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The American Welfare Mess in Comparative Perspective

HAROLD L. WILENSKY

in Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231764
eISBN:
9780520928336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231764.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the problems in the welfare system in the U.S. It argues that there is no evidence to support the American stereotype of an epidemic of young teenage sexuality, teenage ... More


Street capital: Black cannabis dealers in a white welfare state

Sveinung Sandberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421203
eISBN:
9781447303602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421203.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book introduces the worlds of young black men dealing cannabis at a drug scene called The River in Oslo, Norway. The lives of these men are structured by a huge and complex cannabis economy and ... More


The development of the South Korean welfare regime

Sang-hoon Ahn and So-chung Lee

in East Asian welfare regimes in transition: From Confucianism to globalisation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345523
eISBN:
9781447302162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345523.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter focuses on the South Korean welfare system, analysing the role of Confucianism in this system. It reveals the crucial role of an authoritarian state dictatorship (backed by the US) in ... More


Varieties of crisis

Kevin Farnsworth and Zoë Irving

in Social Policy in Challenging Times: Economic Crisis and Welfare Systems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847428288
eISBN:
9781447305521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428288.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The current financial crisis has major implications for welfare states. Governments face mounting levels of debt and fiscal black holes, companies face falling demand and limited liquidity to sustain ... More


System Kids: Adolescent Mothers and the Politics of Regulation

Lauren J. Silver

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622590
eISBN:
9781469622613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622590.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book considers the daily lives of adolescent mothers as they negotiate the child welfare system to meet the needs of their children and themselves. Often categorized as dependent and delinquent, ... More


Convergence in social welfare systems: what does it mean?

Denis Bouget

in Social Policy Review 15: UK and international perspectives

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424709
eISBN:
9781447303428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424709.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter reveals that the theoretical explanations of convergence are fragile, contradictory, or inadequate. It shows that they often disregard the contradictions in the trajectories and the ... More


Human dignity and the classification of welfare states

Chak Kwan and Graham Bowpitt

in Human dignity and welfare systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344311
eISBN:
9781447302551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344311.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter considers the two issues that have emerged from studying the dignity of unemployed persons in Sweden, China, the UK, and Hong Kong. The first issue is the application of human dignity to ... More


East Asian welfare regimes in transition: From Confucianism to globalisation

Alan Walker and Chack-kie Wong (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345523
eISBN:
9781447302162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345523.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Eastern welfare systems have largely been neglected by Western social policy. There is very little information in the West about their operation and the differences between them. Yet, as China and ... More


Neglected issues in Swedish child protection policy and practice: age, ethnicity and gender

Pringle Keith

in Tackling men's violence in families: Nordic issues and dilemmas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346032
eISBN:
9781447303640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346032.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter looks at the performance of the Swedish welfare system in terms of the way it responds to violence against children. Such a broadening of the critique also further problematises the idea ... More


Social protection policies for young people: a cross-national comparison

Gill Jones

in Young people in Europe: Labour markets and citizenship

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345882
eISBN:
9781447304371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345882.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter talks about the recent social-protection policies for young people in Europe. It notes that the provision of economic support for young people depends on the boundary of responsibility ... More


Between the street and the welfare state

Sveinung Sandberg and Willy Pedersen

in Street capital: Black cannabis dealers in a white welfare state

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421203
eISBN:
9781447303602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421203.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter observes that The River dealers used the oppression discourse mostly in dealing with the welfare system. It is a discourse that privileges structural problems, such as difficulties ... More


Hong Kong and human dignity

Chak Kwan and Graham Bowpitt

in Human dignity and welfare systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344311
eISBN:
9781447302551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344311.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter looks at the first case study on human dignity, which is set in Hong Kong. It reveals that Hong Kong can be considered as a good case study of a capitalist welfare system's attitudes ... More


The intersections of state, family and church in Italy and Greece

Margarita Markoviti and Lina Molokotos-Liederman

in Religion and Welfare in Europe: Gendered and Minority Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447318972
eISBN:
9781447328957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318972.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter discusses the fragile organisation of welfare in southern Europe, with Italy and Greece as examples. In the Mediterranean countries, it is the idea of ‘familism’ that best captures a ... More


Power and autonomy of older people in long-term care: cross-national comparison and learning

Henglien (Lisa) Chen

in Social Policy Review 19: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2007

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349415
eISBN:
9781447303466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349415.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The current trend in many European countries is shifting caring responsibilities towards the individual and promoting independence among older people. This chapter argues that older people who need ... More


Movements by the unemployed in France and social protection: the Fonds d'urgence sociale experience

Bouget Denis

in Changing labour markets, welfare policies and citizenship

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342720
eISBN:
9781447301660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342720.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter focuses on the short period of social evolution in France; the protests of the unemployed between 1997 to 1998, the reaction of the French government which led to the distribution of one ... More


They Want to See You Fail: Dilemmas in Child Welfare

Lauren J. Silver

in System Kids: Adolescent Mothers and the Politics of Regulation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622590
eISBN:
9781469622613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622590.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This introductory chapter sets out the organization of the book. This book reveals how the child welfare system compromises its own mission, and how it fails to lessen hardship in the lives of young ... More


The moral and gendered crisis of the Italian welfare system seen through the prism of migrant women’s reproductive health

Annalisa Frisina

in Religion and Welfare in Europe: Gendered and Minority Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447318972
eISBN:
9781447328957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318972.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter focuses on reproductive health among migrant women in Italy. The welfare crisis in Italy and southern Europe has not only had negative effects on women, but is also a sign of the siege ... More


The politics of civil society: Neoliberalism or Social Left?

Frederick Powell

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347640
eISBN:
9781447303947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347640.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This book offers a wide-ranging analysis of recent shifts in the ideas and paradigms that underpin social policy. Since the 1980s the renaissance of civil society has introduced new ideas about the ... More


Migration, older people and social policy

Anthony M Warnes

in Social Policy Review 19: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2007

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349415
eISBN:
9781447303466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349415.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter focuses on the challenges that older migrants present to established principles and systems of social welfare. It features the elaboration of policies for the welfare of foreign migrants ... More


Conclusions: what future for migration?

Emma Carmel, Alfio Cerami, and Theodoros Papadopoulos

in Migration and welfare in the new Europe: Social protection and the challenges of integration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426444
eISBN:
9781447302797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426444.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter summarises the discussions presented in the preceding chapters. It emphasises that this book is primarily concerned with the interaction of social and migration policies in specific ... More


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