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Reforming European Welfare States: Germany and the United Kingdom Compared

Jochen Clasen

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199270712
eISBN:
9780191603266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270716.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The book investigates the processes of welfare state reform in the UK and Germany between the late 1970s and 2003. Adopting a programme-level perspective, it systematically compares processes of ... More


Unemployment: Macroeconomic Performance and the Labour Market

Richard Layard, Stephen Nickell, and Richard Jackman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199279166
eISBN:
9780191700033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279166.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This book aims to provide a basis for better unemployment policy: showing how the lessons learned from experience and theory can be applied to greatly reduce the waste and misery of high ... More


Cross‐Class Alliance: The Social Democratic Breakthrough

Peter A. Swenson

in Capitalists against Markets: The Making of Labor Markets and Welfare States in the United States and Sweden

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142976
eISBN:
9780199872190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142977.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter picks up where the last left off, in the 1930s, when the Swedish Social Democratic Party took power, and instead of undermining solidarism, actually helped employers achieve their long ... More


Re-connecting with ‘what unemployment means’: employability, the experience of unemployment and priorities for policy in an era of crisis

Lindsay Colin

in Social policy review 22: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427113
eISBN:
9781447303497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427113.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter provides an insightful appraisal of New Labour's ‘Work First’ supply-side approach to unemployment policy in new circumstances. It reconnects with earlier work by Adrian Sinfield, from a ... More


Active Labour Market Policies in a Comparative Perspective

Giuliano Bonoli

in The Origins of Active Social Policy: Labour Market and Childcare Policies in a Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669769
eISBN:
9780191749391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669769.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter reconstructs policy trajectories in the field of active labour market policy in seven European countries: Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, and the UK. The period ... More


The administration of transformation: a case study of implementing welfare reform in the UK

Sharon Wright

in Administering welfare reform: International transformations in welfare governance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346520
eISBN:
9781447301417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346520.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter aims to provide a microlevel analysis of the unemployment policy that assesses the significance, extent, and character of change. This analysis uses the perspectives of frontline staff ... More


When and why discretion is weak or strong: The case of taxing officers in a Public Unemployment Fund

Aurélien Buffat

in Understanding street-level bureaucracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447313267
eISBN:
9781447313298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313267.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Focused on the study of discretion at the frontline, the chapter explores the following central question: what are the main factors potentially accounting for both weak and strong amounts of used ... More


Ethical techniques of the self and the ‘good jobseeker’

Ruth Rogers

in The ethics of welfare: Human rights, dependency and responsibility

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345622
eISBN:
9781447303763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345622.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines how governmental discourse both addresses and manages two different types of unemployed person or jobseeker through the textual analysis of two British government documents. It ... More


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