The Uses of Social Investment by Anton HemerijckThe Uses of Social Investment by Anton Hemerijck

The Uses of Social Investment

EditorAnton Hemerijck

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The Uses of Social Investment provides the first study of the welfare state, under the new post-crisis austerity context and associated crisis management politics, to take stock of the limits and potential of social investment. It surveys the emergence, diffusion, limits, merits, and politicsof social investment as the welfare policy paradigm for the 21st century, seen through the lens of the life-course contingencies of the competitive knowledge economy and modern family-hood.Featuring contributions from leading scholars in the field, the volume revisits the intellectual roots and normative foundations of social investment, surveys the criticisms that have leveled against the social investment perspective in theory and policy practice, and presents empirical evidence ofsocial investment progress together with novel research methodologies for assessing socioeconomic "rates of return" on social investment. Given the progressive, admittedly uneven, diffusion of the social investment policy priorities across the globe, the volume seeks to address the pressingpolitical question as to whether the social investment turn is able to withstand the fiscal austerity backlash that has re-emerged in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.
Anton Hemerijck is Professor of Political Science at the European University Institute, Florence, and Centennial Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
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Title:The Uses of Social InvestmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:July 1, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction1. Anton Hemerijck: Social Investment and its CriticsPart 2: Limits to Social Investment2. Brian Nolan: Social Investment: the Thin Line Between Evidence Based Research and Political Advocacy3. Jean-Claude Barbier: 'Social Investment': With or Against Social Protection?4. Chiara Saraceno: Family Relationships and Gender Equality in the Social Investment Discourse: A Too Reduced View?5. Giuliano Bonoli, Bea Cantillon, and Wim Van Lancker: Social Investment and the Matthew Effect: Limits to a Strategy6. Daniel Mertens: The 'New Welfare State' Under Fiscal Strain: Austerity Gridlocks and the Privatization of RiskPart 3: Social Investment Endowment and Extensions7. Lane Kenworthy: Enabling Social Policy8. Anne Wren: Social Investment and the Service Economy Trilemma9. Gunther Schmid: Towards Employment Insurance?10. Margarita Leon: Social Investment and Childcare Expansion: A Perfect Match?11. Verena Drabing and Moira Nelson: Addressing Human Capital Risks and the Role of Institutional Complementarities12. Charles Sabel, Jonathan Zeitlin, and Sigrid Quack: Capacitating Services and the Bottom-Up Approach to Social Investment13. Nathalie Morel and Joakim Palme: A Normative Foundation for the Social Investment Approach?Part 4: Social Investment Assessment: Conceptualization and Methods14. Brian Burgoon: Practical Pluralism in the Empirical Study of Social Investment: Examples from Active Labor Market Policy15. Iain Begg: Social Investment and its Discount Rate16. Johan De Deken: Conceptualising and Measuring Social Investment17. Gerlinde Verbist: Measuring Social Investment Returns: Do Publicly Provided Services Enhance Social Inclusion?Part 5: Comparative Social Investment Experience18. Jane Jenson: Developing and Spreading a Social Investment Perspective: The World Bank and the OECD Compared19. Kees van Kersbergen and Jonas Kraft: De-Universalization and Selective Social Investment in Scandinavia?20. Martin Seeleib-Kaiser: The Truncated German Social Investment Turn21. Menno Soentken, Franca van Hooren and Deborah Rice: The Impact of Social Investment Reforms on Income and Activation in the Netherlands22. Rory O'Donnell and Damian Thomas: Ireland: the Evolving Tensions Between Austerity, Welfare Expansion and Targeted Social Investment23. Alain Noel: Social Investment in a Federal Welfare State: The Quebec Experience24. Timo Fleckenstein and Soohyun Christine Lee: A Social Investment Turn in East Asia? South Korea in Comparative Perspective25. Johan Sandberg and Moira Nelson: Social Investment in Latin America26. Yuri Kazepov and Costanzo Ranci: Why No Social Investment in Italy: Timing, Austerity, and Macro-level Matthew EffectsPart 6: EU Social Investment Advocacy27. Evelyn Astor, Lieve Fransen, Marc Vothknecht: Social Investment for a Cohesive and Competitive European Union28. Sonja Bekker: Can European Socio-Economic Governance be Social Investment Proof?29. Frank Vandenbroucke: Social Investment as a Policy Platform: A European Argument30. Maurizio Ferrera: Accelerator or Brake? The EU and the Difficult Politics of Social InvestmentPart 7: The Politics of Social Investment31. Silja Hausermann and Bruno Palier: The Politics of Social Investment: Policy Legacies and Class Coalitions32. John Myles: Three Challenges for the Social Investment Strategy: Investing in the Future, Taxes, and the Millennials33. Marius R. Busemeyer: Public Opinion and the Politics of Social Investment34. Colin Crouch: Social Investment, Social Democracy, Neoliberalism, and XenophobiaPart 8: Conclusion35. Anton Hemerijck: The Uses of Affordable Social Investment