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‘Paradise Lost’?

Carl-Ulrik Schierup

in Migration, Citizenship, and the European Welfare State: A European Dilemma

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780198280521
eISBN:
9780191603730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280521.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The ‘Swedish Model’ has been taken to represent the quintessential social democratic welfare regime. Sweden enjoys a reputation for having one of the world’s most far-sighted immigration policies and ... More


Democratic Legitimacy Under Conditions of Regulatory Competition: Why Europe Differs from the United States

Fritz W. Scharpf

in The Federal Vision: Legitimacy and Levels of Governance in the United States and the European Union

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245000
eISBN:
9780191599996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245002.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Addresses concern over the so‐called ‘democratic deficit’ in the EU in comparison with the USA. The author deduces that there are two reasons for the political salience of this alleged deficit: the ... More


Social policy language in Denmark and Sweden

Nils Edling, Jørn Henrik Petersen, and Klaus Petersen

in Analysing social policy concepts and language: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447306443
eISBN:
9781447311607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306443.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter analyses the social policy language in Denmark and Sweden from the late 19th Century until today. Scandinavia has long been considered an international stronghold for comprehensive ... More


The Semantics of Social Security: The 1957 Pensions Reform and the Sozialstaat

Peter C. Caldwell

in Democracy, Capitalism, and the Welfare State: Debating Social Order in Postwar West Germany, 1949-1989

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833819
eISBN:
9780191872198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833819.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Economic History

The West German pensions reform bill of 1957 was the product of a decade-long discussion among German experts about the need for a comprehensive reform of social policy, elder poverty, and adequate ... More


1945–1950: Making the “People’s Home”

Carly Elizabeth Schall

in The Rise and Fall of the Miraculous Welfare Machine: Immigration and Social Democracy in Twentieth-Century Sweden

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456671
eISBN:
9781501704093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456671.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how postwar reorganization had thrown the Swedish “People's Home,” with SAP as creator and helmsman, into crisis. It discusses two coinciding crises in particular: one of ... More


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