1. Social Europe

    Social Europe

    Edited by Richard Berthoud, Maria Iacovou
    Social Europe analyses the diverse dynamics of the lives of people across Europe. It is the first quantitative analysis of its kind to make a systematic comparison of life chances across the fifteen countries of the EU. This wide perspective enables the researchers to illustrate how social policy regimes interact with personal resources and circumstances to affect people’s well-being. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  2. The OECD and European Welfare States

    The OECD and European Welfare States

    Edited by Klaus Armingeon, Michelle Beyeler
    The OECD and European Welfare States comprises 14 country studies considering OECD recommendations and their implementation in Western European welfare states, an analysis of the internal processes in the OECD, a theoretical introduction and a concluding comparative chapter. The overall results show a large degree of consistency in OECD analyses and recommendations, though little efficacy is revealed. The authors of this book have compiled a major contribution to the analysis of the impact of international organisations on national welfare states, widening the scope of traditional analyses of national welfare state development. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  3. Rethinking the Welfare State

    Rethinking the Welfare State

    Edited by Martin Rein, Winfried Schmähl
    In this book a distinguished group of contributors discuss the changing political economy of pension reform. They focus on those countries which have launched a significant reframing of their pension system. Each chapter provides a detailed review of recent pension reforms and offers institutional evidence of the extent to which these reforms suggest a redirection of the welfare state towards a more public-private mix of policies. The countries were selected to represent the variety of new directions which mature industrial countries as well as countries in transition have taken. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 196.00   Web: $ 176.40
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  4. Restructuring the Welfare State

    Restructuring the Welfare State

    Virpi Timonen
    What happens to extensive and generous welfare states when they are faced with serious economic crisis and the effects of globalization? This thorough analysis of the processes of social policy restructuring in two Nordic welfare states endeavours to answer this and other questions related to their survival in a world of intensifying global competition. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  5. Social Exclusion in European Welfare States

    Social Exclusion in European Welfare States

    Edited by Ruud Muffels, Panos Tsakloglou, David G. Mayes
    Social Exclusion in European Welfare States focuses on the complex relationship between economic welfare, labour market performance and social inclusion/exclusion. The contributors in the volume examine in detail the alleged trade-off between the social and economic capabilities of a society and their impact on the well-being of the citizens. Furthermore, they identify welfare regimes whose policies are more balanced in terms of prioritizing economic as well as social goals and, hence, are more successful in promoting social inclusion along with faster growth. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 178.00   Web: $ 160.20
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  6. Economic Theory and the Welfare State

    Economic Theory and the Welfare State

    Edited by Nicholas Barr
    This authoritative collection brings together 100 key articles on the subject of the welfare state selected by one of the world’s leading experts. The first volume discusses the economic theory and related matters which underpin analysis of the welfare state. Volume II is about income transfers, especially social security benefits and poverty relief. Volume III looks at benefits in kind, particularly health care and education. This important work provides an analytical background to the subject whilst illustrating the vast array of literature available. It will be invaluable to students and professionals alike. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 1,099.00   Web: $ 989.10
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  7. The Foundations of the Welfare State

    The Foundations of the Welfare State

    Edited by Robert E. Goodin, Deborah Mitchell
    This three-volume compendium reproduces all the key texts on the welfare state – its rise and fall, its varying rationales and instrumentalities, its different forms in different periods and different places. Political history and social theory are interspersed with sociology and economics, and neo-liberal analyses sit alongside socialist and feminist ones, making for an invigorating blend of opposing perspectives. Anglo-American experiences are contrasted not just with those of Germany and Scandinavia but also with Japan and Taiwan, Italy and Hungary, Australia and South Asia, thus highlighting the many distinct styles of welfare states and the distinctive social, economic, political and cultural forces driving them. The juxtaposition of all the standard texts alongside many others which are deeply revealing but virtually unknown makes this an indispensable reference source for all serious students of the welfare state. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 882.00   Web: $ 793.80
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  8. The Welfare State in Europe

    The Welfare State in Europe

    Edited by Marco Buti, Daniele Franco, Lucio R. Pench
    This book analyses the main problems in the functioning of the welfare state and possible actions for its reform. Focusing on the European Union, it looks at the achievements of and challenges to the welfare state as we enter the 21st century. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 208.00   Web: $ 187.20
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  9. Globalization and the Welfare State

    Globalization and the Welfare State

    Ramesh Mishra
    Globalization and the Welfare State is highly accessible and will be welcomed by students and scholars of social policy, social work, political science and sociology as well as by policymakers in international organizations and government. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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  10. Challenges to the Welfare State

    Challenges to the Welfare State

    Edited by Henry Cavanna
    Challenges to the Welfare State examines and assesses cultural, economic and political problems facing welfare states in Europe and North America and provides policy suggestions to alleviate these problems. An important group of authors identifies the relative merits of welfare state systems in the United States and Europe. They consider the transition of the welfare state in former Communist countries to more market oriented systems and the status of the European welfare state in the context of deepening European integration. More specifically, these experts address the question of whether further integration in Europe will result in an environment where all citizens are guaranteed only certain basic social rights and are encouraged to take private financial responsibility for health care, pension provision and insurance. The nature of social insurance institutions, the problems of ageing populations and the backlash against increasing taxation are also considered. Learn More
    1998   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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  11. Enterprise and the Welfare State

    Enterprise and the Welfare State

    Edited by Martin Rein, Eskil Wadensjö
    Enterprise and the Welfare State argues that there is more to welfare than simply provision by the state and so the focus of this book is on the welfare society rather than the welfare state. This requires a new system of statistical accounting and a different focus for case studies. Learn More
    1997   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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    1998   Paperback Price: $ 57.00   Web: $ 45.60
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  12. Housing, Welfare and the State in Europe

    Housing, Welfare and the State in Europe

    Mark Kleinman
    Housing, Welfare and the State in Europe identifies a divergence in housing policy between, on the one hand, the majority of relatively affluent households and, on the other, an impoverished minority. The legal, financial and economic concerns of the well-housed, owner-occupier majority have preoccupied public policy across Europe, with the impoverished minority often badly housed or homeless. In Britain this has been particularly evident with elections won and lost on the level of the mortgage rate rather than the level of housing output, and still less on the level of homelessness. Learn More
    1996   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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    Michael Hill
    The Welfare State in Britain presents a history of British social policy from the election of Clement Attlee to the fall of Margaret Thatcher. Michael Hill focuses upon the political processes which influenced the key reforms of the late 1940s, and the ways in which those reforms have subsequently been consolidated and undermined. He critically examines some of the theories drawn from political science which have been used to explain the growth of the welfare state in Britain. The so called ‘crisis of the welfare state’ that has dominated recent rhetoric is shown to have its origins in the very period when the welfare state was believed to have been created. Despite its importance for electoral politics, social policy is shown to have often been subordinate to economic and foreign policy. Learn More
    1993   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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    1994   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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