Welfare State Transformations: Comparative Perspectives

Paperback | October 15, 2011

EditorMartin Seeleib-Kaiser

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This edited volume provides new empirical evidence of far-reaching changes to welfare states globally, which have changed the boundaries of the 'public' and 'private' domain within the mixed economies of welfare. Various modes of policy intervention are investigated, providing a nuanced account of reforms in the past decade.

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This edited volume provides new empirical evidence of far-reaching changes to welfare states globally, which have changed the boundaries of the 'public' and 'private' domain within the mixed economies of welfare. Various modes of policy intervention are investigated, providing a nuanced account of reforms in the past decade.

MARTIN SEELEIB-KAISER is Professor in Comparative Social Policy and Politics, University of Oxford, UK.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.59 inPublished:October 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230321771

ISBN - 13:9780230321779

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Table of Contents

Shifting Boundaries of 'Public and Private'; M.Seeleib-Kaiser
PART I: STATE PERSPECTIVES
Welfare State Reforms in the United Kingdom; M.Powell
Welfare State Transformations in an Affluent Scandinavian State: The Case of Denmark; J.Goul-Andersen
The Public-Private Mix in Southern Europe: What Changed in the Last Decade?; A.Guillen& M.Petmesidou
Metamorphoses of Welfare States in Central and Eastern Europe; M.Potucek
The State of Japanese Welfare: Welfare and the Japanese State; R.Goodman
PART II: POLICY PERSPECTIVES
Politically Dominant but Socially Flawed: Projected Pension Levels for Citizens at Risk in Six European Multi- Pillar Pension Systems; P.Bridgenn& T.Meyer
The Changing Public-Private Mix in OECD Healthcare Systems; H.Rothgang, M.Cacace, L.Frisina& A.Schmid
From Liberal Statism to Statist Liberalism: The Transformation of Unemployment Policies in Europe; D.Clegg
The Transformation of Incapacity Benefits; P.Kemp
The 'Public' and 'Private' of Work-Family Reconciliation: Unsettling Gendered Notions and Assumptions; D.Ben-Galim& R.Gambles
PART III: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES AND CONCLUSION
Reconstructing Nation, State and Welfare: The Transformation of Welfare States; J.Clarke
Conclusion; M.Seeleib-Kaiser

Editorial Reviews

"A good starting point for researchers who want to embark upon research in welfare state change over the past decades."--Journal of European Social Policy "An outstanding contribution to the literature on welfare state reforms."--Medical Sociology Online "The book provides an interesting account of the relationship between public and private financing, provision and regulation of welfare. Its comparative nature gives the reader a quick but broad insight into different forms of welfare mixes and policy enactments. Especially, its European focus and contrast with Japan and other countries distinguishes it from other books in this area."--European Societies