The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State (häftad)
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Leibfried, Stephan / Lewis, Jane / Obinger, Herbert / Pierson, Christopher
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The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State (häftad)

The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

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The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State is the authoritative and definitive guide to the contemporary welfare state.
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Choice Review from previous edition This landmark book achieves its aspiration to provide the "most authoritative survey and critique of the welfare state yet published"... it should be part of the foundation collection in any college library. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates and above.

Journal of Social Policy This is a landmark book for international scholarship in social policy. It has been compiled by some of the leading international scholars in the field and published, in some style, by Oxford University Press all academics in the field should ensure that university libraries acquire copies of the book. It will prove to be an essential reference for all those studying social policy, as well as many in politics, public administration, sociology and other cognate
subjects. More generally, it is attention to detail, co-existing with breadth of vision and reach, which make this such an attractive book. The editors and their contributors are addressing most of the big questions that underpin the history of the welfare state and its future prospects, and they are doing
this on an international scale. If you are not passionate about social policy before encountering this Handbook, then surely you will be once you have begun to delve into it.

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<br>Francis G. Castles is Professor Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the Research School of Social Sciences at Australian National University and at the Center for Social Policy Research (CeS) in Bremen. <br>Stephan Leibfried is Professor of Public Policy at the University of Bremen, Director of the Collaborative Research Center "Transformations of the State" (TranState) and member of the Unit History and Institutions of the Center for Social Policy Research (CeS) there. <br>Jane Lewis is Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Fellow of the British Academy, and a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. <br>Herbert Obinger is Professor of Comparative Public and Social Policy at the University of Bremen, directs the Unit History and Institutions of the Center for Social Policy Research (CeS) and directs two projects in the Collaborative Research Center "Transformations of the State" (TranState). <br>Christopher Pierson is Professor of Politics at the University of Nottingham and Director of Teaching and Lead Editor of the British Journal of Politics and International Relations.<br>


List of Tables and Figures; About the Contributors; Preface; A Note on the Jacket Illustration; 1. Introduction; PART I PHILOSOPHICAL JUSTIFICATIONS AND CRITIQUES OF THE WELFARE STATE; 2. Ethics; 3. Intellectual Roots; 4. Critics and Beyond; PART II HISTORY; 5. The Emergence of the Western Welfare State; 6. Post-War Welfare State Development; PART III APPROACHES; 7. Research Methods; 8. Public and Private Social Welfare; 9. Families versus State and Market; 10. Disciplinary Perspectives; PART IV INPUTS AND ACTORS; 11. Needs and Risks; 12. Democracy and Capitalism; 13. Unions and Employers; 14. Parties; 15. Political Institutions; 16. Public Attitudes; 17. Gender; 18. Religion; 19. Migration and Ethnic Minorities; 20. European Union; 21. Intergovernmental Organizations; 22. Globalization; PART V POLICIES; 23. Social Expenditure and Revenues; 24. Old-Age Pensions; 25. Health; 26. Long-term Care; 27. Work Accident and Sickness Benefits; 28. Disability; 29. Unemployment Insurance; 30. Labour Market Activation; 31. Social Assistance; 32. Family Benefits and Services; 33. Housing; 34. Education; PART VI POLICY OUTCOMES; 35. Social Rights of Citizenship; 36. Inequality and Poverty; 37. Macroeconomic Outcomes; 38. Welfare Retrenchment; PART VII WORLDS OF WELFARE; 39. Models of the Welfare State; Established Welfare States; 40. The Nordic Countries; 41. Continental Western Europe; 42. The South European Countries; 43. The English-speaking Countries; Emerging Welfare States; 44. Latin America; 45. East Asia; 46. Eastern Europe and Russia; PART VIII PROSPECTS; 47. The Sustainability of Western Welfare States; 48. The Global Future of Welfare States