The Age of Dualization: The Changing Face of Inequality in Deindustrializing Societies

Hardcover | January 18, 2012

EditorPatrick Emmenegger, Silja Hausermann, Bruno Palier

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Poverty, increased inequality, and social exclusion are back on the political agenda in Western Europe, not only as a consequence of the Great Recession of 2008, but also because of a seemingly structural trend towards increased inequality in advanced industrial societies that has persistedsince the 1970s. How can we explain this increase in inequalities? Policies in labor markets, social policy, and political representation are strongly linked in the creation, widening, and deepening of insider-outsider divides - a process known as dualization. While it is certainly not the onlydriver of increasing inequality, the encompassing nature of its development across multiple domains makes dualization one of the most important current trends affecting developed societies. However, the extent and forms of dualization vary greatly across countries. The comparative perspective of this book provides insights into why Nordic countries witness lower levels of insider-outsider divides, whereas in continental, liberal and southern welfare states, they are more likely toconstitute a core characteristic of the political economy. Most importantly, the comparisons presented in this book point to the crucial importance of politics and political choice in driving and shaping the social outcomes of deindustrialization. While increased structural labor market divides canbe found across all countries, governments have a strong responsibility in shaping the distributive consequences of these labor market changes. Insider-outsider divides are not a straightforward consequence of deindustrialization, but rather the result of political choice. A landmark publication, this volume is geared for faculty and graduate students of economics, political science, social policy, and sociology, as well as policymakers concerned with increasing inequality in a period of deep economic and social crisis.

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Poverty, increased inequality, and social exclusion are back on the political agenda in Western Europe, not only as a consequence of the Great Recession of 2008, but also because of a seemingly structural trend towards increased inequality in advanced industrial societies that has persistedsince the 1970s. How can we explain this incre...

Patrick Emmenegger, PhD, is Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark and its Centre for Welfare State Research. Silja Hausermann, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the University of Konstanz. Bruno Palier, PhD, is CNRS Research Professor at Sciences Po, Centre d'etudes europeennes, Paris. Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, PhD, is...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Concept and Measurement1. Patrick Emmenegger, Silja H,usermann, Bruno Palier, and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser: How We Grow Unequal2. Silja H,usermann and Hanna Schwander: Varieties of Dualization? Labor Market Segmentation and Insider-Outsider Divides Across Regimes3. Mark Tomlinson and Robert Walker: Labor Market Disadvantage and the Experience of Recurrent PovertyPart II: Decomposing Dualization4. Werner Eichhorst and Paul Marx: Whatever Works: Dualization and the Service Economy in Bismarckian Welfare States5. Daniela Kroos and Karin Gottschall: Dualization and Gender in Social Services: The Role of the State in Germany and France6. Patrick Emmenegger and Romana Careja: From Dilemma to Dualization: Social and Migration Policies in the 'Reluctant Countries of ImmigrationPart III: Varieties of Dualization7. Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, Adam Saunders, and Marek Naczyk: Shifting the Public-Private Mix: A New Dualization of Welfare8. Herbert Obinger, Peter Starke, and Alexandra Kaasch: Responses to Labor Market Divides in Small States Since the 1990s9. Bruno Palier and Kathleen Thelen: Dualization and Institutional Complementarities: Industrial Relations, Labor Market and Welfare State Changes in France and Germany10. Ito Peng: Economic Dualization in Japan and South KoreaPart IV: The Politics of Dualization11. Daniel Clegg: Solidarity or Dualization? Social Governance, Union Preferences and Unemployment Benefit Adjustment in Belgium and France12. Johannes Lindvall and David Rueda: Insider-Outsider Politics: Party Strategies and Political Behavior in Sweden13. Patrick Emmenegger, Silja H,usermann, Bruno Palier, and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser: How Rich Countries Cope With DeindustrializationIndex