The Handbook Of West European Pension Politics

Hardcover | January 12, 2007

EditorEllen, M. Immergut, Karen, M. Anderson, Isabelle Schulze

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The Handbook of West European Pension Politics provides scholars, policy-makers and students with a complete overview of the political and policy issues involved in pension policy, and well as case studies of contemporary pension politics (1980 to present) in 16 countries: Austria, Belgium,Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. The book is suitable as a text for courses in comparative politics, European Studies, social policy, comparative public policy and public administration. Eachchapter is written by an expert on pension politics and is presented in a standardized format with standardized tables and figures that describe: political institutions; government coalitions, parliamentary and electoral majorities; the party system; the pension system; proposed and enacted pensionreforms.

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The Handbook of West European Pension Politics provides scholars, policy-makers and students with a complete overview of the political and policy issues involved in pension policy, and well as case studies of contemporary pension politics (1980 to present) in 16 countries: Austria, Belgium,Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ir...

Ellen M. Immergut is Professor of Comparative Politics in the Department of Social Sciences at Humboldt University Berlin. She did her graduate work at Harvard University, was appointed as Assistant and Ford Career Development Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Visi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:968 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 2.2 inPublished:January 12, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780199291472

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1. Ellen M. Immergut and Karen M. Anderson: Editors Introduction: the Dynamics of Pension PoliticsPart I. Single Veto Player Governments; No Veto Points2. Isabelle Schulze and Michael Moran: United Kingdom: pension politics in an adversarial system3. Polyxeni Triantafillou: Greece: political competition in a majoritarian system4. Eugenia da Conceicao-Heldt: 4. France: the importance of the electoral cyclePart II. Multiple Veto Points5. Giuliano Bonoli: Switzerland: the impact of direct democracy on a multipillar system6. Olli Kangas: Finland: labor markets against politics7. Karen M. Anderson, Sannekke Kuipers, Isabelle Schulze and Wendy van den Nouland: Belgium: linguistic veto players and pension reformPart III. Many Partisan Veto Players8. Karen M. Anderson and Ellen M. Immergut: Sweden: after social democratic hegemony9. Maurizio Ferrera and Matteo Jessoula: Italy: a narrow gate for path-shift10. Christoffer Green-Pedersen: Denmark: a 'World Bank' pension systemPart IV. Moderate Veto Points and Veto Players11. Elisa Chulia: Spain: between majority rule and incrementalism12. Isabelle Schulze and Martin Schludi: Austria: From electoral cartels to competitive coalition-building13. Elisa Chulia and Maria Asensio: Portugal: in search of a stable framework14. Isabelle Schulze and Sven Jochem: Germany: beyond policy gridlockPart V. Closed Veto Points, Moderate Veto Players, Unusual Electoral Systems15. Karen M. Anderson: The Netherlands: political competition in proportional system16. Isabelle Schulze and Michael Moran: Ireland: pensioning the Celtic tiger17. Isabelle Schulze: Luxembourg: an electoral system with panache18. Appendix: pension systems in western europe