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Welfare state reforms seen from below : comparing public attitudes and organized interests in Britain and Germany

Author: Bernhard Ebbinghaus; Elias Naumann
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Studying the political economy of welfare state reform, this edited collection focuses on the role of public opinion and organized interests in respect to policy change. It highlights that welfare states are hard pressed to reform in order to cope with ongoing socio-economic and demographic challenges. While public opinion is commonly seen to oppose welfare cuts and organized interests such as trade unions have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
(OCoLC)992747300
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernhard Ebbinghaus; Elias Naumann
ISBN: 9783319636528 3319636529 3319636510 9783319636511
OCLC Number: 1017775463
Description: 1 online resource (XVI, 297 pages) : 21 illustrations, 3 illustrations in color
Contents: 1. Introduction: Analysing Organized Interests and Public Opinion Towards Welfare Reforms --
Section 1: Organized Interests, Political Actors, and Social Groups --
2. Membership or Influence Logic? The Response of Organized Interests to Retirement Age Reforms in Britain and Germany --
3. Between Power and Persuasion: Explaining the Introduction of Statutory Minimum Wage Laws in Britain and Germany --
4. Positions of Interests Groups towards Labour Market Reforms in Germany --
A Novel Content Analysis of Press Releases --
5. Class, Union or Party Allegiance? Comparing Pension Reform Preferences in Britain and Germany --
6. Demand for Healthcare Reform by Public Opinion and Medical Professionals: A Comparative Survey Analysis --
Section 2: Public Attitudes Towards Reforms --
7. The Popularity of Pension and Unemployment Policies Revisited: The Erosion of Public Support in Britain and Germany --
8. Trust in Ageing Societies: Confidence in Pensions across Europe --
9. Does Population Ageing Change Pension Reform Attitudes? A Survey Experiment on Political Knowledge, Ideology and Preferences --
10. Increasing Conflict in Times of Retrenchment? Attitudes towards Healthcare Provision in Europe between 1996 and 2002 --
11. Conclusion: The Influence from Below --
How Organized Interests and Public Attitudes Shape Welfare State Reforms in Europe.
Responsibility: Bernhard Ebbinghaus, Elias Naumann, editors.

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