New and Published Books
11-17 of 17 results in Routledge Studies in the Political Economy of the Welfare State
Adapting Post-War Social Policies to New Social Risks
This new study assesses the welfare state to ask key questions and draw new conclusions about its place in modern society. It shows how the welfare states that we have inherited from the early post-war years had one main objective: to protect the income of the male breadwinner. Today, however,...
Published October 21st 2007 by Routledge
The Nordic Experience
This is a sharp analysis of the unique Nordic welfare system with urgent lessons for governments and societies across the globe. Welfare programs and institutions tend to be analyzed as instrumental arrangements, overlooking the fact that welfare programs are essentially expressions of moral...
Published December 7th 2006 by Routledge
Social Policy and Political Economy in Europe, Japan and the USA
This book challenges the popular thesis of a downward trend in the viability of welfare states in competitive market economies.With approaches ranging from historical case studies to cross-national analyses, the contributors explore various aspects of the relationships between welfare states,...
Published August 13th 2006 by Routledge
This new book provides a systematic analysis of the changing profile of unemployment benefit systems across twelve European countries. It explores the reasons for those changes and assesses their consequences - both for the nature of the systems and for the policy outcomes in terms of unemployment...
Published December 14th 2004 by Routledge
Flexible Adjustment through Corporatist Concertation
Why have some countries have been more successful in welfare state reform than others? This book examines the experiences of various countries in reforming their welfare states through renegotiations between the state and peak associations of employers and employees. This corporatist concertation...
Published June 4th 2003 by Routledge
Controlling a New Migration World explores the factors that drive recent migration control policies and, in turn, sheds light on the unintended consequences of policies for the new character of migration. This book asks how we can account for the immigration policies of liberal states. Is the...
Published August 15th 2001 by Routledge
Challenging the Borders of the Welfare State
Immigration and Welfare avoids simplistic and unhelpful notions of the 'threat' of immigration to analyse the effects of immigration on national welfare states in an integrating Europe. It explores new migration challenges, such as asylum seekers and Europe's increasingly restrictive immigration...
Published November 15th 2000 by Routledge