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Author Hemerijck, A. (Anton)

Title Changing welfare states / Anton Hemerijck
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford Univ Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 485 pages)
Contents 1. The Adaptive Capacities of Welfare States -- 2. The Ǹew Politics' of the Welfare State Revisited -- 3. Challenges to Twenty-First Century Social Policy Provision -- 4. Welfare Recalibration as Social Learning -- 5. Three Waves of Transformative Welfare State Change
6. Welfare Recalibration in Motion -- 7. Welfare Performance at a Glance -- 8. Escaping the Double Bind of Social Europe -- 9. Stress-Testing Welfare Regimes, Once Again -- 10. In Defence of Affordable Social Investment
Summary Changing Welfare States is is a major new examination of the wave of social reform that has swept across Europe over the past two decades. In a comparative fashion, it analyses reform trajectories and political destinations in an era of rapid socioeconomic restructuring, including the critical impact of the global financial crisis on welfare state futures. The book argues that the overall scope of social reform across the member states of the European Union varies widely. In some cases welfare state change has been accompanied by deep social conflicts, while in other instances unpopular social
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Welfare state -- European Union countries.
European Union countries -- Social policy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191612014 (electronic bk.)
9780191612015 (electronic bk.)