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Welfare State Reform in Southern Europe

Fighting Poverty and Social Exclusion in Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal

Edited by Maurizio Ferrera

Routledge – 2004 – 320 pages

Series: Routledge/EUI Studies in the Political Economy of the Welfare State

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    978-0-415-47982-0
    June 10th 2008
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    February 10th 2005

Description

This new study delivers a detailed analysis of the efforts being made to reduce poverty and social exclusion in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece. After an initial discussion of the 'southern model' of the welfare state, the situation of each country is clearly illustrated. This book also discusses how the experience of southern Europe might bear upon the situation of the East European accession countries. This is excellent reading for those interested in social change across Europe and beyond.

Contents

1. Welfare States and Social Safety Nets in Southern Europe: An Introduction 2. Greece: Fighting with the Hands Tied Behind the Back 3. Italy: Striving Uphill but Stopping Halfway 4. Spain: Poverty, Social Exclusion and 'Safety Nets' 5. Portugal: A Virtuous Path Towards Minimum Income? 6. Poverty and the Safety Net in Eastern and South Eastern Europe in the Post-Communist Era

Author Bio

Maurizio Ferrera is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Milan. He also directs the Center for Comparative Political Research POLEIS at Bocconi University and the Research Unit on European Governance URGE at the Collegio Carlo Alberto of Moncalieri.

Name: Welfare State Reform in Southern Europe: Fighting Poverty and Social Exclusion in Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Maurizio Ferrera. This new study delivers a detailed analysis of the efforts being made to reduce poverty and social exclusion in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece. After an initial discussion of the 'southern model' of the welfare state, the situation...
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