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Choice : challenges and perspectives for the European welfare states

Author: Bent Greve
Publisher: Chichester ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Series: Broadening perspectives on social policy.
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"This book analyzes the impact of choice on welfare states in Europe. The recent focus on choice in many welfare states has created a more market-orientated approach, changed users to consumers, and increased the emphasis on private providers. By using a variety of methodologies and examples from different European countries and different sectors of the welfare state, the book examines the impact of these recent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Choice.
New York : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
(DLC) 2010009776
(OCoLC)489003085
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bent Greve
ISBN: 9781444324358 1444324357 9781444324341 1444324349
OCLC Number: 639538625
Description: 1 online resource (146 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Can choice in welfare states be equitable? / Bent Greve --
The other Le Grand? Evaluating the 'other invisible hand' in welfare services in England / Ian Greener and Martin Powell --
Exit, voice and quality in the English education sector / Deborah Wilson --
When 'choice' and 'choice' are not the same : institutional frameworks of choice in the German welfare system / Florian Blank --
Choosing welfare or losing social citizenship? Citizens' free choice in recent Italian welfare state reforms / Paolo R. Graziano --
The 'consumer principle' in the care of elderly people : free choice and actual choice in the German welfare state / Melanie Eichler and Birgit Pfau-Effinger --
A comparative discussion of the gendered implications of cash-for-care schemes : markets, independence and social citizenship in crisis? / Kirstein Rummery --
Challenging solidarity? An analysis of exit options in social policiese / Menno Fenger --
Freedom of choice through the promotion of gender equality / Steven Saxonberg.
Series Title: Broadening perspectives on social policy.
Responsibility: edited by Bent Greve.

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