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Explaining the Irish welfare state : an historical, comparative, and political analysis

Author: Mel Cousins
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2005.
Series: Irish studies, v. 14; Irish studies (Lewiston, N.Y.), v. 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes how the modern Irish welfare state, faced with the need to join the open European market, emerged through a conflict among special interests (capital, class, and gender). The author studies  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mel Cousins
ISBN: 0773460365 9780773460362 077347630X 9780773476301
OCLC Number: 60715306
Description: ix, 377 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface / Seamus O. Cinneide --
I. Introduction --
Introduction : Ireland's place in the worlds of welfare capitalism --
1. The development of the Irish welfare state --
II. Welfare theories & the Irish welfare state in a comparative context --
2. Theories of the state and welfare state theories --
3. The impact of globalisation and the global economy --
4. Explaining Ireland's welfare state --
5. Ireland in a comparative context --
III. Key policy areas --
6. Working age welfare --
7. Old age pensions --
8. Child income support --
IV. Key policy issues --
9. Welfare legitimacy, public opinion and opinion polls --
10. The parologisms of social security --
11. Should the Irish welfare state be (more) privatised? --
12. Backwards into the future.
Series Title: Irish studies, v. 14; Irish studies (Lewiston, N.Y.), v. 14.
Responsibility: Mel Cousins.

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