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Britain's ‘Neo‐American’ Trajectory

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:
10.1093/0198280521.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The ‘Thatcher revolution’ and its continuation by New Labour make Britain a kind of master model for the neo-liberalization or Americanization of European welfare states. This chapter examines ... More


Restructuring the British Welfare State: Between Domestic Constraints and Global Imperatives

Martin Rhodes

in Welfare and Work in the Open Economy Volume II: Diverse Responses to Common Challenges in Twelve Countries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240920
eISBN:
9780191600180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240922.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In the UK, as in Australia and New Zealand, the ‘liberal’ post‐war welfare state was conceived as a minimal safety net under conditions in which full employment was to be ensured by (‘Keynesian’) ... More


Internationalization and Two Liberal Welfare States Australia and New Zealand

Herman Schwartz

in Welfare and Work in the Open Economy Volume II: Diverse Responses to Common Challenges in Twelve Countries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240920
eISBN:
9780191600180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240922.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

While the formal welfare states of Australia and New Zealand resembled the British model in the post‐war period, economic policies and industrial‐relations systems differed. As highly competitive ... More


The Conservative (counter-) revolution: neo-liberal Conservatism and the welfare state, 1974-97

Robert M. Page

in Clear blue water?: The Conservative Party and the welfare state since 1940

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781847429865
eISBN:
9781447304111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429865.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter charts the rise of the neo-liberal Conservatism approach to the welfare state under the Thatcher and Major governments. While emphasis was given to economic reforms during the first and ... More


The United States

Marina A. Adler

in Father Involvement In the Early Years: An international comparison of policy and practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447318996
eISBN:
9781447319016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318996.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

As the classic liberal welfare state with a dual-earner regime, the US is unique in being the only advanced country and one of only four nations in the world that has no statutory right to paid ... More


The United Kingdom

Margaret O’Brien, Sara Connolly, Svetlana Speight, Matthew Aldrich, and Eloise Poole

in Father Involvement In the Early Years: An international comparison of policy and practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447318996
eISBN:
9781447319016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318996.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines contemporary fathering practices in the UK liberal welfare state context, where recent legislation has expanded fathers’ access to work-family reconciliation rights, albeit ... More


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