The New Regulatory State: Regulating Pensions in Germany and the UK

Hardcover | November 15, 2011

EditorLutz Leisering

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Explores the role of governments in creating and regulating private pensions in the UK and Germany since the 1980s. Private pensions have given rise to a new regulatory state in this area.The contributing authorscompare pension regulation and utility regulation, while others analyse the regulatory role of the EU.

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Explores the role of governments in creating and regulating private pensions in the UK and Germany since the 1980s. Private pensions have given rise to a new regulatory state in this area.The contributing authorscompare pension regulation and utility regulation, while others analyse the regulatory role of the EU.

LUTZ LEISERING is Professor of Social Policy at the Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University, Germany, and Director at the Institute for World Society Studies. He has published widely on the sociology of the welfare state, comparative social policy, old-age security, poverty and social assistance and global social policy. He has adv...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.96 × 5.67 × 1.09 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230272053

ISBN - 13:9780230272057

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Towards a New Regulatory State in Old-Age Security? Exploring the Issues; L.Leisering&D.Mabbett
PART I: THEORIES OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC REGULATION
The Transformations of the Regulatory State; G.Majone
De-regulation and Re-regulaton of Public Utilities: The New Regulatory State in the European System of Multi-Level Governance; E.Grande
Limits to the Regulated Market: the UK Experiment; P.Taylor-Gooby
PART II: PENSION PRIVATIZATION AND REGULATION IN BRITAIN AND GERMANY
Back to the State? The Public Policies of Private and Public Pensions in Britain; C.Marschallek
New Private Pensions in Germany: A Pension Market or a Branch of the Welfare State? Contested Regulatory Issues; F.Berner
PART III: THE ROLE OF THE EU
'Social Europe' in Old-age Security? EU Policies of Public and Private Pensions; U.Davy
Policies of the EU towards Occupational Pensions: Limits to Regulation; M.Haverland
PART IV: COMPARATIVE AND CONCEPTUAL PERSPECTIVES
The Regulatory Politics of Private Pensions in the UK and Germany; D.Mabbett 
The Regulatory Policies of Private Pensions in the UK and Germany: Goals and Instruments of Regulation in a Welfare State Environment; L.Leisering
PART V: CONCLUSION: IDENTIFYING THE NEW REGULATORY STATE
Varieties of Market Regulation: Comparing the New Pension Regulation to the Regulation of Public Utilities; L.Leisering
Transformations of the State: Comparing the New Regulatory State to the Post-war Provider State; L.Leisering
Varieties of the New Regulatory State: Comparing the UK and Germany; L.Leisering
Afterword: Rethinking the Nation State; L.Leisering