Post-Communist Welfare Pathways: Theorizing Social Policy Transformations in Central and Eastern Europe by Alfio CeramiPost-Communist Welfare Pathways: Theorizing Social Policy Transformations in Central and Eastern Europe by Alfio Cerami

Post-Communist Welfare Pathways: Theorizing Social Policy Transformations in Central and Eastern…

byAlfio Cerami, Pieter Vanhuysse

Hardcover | October 29, 2009

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This book adopts novel theoretical approaches to study the diverse welfare pathways that have been evolving across Central and Eastern Europe. Beyond existing path dependency and neo-institutionalist explanations, it highlights the role of explanatory factors such as micro-causal mechanisms, power politics, path departure, and elite strategies.

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ALFIO CERAMI is Associate Researcher, Centre dtudes europennes Sciences Po, Paris, France. PIETER VANHUYSSE is Lecturer, University of Haifa, Israel, and Research Affiliate, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research.

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Title:Post-Communist Welfare Pathways: Theorizing Social Policy Transformations in Central and Eastern…Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:October 29, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230230261

ISBN - 13:9780230230262

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Introduction *  PART I: Theoretical Background * Social Policy in East Central Europe: Major Trends in the 20th Century; D. Szikra &--B. Tomka * Mechanisms of Institutional Change in Central and Eastern European Welfare State--A. Cerami * Power, Order and the Politics of Social Policy in Central and Eastern Europe--P. Vanhuysse * PART II: Country Studies * Czech Rep., Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia: Adaptation and Reform of the Post-Communist Emergency Welfare States--T. Inglot * The Transformation of Welfare Systems in the Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania--J. Aidukaite * Welfare State Transformations in Bulgaria and Romania--A. Cerami &--S. Stanescu
* PART III: Sectoral Analysis and Challenges * Transnational Actors in Central and East European Pension Reforms--M. Orenstein * Elder Care Systems: Policy Transfer and Europeanization--H. Theobald &--K. Kern * The Impact of Minimum Income Guarantee Schemes in Central and Eastern Europe--C. Rat * Devolution of Social Protection Arrangements--N. van Mechelen &--V. De Maerschalck * The Impact of the EU Social Inclusion Strategy: the Czech Case--T. Sirovtka &--M. Rkoczyov * CONCLUSIONS: The Eastern European Welfare State in Comparative Perspective: S. Haggard &--R. R. Kaufman * Epilogue--C. Offe