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Welfare State Reader

ISBN-10: 0745635563
ISBN-13: 9780745635569
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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Description: Including 20 selections, reflecting the thinking and research in welfare state studies, these readings are organized around a series of debates - on welfare regimes, globalization, Europeanization, demographic change and political challenges.

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 404
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

Including 20 selections, reflecting the thinking and research in welfare state studies, these readings are organized around a series of debates - on welfare regimes, globalization, Europeanization, demographic change and political challenges.

Acknowledgements
Editors' Note
Editors' Introduction to the Second Edition
Approaches to Welfare
The First Welfare State?
'Classical'
The Welfare State in Historical Perspective
Citizenship and Social Class
Universalism versus Selection
Perspectives on the Left
What is Social Justice?
The Fiscal Crisis of the State
Some Contradictions of the Modern Welfare State
The Power Resources Model
Responses from the Right
The Meaning of the Welfare State
The Two Wars against Poverty
The New Politics of the New Poverty
Feminism
Feminism and Social Policy
The Patriarchal Welfare State
Debates and Issues
Welfare Regimes
Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism
Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism or More? A State-of-the-Art Report
Globalization
Globalization, Economic Change and the Welfare State The 'Vexatious Inquisition of Taxation'?
Negative Integration: States and the Loss of Boundary Control
A Race to the Bottom?
Europeanization
Welfare-State Regress in Western Europe: Politics, Institutions, Globalization, and Europeanization
Deliberative Governance and EU Social Policy
The Open Method of Co-ordination and the European Welfare State
Demographic Challenges to the Welfare State
Population Ageing: An Unavoidable Future
The Evolving Concept of 'Retirement': Looking Forward to the Year 2050
The Global Retirement Crisis
Gender Equity in Theories of Fertility Transition
Political Challenges
The New Politics of the Welfare State
Beyond Retrenchment: Four Problems in Current Welfare State Research and One Suggestion on How to Overcome Them
The Futures of Welfare
A New World of Welfare
Positive Welfare
The Politics of the New Social Policies: Providing Coverage against New Social Risks in Mature Welfare States
Beyond Universalism and Particularism: Rethinking Contemporary Welfare Theory
Ways Ahead?
A Welfare State for the Twenty-First Century
Investing in the Citizen-Workers of the Future: Transformations in Citizenship and the State under New Labour
Basic Income and the Two Dilemmas of the Welfare State
Index

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