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International Social Policy Welfare Regimes in the Developed World

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ISBN-10: 0230573207

ISBN-13: 9780230573208

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Pete Alcock, Gary Craig, Peter Alcock, Peter Alcock

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Updating the successful first edition, this book offers an insightful comparative study of welfare provision throughout the developed world. Written by international experts, the book explores policy development, organisation, changes and trends.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 3/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

#60;b#62;Pete Alcock#60;/b#62; is Professor of Social Policy and Administration and Director of the ESRC Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham.nbsp;#60;/p#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Margaret May#60;/b#62; is Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Social Policy, University of Birminghamnbsp;#60;/p#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Sharon Wright#60;/b#62; is Lecturer and Deputy Head of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, in the School of Applied Social Science, University of Stirling.#60;/p#62;

List of Tables and Figures
Notes on the Contributors
List of Abbreviations
Introduction and Acknowledgements
The International Context
An American Welfare State?
Canada: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?
Australia: From Wage-Earners to Neo-Liberal Welfare State
New Zealand: From Early Innovation to Humanizing the Market
The United Kingdom: Constructing a Third Way?
Sweden: Between Model and Reality
Germany: A Centrist Welfare State at the Crossroads
Italy: Still a Pension State?
Russia: State Socialism to Marketized Welfare
Japan: Constructing the `Welfare Society'
Korea: Rescaling the Developmental Welfare State?
China: The Art of State and Social Policy Remodelling
South Africa: Transition Under Pressure