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1-10 of 16 results in Routledge Studies in the Political Economy of the Welfare State
From Post-Socialist Transition to the Global Financial Crisis
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
Party Competition and Social Protection in Europe
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
Containing Social Reforms
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
Britain and Germany Compared
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
The Influence of the Open Method of Coordination on National Reforms
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
Politics, Policies and Outcomes
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
Consensus and Social Conflict in Ageing Societies
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
The electoral consequences of welfare state retrenchment and social policy performance in OECD countries
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
Local Experiments and Social Innovation in Europe
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
Fighting Poverty and Social Exclusion in Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal
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
Fighting poverty and Social Exclusion in the EU: A Chance in Europe 2020
To Be Published January 15th 2016