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Routledge Studies in the Political Economy of the Welfare State

Series Editor: Maurizio Ferrera, Martin Rhodes

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  1. Pension Reforms in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe

    From Post-Socialist Transition to the Global Financial Crisis

    By Igor Guardiancich

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

    This book traces and analyzes the legislation and implementation of pension reforms in four Central, Eastern and Southeastern European countries: Croatia, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia. By comparing the political economy of their policymaking processes, it seeks to pinpoint regularities between...

    Published August 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Politics of Segmentation

    Party Competition and Social Protection in Europe

    By Georg Picot

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

    When political parties make policy decisions they are influenced by the competition they face from other parties. This book examines how party competition and party systems affect reforms of social protection. Featuring a historical comparison of Italy and Germany post-1945, the book shows how a...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Role of Business in the Development of the Welfare State and Labor Markets in Germany

    Containing Social Reforms

    By Thomas Paster

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

    This book assesses the role of employers in the development of welfare state and labour market institutions. Building on an in-depth analysis of Germany, a market economy known to often provide economic benefits to firms, this book explores one of the most contested issues in the comparative and...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Moral Economy of Welfare States

    Britain and Germany Compared

    By Steffen Mau

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

    This book investigates why people are willing to support an institutional arrangement that realises large-scale redistribution of wealth between social groups of society. Steffen Mau introduces the concept of 'the moral economy' to show that acceptance of welfare exchanges rests on moral...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Changing European Employment and Welfare Regimes

    The Influence of the Open Method of Coordination on National Reforms

    Edited by Martin Heidenreich, Jonathan Zeitlin

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

    This book examines how and to what extent the European Employment Strategy and the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) on Social Protection and Social Inclusion have influenced national labour market and social welfare policies. Focusing on the implementation of the OMC in different national...

    Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Pension Reform in Europe

    Politics, Policies and Outcomes

    Edited by Camila Arza, Martin Kohli

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

    This new book provides a cross-country comparative analysis of the key issues shaping the latest pension reforms in Europe: political games, welfare models and pathways, population reactions, and observed and expected outcomes. Pension reform has been a top policy priority for European governments...

    Published March 13th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Pension Politics

    Consensus and Social Conflict in Ageing Societies

    By Patrik Marier

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

    Population ageing and slower economic growth have raised serious questions about the willingness and ability of governments to maintain current social policies. Within this new reality, discussions on the future of public pensions have been predominant in political debates across Europe. This...

    Published February 1st 2011 by Routledge

  8. The Risk of Social Policy?

    The electoral consequences of welfare state retrenchment and social policy performance in OECD countries

    By Nathalie Giger

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

    The Risk of Social Policy? uses a comparative perspective to systematically analyse the effects of social policy reforms and welfare state retrenchment on voting choice for the government. It re-examines twenty elections in OECD countries to show if and how social policy issues drive elections....

    Published November 30th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Regulating New Forms of Employment

    Local Experiments and Social Innovation in Europe

    Edited by Ida Regalia

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

    Using a comparative framework, this new volume focuses on how non-standard employment can be regulated in very different social, political and institutional settings. After surveying these new forms of work and the new demands for labour-market regulation, the authors identify possible solutions...

    Published March 4th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Welfare State Reform in Southern Europe

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

    Edited by Maurizio Ferrera

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

    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...

    Published June 9th 2008 by Routledge