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Coping With Permanent Austerity Welfare State Restructuring in Affluent Democracies

Paul Pierson

in The New Politics of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297567
eISBN:
9780191600104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297564.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This concluding chapter argues that the contemporary politics of the welfare state takes shape against a backdrop of both intense pressures for austerity and enduring popularity. In this context, ... More


Political Institutions and Welfare State Restructuring: The Impact of Institutions on Social Policy Change in Developed Democracies

Duane Swank

in The New Politics of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297567
eISBN:
9780191600104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297564.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The first of three chapters on the implications of electoral politics and the design of political institutions for welfare state adjustment. Swank first provides an overview of two key domestic and ... More


Gender and Welfare State Regimes

Diane Sainsbury (ed.)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294160
eISBN:
9780191600142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294166.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Gender and Welfare State Regimes focuses on how social provision, taxation, and labour market policies structure and transform gender relations in several advanced industrial democracies. A central ... More


Post‐Industrial Pressures on the Mature Welfare States

Paul Pierson

in The New Politics of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297567
eISBN:
9780191600104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297564.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is the third of three chapters on the sources of pressure on contemporary national welfare states, all of which seek to show how examining the sources of strain carries implications for ... More


Social Citizenship Under Pressure

Peter Taylor‐Gooby

in Reframing Social Citizenship

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546701
eISBN:
9780191720420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546701.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter discusses social citizenship and identifies three main components: reciprocity (necessary to support horizontal redistribution), social inclusion (supporting vertical redistribution), ... More


Introduction: Investigating the Welfare State at Century's End

Paul Pierson

in The New Politics of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297567
eISBN:
9780191600104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297564.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Starts by discussing the new era of austerity in the contemporary welfare state, the reasons for it, and the political problems that it creates. Describes the project that gave rise to the book as ... More


The Comparative Political Economy of Pension Reform

John Myles and Paul Pierson

in The New Politics of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297567
eISBN:
9780191600104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297564.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is the first of three chapters on the distinctive policy dynamics of particular areas of social provision. In their chapter on the dynamics of pension reform, Myles and Pierson stress a key ... More


The Role of Civic Organizations in the Provision of Social Services: Towards Synergy

MARK ROBINSON and GORDON WHITE

in Social Provision in Low-Income Countries: New Patterns and Emerging Trends

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242191
eISBN:
9780191697050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242191.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

Aside from the state and the market, the emergence of civil societies have greatly marked and positively contributed to the successful and enhanced provision of social services, and to the ... More


Labour Market Regimes Under Threat? Sources of Continuity in Germany, Britain, and Sweden

Stewart Wood

in The New Politics of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297567
eISBN:
9780191600104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297564.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In this third of three chapters on the distinctive policy dynamics of particular areas of social provision, Wood looks at labour market regimes in Germany, Britain, and Sweden. The theoretical ... More


Alternative Approaches to Welfare Policy Analysis: New Institutional Economics, Politics, and Political Economy

Sarah Cook and Gordon White

in Social Provision in Low-Income Countries: New Patterns and Emerging Trends

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242191
eISBN:
9780191697050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242191.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

The chapter examines creative attempts to analyse the political and economic realms of a particular country, central on the general and specific regulations and supervising bodies related to social ... More


Social Provision in Low-Income Countries: New Patterns and Emerging Trends

Germano Mwabu, Cecilia Ugaz, and Gordon White (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242191
eISBN:
9780191697050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242191.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

During recent years, provision of key social services in low-income countries has been affected by adverse macroeconomic conditions and by radical changes in economic thinking. For example, the ... More


User Fees, Expenditure Restructuring, and Voucher Systems in Education

SIMON APPLETON

in Social Provision in Low-Income Countries: New Patterns and Emerging Trends

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242191
eISBN:
9780191697050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242191.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

Education amounts to varying perceptions depending on the technological advancement and the level of development in different countries. To dissect this broad concept, this chapter presents the ... More


Village-Based Provision of Key Social Services: The Case of Tanzania

MARJA LIISA SWANTZ

in Social Provision in Low-Income Countries: New Patterns and Emerging Trends

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242191
eISBN:
9780191697050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242191.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This chapter looks at community-oriented types of social services provision in the south-eastern portion of Tanzania. It begins with arguments regarding the employment of state policies that were ... More


The individualisation of activation services in context

Rik van Berkel and Ben Valkenburg

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/9781861347978.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This introductory chapter talks about the main topic of the book, which is individualisation. It defines individualisation of social service provision as services that should be adjusted to ... More


The social policies of corporations: occupational welfare and corporate social responsibility

Kevin Farnsworth

in Corporate power and social policy in a global economy: British welfare under the influence

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344748
eISBN:
9781447301998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344748.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter looks at firms and corporate social policy, through which businesses are able to shape overall levels of social provision within societies. Occupational welfare and corporate community ... More


Health and social policy: a moving target

Ian Rees Jones, Martin Hyde, Christina R. Victor, Richard D. Wiggins, Chris Gilleard, and Paul Higgs

in Ageing in a consumer society: From passive to active consumption in Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348821
eISBN:
9781447301431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348821.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter is concerned with the consequence of changes to later life health and social policy. It states that health and social policies have gone through considerable transformation since the ... More


Caring for Our Own: Why There is No Political Demand for New American Social Welfare Rights

Sandra R. Levitsky

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199993123
eISBN:
9780199378906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993123.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Aging populations and changes in health care, household structure, and women’s labor force participation over the last half century have created a “crisis in care”: demand for care of the old and ... More


Conclusion: corporate power and social policy in global context

Kevin Farnsworth

in Corporate power and social policy in a global economy: British welfare under the influence

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344748
eISBN:
9781447301998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344748.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book has set out to investigate the importance of business to contemporary developments in social policy. This chapter presents the key developments of forms of influence, with a discussion of ... More


Social policy in the East Asian tiger economies: past, present and future1

Ian Holliday and Paul Wilding

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/9781847424709.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter analyses the past, present, and future of social policy in the East Asian tiger economies. It introduces the four societies before presenting an overview of their social policies. It is ... More


Pension Systems and Population Change1

Richard M. Titmuss

in Essays on the Welfare State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349518
eISBN:
9781447349525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349518.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter details certain aspects of social provision for old age and, in particular, some of the issues raised by the report of the Phillips Committee. This involves consideration of five other ... More


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