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New Social Risks in a Conservative Welfare State: The Case of Germany

Andreas Aust and Frank Bönker

in New Risks, New Welfare: The Transformation of the European Welfare State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267262
eISBN:
9780191602023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926726X.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Analyses developments in Germany and emphasises the way in which the context of a corporatist welfare state settlement and a semi‐sovereign state shapes policy making. Reform is slow and depends on ... More


States and Power as Ur-Force: Domestic Traditions and Embedded Actors in World Politics

Peter J. Katzenstein

in Back to Basics: State Power in a Contemporary World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199970087
eISBN:
9780199333295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970087.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter inquires first into the domestic foundations of power. For Krasner the Hartzian view of liberalism is coherent and unitary. This is at odds with much of Louis Hartz’s own writings, which ... More


Liberalism and American Stories of Peoplehood

Marc Stears

in Liberalism as Ideology: Essays in Honour of Michael Freeden

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600670
eISBN:
9780191738203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600670.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Opening by comparing Freeden’s approach to liberalism and that taken by Hartz in his celebrated Liberal Tradition in America, this chapter examines the status of liberal thinking in the US in the ... More


Rushing towards employability-centred activation: the ‘Hartz reforms’ in Germany

Dirk Jacobi and Katrin Mohr

in Making it personal: Individualising activation services in the EU

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347978
eISBN:
9781447302735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347978.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter describes the basic principles that support the new approach to activation in Germany. The discussion examines the individualised measures and services that form a relevant part of the ... More


Tocqueville’s America

Steven B. Smith

in Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Tocqueville applied Rousseau’s critique of the Enlightenment to modern democracy. He saw in the age of equality the possibility of a new and unprecedented form of despotism arising out of ... More


Conservatism in America? A Response to Sidorsky

Patrick J. Deneen

in American Conservatism: NOMOS LVI

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479812370
eISBN:
9781479852697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479812370.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter comments on the previous chapter, arguing that Sidorsky’s analysis of conservatism leaves a sense that American conservatism is not conservatism at all, but rather a part of Louis ... More


Germany’s Labour Market Policies: How the Sick Man of Europe Performed a Second Economic Miracle

Florian Spohr

in Great Policy Successes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198843719
eISBN:
9780191879432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843719.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Germany has become one of the most competitive economies in the world. Only a decade and a half ago it was widely derided as stagnant, and ridden by political paralysis in reforming its labour market ... More


The German exception: welfare protectionism instead of retrenchment

Werner Eichhorst and Anke Hassel

in Labour Market Policies in the Era of Pervasive Austerity: A European Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447335863
eISBN:
9781447335900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335863.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This paper assesses the existence and the extent of austerity–oriented policies in Germany in the aftermath of the 2008–9 recession. In contrast to the intensive phase of labour market and welfare ... More


Germany: Ambivalent Activation

Jochen Clasen and Alexander Goerne

in Activation or Workfare? Governance and the Neo-Liberal Convergence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199773589
eISBN:
9780190248314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773589.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter discusses the key traits of reforms to German minimum income protection (2005–2012), focusing on the 2005 “Hartz IV” reform and policy responses to the economic crisis. Reforms during ... More


Employment Services: Three Marketization Stories

Ian Greer, Karen Breidahl, Matthias Knuth, and Flemming Larsen

in The Marketization of Employment Services: The Dilemmas of Europe's Work-first Welfare States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198785446
eISBN:
9780191827365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785446.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

Denmark, Germany, and Britain have marketized their employment services in different ways. This chapter introduces the tasks involved in moving jobless people into, or closer to, paid work ... More


Old and New Liberalism

George Klosko

in The Transformation of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199973415
eISBN:
9780190676346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973415.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Lockean political ideas, including problems with negative and positive rights, and correlativity in regard to the latter. Comparison with new liberalism of T. H. Green and L. T. Hobhouse.


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