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After Austerity: Welfare State Transformation in Europe after the Great Recession

Peter Taylor-Gooby, Benjamin Leruth, and Heejung Chung (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198790266
eISBN:
9780191831584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790266.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

European welfare states are undergoing profound change, driven by globalisation, technical changes, and population ageing. More immediately the aftermath of the Great Recession and unprecedented ... More


Staging a fightback

Geoff Horn

in Crossing the floor: Reg Prentice and the crisis of British social democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088698
eISBN:
9781781705780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088698.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines Prentice‘s fightback campaign and his attempts to reverse the deselection decision of his local party in Newham North East. His strategy involved using his right of appeal as an ... More


Spain and Italy: Regaining the Confidence and Legitimacy to Advance Social Policy

Ana M. Guillén and Emmanuele Pavolini

in After Austerity: Welfare State Transformation in Europe after the Great Recession

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198790266
eISBN:
9780191831584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790266.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Welfare states in Spain and Italy are similar in that they combine social insurance pensions with liberal means-tested benefits and tax-financed universal healthcare and education. Both have ... More


Welfare Reform in Greece: A Major Crisis, Crippling Debt Conditions and Stark Challenges Ahead

Maria Petmesidou

in After Austerity: Welfare State Transformation in Europe after the Great Recession

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198790266
eISBN:
9780191831584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790266.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Greece developed a pension-heavy, clientelist, hybrid Mediterranean welfare state with many gaps in coverage. The global financial crisis of 2008 triggered a severe sovereign debt crisis, compelling ... More


Liberalism, Social Investment, Protectionism, and Chauvinism: New Directions for the European Welfare State

Peter Taylor-Gooby, Benjamin Leruth, and Heejung Chung

in After Austerity: Welfare State Transformation in Europe after the Great Recession

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198790266
eISBN:
9780191831584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790266.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This concluding chapter summarizes the country chapters, examining pressures on state welfare and the new directions which policy has taken. We then analyse differences and similarities in national ... More


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