The Politics Of The Welfare State: Canada, Sweden, and the United States

Paperback | March 28, 2002

byGregg Olsen

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The Politics of the Welfare State provides a thorough, comparative analysis of the welfare states in Canada, Sweden and the US detailing the emergence, growth, and recent unravelling of welfare states as well as the variation among them. Beginning with an overview of major welfare typologiesand models and a detailed account of the welfare states in the three nations, the book moves on to cover the central theoretical approaches to welfare state analysis. The text concludes with a discussion of recent developments, which have transpired in the current era of globalization.

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The Politics of the Welfare State provides a thorough, comparative analysis of the welfare states in Canada, Sweden and the US detailing the emergence, growth, and recent unravelling of welfare states as well as the variation among them. Beginning with an overview of major welfare typologiesand models and a detailed account of the wel...

Gregg Olsen is a professor and the associate head of the Department of Sociology and the University of Manitoba. He has written on book entitled The Struggle for Economic Democracy in Sweden (Avebury/ Gower: 1992), has edited Industrial Change and Labour Adjustment in Sweden and Canada (Garamond Press, 1988), and co-edited Power Reso...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:March 28, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195416007

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Table of Contents

List of FiguresList of TablesPreface and AcknowledgementsIntroduction1. Canada, Sweden, and the US: A Comparative IntroductionPart I: The Welfare State: National Contrasts2. Welfare Systems and Welfare States in Canada, Sweden and the United States3. Welfare State Models and Typologies : Locating Canada, Sweden, and the United StatesPart II: Explaining the Variation: Theories of the Welfare State4. Social Structure and System Maintenance: Functionalist and Structural Approaches5. Culture, Values, and Ideology6. Societal Actors: Pressure from Above and from Below7. Polity Centred/ Neo-Institutionalist TheoryConclusion8. Retrenchment and the Future of the Welfare State in an Era of Increasing Global IntegrationNotesReferencesIndex

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"It deserves to be read and used widely by European students." --Norman Ginsburg, London Metropolitan University