The Welfare State as Crisis Manager: Explaining the Diversity of Policy Responses to Economic Crisis by P. StarkeThe Welfare State as Crisis Manager: Explaining the Diversity of Policy Responses to Economic Crisis by P. Starke

The Welfare State as Crisis Manager: Explaining the Diversity of Policy Responses to Economic Crisis

byP. Starke, A. Kaasch, F. Van Hooren

Hardcover | May 7, 2013

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This book presents an in-depth analysis of social policy reactions to international economic shocks in four different welfare states, over a 40-year period. It reveals how expansion and retrenchment are shaped by domestic politics and existing welfare state institutions.
Peter Starke is a Political Scientist at the University of Bremen, Germany. Recent publications include Radical Welfare State Retrenchment: A Comparative Analysis.Alexandra Kaasch is a Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Sheffield, UK. Previously she held a post-doctoral research position at the University of Bremen, Germany...
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Title:The Welfare State as Crisis Manager: Explaining the Diversity of Policy Responses to Economic CrisisFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.91 inPublished:May 7, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230285252

ISBN - 13:9780230285255

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Politics of Crisis Response 2. How the Countries Compare 3. The Oil Shocks of 1973 and 1979: Keynesianism and Beyond 4. Recession in the 1990s: The Resistible Rise of Neoliberalism 5. Managing the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 and its Aftermath: The Role of Social Policy Conclusion

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"The great virtue of this book is that it brings together good empirical evidence and analysis of how welfare states respond to and manage crises over time, from a variety of settings." - Peter Taylor-Gooby, Professor of Social Policy, University of Kent, UK