The Withering of the Welfare State: Regression

Hardcover | March 15, 2012

EditorJames Connelly, Jack Hayward

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Since the 1970s the public commitment to social solidarity between citizens through comprehensive provision of welfare has been eroded by the imperatives of international markets. In this volume the problems posed to public intervention are analyzed. The contributors compare and evaluate how different countries have dealt with these challenges.

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Since the 1970s the public commitment to social solidarity between citizens through comprehensive provision of welfare has been eroded by the imperatives of international markets. In this volume the problems posed to public intervention are analyzed. The contributors compare and evaluate how different countries have dealt with these ch...

JAMES CONNELLY Professor of Political Theory, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Hull, UK. He has published extensively on the work of R.G. Collingwood. His other publications include Politics and the Environment: From Theory to Practice (3rd edition, with Graham Smith, David Benson and Clare Saunders, 2...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 8.56 × 5.67 × 0.82 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230337147

ISBN - 13:9780230337145

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Table of Contents

Foreword; R.Plant
From Citizen Solidarity to Self-Serving Inequality; J.Hayward
PART I: PUBLIC INTERVENTION: THE ROLES OF STATE AND SOCIETY
The Rationale for the Retreat From the Welfare State; N.O'Sullivan
Expanding the Role of Civil Society; E.Monaghan
Multicultural Society and the Welfare State; B.Parekh
PART II: VICISSITUDES OF DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS AND PROCESSES
Constitutional Change and the Tensions of Liberal Democracy; P.Norton
The Welfare State and its Discontents; M.Beech
Bureaucracy: Disregarding Public Administration; E.Page
PART III: INTRUSIVE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MARKET FORCES
From Financing Social Insurance to Insuring Financial Markets: The Socialisation of Risk and the Privatisation of Profit in an Age of Irresponsibility; S.Lee & R.Woodward
The Environmental Challenge to Nation States: From Limits to Growth to Ecological Modernisation; R.Wurzel
Inequality, Social Policy and the State Welfare Regime: the Case of Brazil; M.Doctor
PART IV: THE RESIDUAL WARFARE STATE
Human Welfare in a World of States: Reassessing the Balance of Responsibility; J.Morris & N.Wheeler
Free-Riding? The Cost of Defence: The United Kingdom, France and the United States of America; C.Martin
Conclusion: Remaining the Welfare State?; J.Connelly