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The new political economy of welfare

Author: Christopher Pierson
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Polity, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed
Working within an explicitly comparative framework, this work draws on a wealth of international evidence to survey what are the most pressing issues surrounding the future of welfare: globalization, demographic change, declining fertility, post-industrialism and immigration. Previous ed.: 1998.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Pierson
ISBN: 0745635210 9780745635217
OCLC Number: 851990323
Language Note: English.
Description: 288 pages ; 230 mm
Contents: * CONTENTS * Acknowldgements * Introduction *1 Capitalism, Social Democracy and the Welfare State I: * Industrialism, Modernization and Social Democracy *2Capitalism, Social Democracy and the Welfare State II: Political Economy and the Welfare State *3 Capitalism, Social Democracy and the Welfare State III: New Social Movements and the Welfare State *4Origins and Development of the Welfare State 1880-1975 *5 After the 'Golden Age': From 'Crisis' to 'Containment' *6 Retrenchment and Recalibration *7 Beyond the Welfare State? * Conclusion * Bibliography * Index
Responsibility: Christopher Pierson.


* Third edition of an established key text on the welfare state. * Offers comprehensive and remarkably well-informed introduction to classic and contemporary debates, as well as the future of  Read more...


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Acclaim for previous edition: "Students thirsty to understand the wider dimensions of welfare state policy would do well to turn to Beyond the Welfare State? Its sweep is wide, it is well-ordered Read more...

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