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A handbook of comparative social policy

Author: Patricia Kennett
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, ©2004.
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This volume brings together the commentary of dozens of international scholars working in the field of comparative analysis. Twenty-two contributions explore contemporary debates and issues in cross-national social policy research.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Handbook of comparative social policy.
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, ©2004
(DLC) 2004044126
(OCoLC)54416030
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Kennett
ISBN: 1845421582 9781845421588
OCLC Number: 56832693
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 422 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : the changing context of comparative social policy / Patricia Kennett --
Part I. The state and social policy in a globalizing world --
1. Hollowing out the "nation-state" and multi-level governance / Bob Jessop --
2. Globalization, the state and welfare : gendering the debate / Jill Steans --
3. Globalization, human security and social policy : North and South / Andres Perez-Baltodano --
4. Social protection by other means : can it survive globalization? / Ramesh Mishra --
Part II. Concepts and definitions --
5. Defining comparative social policy / Jochen Clasen --
6. Conceptualizing state and society / Graham Crow --
7. The ethnocentric construction of the welfare state / Alan Walker and Chack-kie Wong --
8. The paradox of care : a Chinese Confucian perspective on long-term care / Julia Tao --
Part III. Comparing and categorizing social policy, provision and redistribution --
9. Robin Hood, St Matthew, or simple egalitarianism? : strategies of equality in welfare states / Walter Korpi and Joakim Palme --
10. Gender, citizenship and welfare state regimes / Julia S. O'Connor --
11. Structured diversity : a framework for critically comparing welfare states? / Norman Ginsburg --
12. Social development and social welfare : implications for social policy / James Midgley --
13. Social policy regimes in the developing world / Ian Gough --
Part IV. The research process --
14. Crossing cultural boundaries / Linda Hantrais --
15. Living with imperfect comparisons / Else Oyen --
16. Constructing categories and data collection / Patricia Kennett --
17. "Fit for purpose?" : qualitative methods in comparative social policy / Steen Mangen --
18. The quantitative method in comparative research / Mattei Dogan --
Part V. Themes and issues --
19. The international and comparative analysis of social exclusion : European perspectives / Graham Room --
20. Shelter, housing and inequality / Ray Forrest --
21. Globalization and crime / David Nelken --
22. Informational society, e-governance and the policy process / Ian Holliday.
Responsibility: edited by Patricia Kennett.

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This volume brings together the commentary of dozens of international scholars working in the field of comparative analysis. Twenty-two contributions explore contemporary debates and issues in cross-national social policy research.

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