Capitalism, Democracy, and Welfare

ISBN-10: 0521613078
ISBN-13: 9780521613071
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/11/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Based on the key idea that social protection in a modern economy, both inside and outside the state, can be understood as protection of specific investments in human capital, Torben Iversen offers a systematic explanation of popular preferences for redistributive spending, the economic role of political parties and electoral systems, and labor market stratification (including gender inequality). Contrary to the popular idea that competition in the global economy undermines international differences in the level of social protection, Iversen argues that these differences are actually made possible by a high international division of labor.

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Welfare Production Regimes
A Political Economy Approach to the Welfare State
A Brief Analytical History of Modern Welfare Production Regimes
Political Foundations of Social Policy
Explaining Individual Social Policy Preferences
Credible Commitment, Political Institutions, and Social Protection
Forces of Change
Coping With Risk: The Expansion of Social Protection
New Tradeoffs, New Policies: Challenges of the Service Economy
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