessment of aging, retirement, and pension policies in South Korea and give valuable insights into the diverse aspects of the unprecedented rapid aging. The theme of this volume, which brings together the foremost Korean scholars and experts, is how rapid demographic change in Korea has been a central factor in income security policy for the elderly, as well as workplace policies.

The Political Economy of Welfare Reform in the United States


Author: Mary Reintsma
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 184720712X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 232
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The welfare system in the United States underwent profound changes as a result of the groundbreaking welfare legislation passed in 1996 entitled The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act (PRWORA). The Political Economy of Welfare Reform in the United States examines in detail the legislative process that gave rise to PRWORA and presents two alternative theories to explain this process; the traditional public interest model of government and the public choice model. On the basis of a detailed historical analysis of welfare programs and policies in the US, the author explains the two alternative theories and engages in a detailed institutional and statistical analysis to make a convincing argument for the validity of the public choice paradigm. Mary Reintsma s book reveals how the outcome of any legislation is highly dependent on the input of interest groups and the interactions of such groups with those responsible for passing the legislation. The Political Economy of Welfare Reform in the United States will appeal to academics and researchers involved in public sector economics, public choice theory and welfare economics reform.

Working Mothers and the Welfare State

Religion and the Politics of Work-family Policies in Western Europe and the United States
Author: Kimberly J. Morgan
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804754149
Category: Political Science
Page: 250
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This book explains why countries have adopted different policies for working parents through a comparative historical study of four nations: France, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United States.

Developmental Politics in Transition

The Neoliberal Era and Beyond
Author: C. Kyung-Sup,B. Fine,L. Weiss
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137028300
Category: Social Science
Page: 329
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Blending theory and case studies, this volume explores a vitally important and topical aspect of developmentalism, which remains a focal point for scholarly and policy debates around democracy and social development in the global political economy. Includes case studies from China, Vietnam, India, Brazil, Uganda, South Korea, Ireland, Australia.

Welfare Reform in Rural Places

Comparative Perspectives
Author: Paul Milbourne,Terry Marsden
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1849509182
Category: Political Science
Page: 248
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Intends to significantly extend previous research work on the rural impacts of national welfare reform and position it in a broader context. This title provides a comprehensive and comparative account of the rural dimensions of welfare in a number of developed countries.