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Dismantling the welfare state? : Reagan, Thatcher, and the politics of retrenchment

Author: Paul Pierson
Publisher: Cambridge, England ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995, ©1994.
Series: Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This book examines the politics of social policy in an era of austerity and conservative governance.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Pierson
ISBN: 0521555701 9780521555708 0521403820 9780521403825
OCLC Number: 35595238
Description: viii, 213 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Conservatives and the Welfare State; Part I. Analytical Foundations: 1. The logic of retrenchment; 2. The context for retrenchment politics; Part II. The Politics of Programmatic Retrenchment: 3. Retrenchment in a core sector: old age pensions; 4. Retrenchment in a vulnerable sector: housing; 5. Retrenchment in a residualized sector: income support; Part III. The Embattled Welfare State: 6. Reagan, Thatcher and the welfare state; 7. Social policy in an era of austerity.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Responsibility: Paul Pierson.

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"Pierson's case studies are especially interesting, for they challenge a widely held view that universal programs are more durable than targeted, means-tested programs....Pierson's empirically rich Read more...

 
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