The Politics of the New Welfare State

Paperback | October 15, 2012

EditorGiuliano Bonoli, David Natali

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Since the early 1990s, European welfare states have undergone substantial changes, in terms of objectives, areas of intervention, and instruments. Traditional programmes, such as old age pensions have been curtailed throughout the continent, while new functions have been taken up. At present,welfare states are expected to help non-working people back into employment, to complement work income for the working poor, to reconcile work and family life, to promote gender equality, to support child development, and to provide social services for an ageing society. The welfare settlement that is emerging at the beginning of the 21st century is nonetheless very different in terms of functions and instruments from the one inherited from the last century. This book seeks to offer a better understanding of the new welfare settlement, and to analyze the factorsthat have shaped the recent transformation.

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Since the early 1990s, European welfare states have undergone substantial changes, in terms of objectives, areas of intervention, and instruments. Traditional programmes, such as old age pensions have been curtailed throughout the continent, while new functions have been taken up. At present,welfare states are expected to help non-work...

Giuliano Bonoli holds a PhD from the University of Kent at Canterbury (UK), obtained in 1998 for a study on pension reforms in Europe. Before taking up his Chair at IDHEAP in 2005, he worked for various Universities in the UK and in Switzerland, including the University of Kent at Canterbury, the University of Bath, and the University ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:342 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:October 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of FiguresList of TablesList of ContributorsIntroductionGiuliano Bonoli, David Natali: The Politics of the 'New' Welfare States: Analysing Reforms in Western EuropePart I: Perspectives on the New Welfare State2. Jane Jenson: A New Politics for the Social Investment Perspective: Objectives, Instruments, and Areas of Intervention in Welfare Regimes3. Colin Crouch, Maarten Keune: The Governance of Economic Uncertainty: Beyond the 'New Social Risks' Analysis4. Anton Hemerijck: Stress-Testing the New Welfare StatePart II: The Theoretical Underpinnings of the New Welfare State5. Giuliano Bonoli: Blame Avoidance and Credit Claiming Revisited6. Silja Hausermann: The Politics of Old and New Social PoliciesPart III: Trajectories of Change7. Jochen Clasen, Daniel Clegg: Adapting Labour Market Policy to a Transformed Employment Structure: The Politics of 'Triple Integration'8. Ingela Nauman: Childcare Politics in the 'New' Welfare State: Class, Religion and Gender in the Shaping of Political Agendas9. Bernhard Ebbinghaus: Europe's Transformations Towards a Renewed Pension System10. Johan Davidsson, Patrick Emmenegger: Insider-Outsider Dynamics and the Reform of Job Security LegislationPart IV: Continent-Wide Perspectives11. Bruno Palier: Turning Vice into Vice: How Bismarckian Welfare States Have Gone from Unsustainability to Dualisation12. Maurizio Ferrera: The New Spatial Politics of Welfare in the EUConclusion13. Giuliano Bonoli, David Natali: Multidimensional Transformations in the Early 21st Century Welfare States