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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. The Politics of Post-Industrial Welfare States

    Adapting Post-War Social Policies to New Social Risks

    Edited by Klaus Armingeon, Giuliano Bonoli

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

    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

  2. Normative Foundations of the Welfare State

    The Nordic Experience

    By Nanna Kildal, Stein Kuhnle

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

    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

  3. Comparing Welfare Capitalism

    Social Policy and Political Economy in Europe, Japan and the USA

    Edited by Bernhard Ebbinghaus, Philip Manow

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

    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

  4. Welfare States and the Challenge of Unemployment

    Edited by Jochen Clasen, Maurizio Ferrera, Martin Rhodes

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

    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

  5. Renegotiating the Welfare State

    Flexible Adjustment through Corporatist Concertation

    Edited by Gerhard Lehmbruch, Frans van Waarden

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

    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

  6. Controlling a New Migration World

    Edited by Virginie Guiraudon, Christian Joppke

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

    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

  7. Immigration and Welfare

    Challenging the Borders of the Welfare State

    Edited by Michael Bommes, Andrew Geddes

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Political Economy 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