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The new politics of the welfare state

Author: Paul Pierson
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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The welfare states of the affluent democracies now stand at the centre of political discussion and social conflict. In this text, an international team of leading analysts reject simplistic claims about the impact of economic globalization.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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New politics of the welfare state.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00060670
(OCoLC)44676114
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Pierson
ISBN: 9780191522918 0191522910 0198297564 9780198297567
OCLC Number: 371066688
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 514 p.) : ill.
Contents: Introduction : investigating the welfare state at century's end / Paul Pierson --
Round up the usual suspects! Globalization, domestic politics, and welfare state change / Herman Schwartz --
The dynamics of welfare state expansion : trade openness, de-industrialization, and partisan politics / Torben Iversen --
Post-industrial pressures on the mature welfare states / Paul Pierson --
Welfare state and production regimes in the era of retrenchment / Evelyne Huber and John D. Stephens --
Comparative institutional advantages of welfare state regimes and new coalitions in welfare state reforms / Philip Manow --
The political economy of social pacts : 'competitive corporatism' and European welfare reform / Martin Rhodes --
Political institutions and welfare state restructuring : the impact of institutions on social policy change in developed democracies / Duane Swank --
Political institutions, veto points, and the process of welfare state adaptation / Giuliano Bonoli --
Partisan competition and welfare state retrenchment : when do politicians choose unpopular policies? / Herbert Kitschelt --
The comparative political economy of pension reform / John Myles and Paul Pierson --
Who pays for health care reform? / Susan Giaimo --
Labour market regimes under threat? Sources of continuity in Germany, Britain, and Sweden / Stewart Wood --
Coping with permanent austerity : welfare state restructuring in affluent democracies / Paul Pierson.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Pierson.
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