International Social Policy: Welfare Regimes in the Developed World 2nd Edition

Paperback | April 15, 2009

EditorPete Alcock, Gary Craig

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Updating the successful first edition, this book offers an insightful comparative study of welfare provision throughout the developed world. Written by international experts, the book explores policy development, organisation, changes and trends. This is an indispensable resource for all students and scholars of global social policy.

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Updating the successful first edition, this book offers an insightful comparative study of welfare provision throughout the developed world. Written by international experts, the book explores policy development, organisation, changes and trends. This is an indispensable resource for all students and scholars of global social policy.

PETE ALCOCK is Professor of Social Policy and Administration and Director of the ESRC Third Sector Research Centre at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the author of Social Policy in Britain 3e (2008) and Understanding Poverty 3e (2006) and co-editor of The Students Companion to Social Policy 3e (2008), and The Blackwell Diction...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.65 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230573207

ISBN - 13:9780230573208

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Table of Contents

Introduction and Acknowledgements--P.Alcock&amp--G.Craig
The International Context--P.Alcock &amp--G.Craig
An American Welfare State?--J.Clarke with F.F.Piven
Canada: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?--E.Lightman&amp--G.Riches
Australia: From Wage-Earners to Neo-Liberal State--L.Bryson &amp--F. Verity
New Zealand: From Early Innovation to Humanising the Market--J.Davey&amp--S.Grey
The United Kingdom: Constructing a Third Way?--P.Alcock
Sweden: Between Model and Reality--T.Salonen
Germany: A Centrist Welfare State at the Crossroads--L.Leisering
Italy: Still a Pension State?--V.Fargion
Russia: State Socialism to Marketised Welfare--N.Davidova &amp--N.Manning
Japan: Constructing the Welfare Society--T.Uzuhasi
Korea: Rescaling the Developmental Welfare State--H.Kwon
China: The Art of State and Social Policy Remodelling--K.Lin
South Africa Transition Under Pressure--F.Lund