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The Future of the Welfare State: Crisis Myths and Crisis Realities

Francis G. Castles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199270170
eISBN:
9780191601514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270171.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book uses data from 21 OECD countries for the period 1980 to 1998 to test a variety of hypotheses suggesting that contemporary welfare states are in crisis and to establish the factors shaping ... More


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


. Attacking Welfare, Promoting Work and Marriage: Continuity and Change in Welfare Opposition

Ellen Reese

in Backlash against Welfare Mothers: Past and Present

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244610
eISBN:
9780520938717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244610.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter addresses continuities and changes in welfare politics and puts them into the context of both the early history of government aid for poor mothers and other perspectives on U.S. welfare ... More


The Great War and German Memory: Society, Politics and Psychological Trauma, 1914-1945

Jason Crouthamel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898423
eISBN:
9781781385128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898423.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book explores the impact of psychological trauma, or ‘war neurosis’ in imperial, Weimar and Nazi Germany from the perspective of ordinary mentally disabled veterans of the First World War. War ... More


Introduction

Rose Ernst

in The Price of Progressive Politics: The Welfare Rights Movement in an Era of Colorblind Racism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722480
eISBN:
9780814722749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722480.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter presents the organization of the book as it examines the dynamics of movements situated at the intersections of marginalized axes of race, gender, and class. By definition, ... More


Unemployment, welfare policies and citizenship: different paths in Western Europe

Jørgen Goul Andersen and Knut Halvorsen

in Changing labour markets, welfare policies and citizenship

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342720
eISBN:
9781447301660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342720.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

One of the characteristics of the ‘new politics of welfare’ is the emphasis on work as a crucial precondition of citizenship, at the expense of the traditional emphasis on social rights and equality. ... More


Reconstructing Social Ills: From the Perils of Poverty to Welfare Dependency

Kaaryn S. Gustafson

in Cheating Welfare: Public Assistance and the Criminalization of Poverty

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732311
eISBN:
9780814733394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732311.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter traces the history of welfare policies and welfare politics in the United States, with particular emphasis on the genealogy of the complex, sometimes contradictory, and increasingly ... More


Austerity: more than the sum of its parts

Kevin Farnsworth and Zoë Irving

in Social Policy In Times of Austerity: Global economic crisis and the new politics of welfare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447319115
eISBN:
9781447319146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319115.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter argues that despite its currency within social policy debate, ‘austerity’ itself remains under-scrutinised and under-theorised and sets out what, if anything, is new about this ‘new ... More


Pulling Rank: Gender and Class Colorblindness

Rose Ernst

in The Price of Progressive Politics: The Welfare Rights Movement in an Era of Colorblind Racism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722480
eISBN:
9780814722749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722480.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the implications of activists using intersections of gender and class marginalization within the framework of colorblindness. These frame categories are “gendered ... More


Ending Poor People As We Know Them

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0034
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the issue of poverty within the context of welfare politics. According to Jason DeParle, disdain for welfare and concern for poor children are the seismic forces beneath the ... More


The politics of damage limitation

Anne Daguerre

in Obama's Welfare Legacy: An Assessment of US Anti-Poverty Policies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447338338
eISBN:
9781447338376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338338.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter is a case study of symbolic politics and Republican obstruction in Congress. Congressional Republicans accused the Obama administration of wanting to undermine work requirements for TANF ... More


Margaret McMillan

Ellen Ross

in Slum Travelers: Ladies and London Poverty, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249059
eISBN:
9780520940055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249059.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on Margaret McMillan, who was involved in labor politics, liberal reformism, and welfare philanthropism. After finishing her education in Germany and Switzerland, McMillan became ... More


The inside story: Street-level research in the US and beyond1

Evelyn Z. Brodkin

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/9781447313267.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter offers a broad perspective, a meta-analysis as it were, on the evolution of street-level theory, highlighting three key approaches that have contributed to the advance of the field. ... More


Introduction

Cord Jefferson

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This section contains chapters written in the 1990s, in which the text tackles the scandalous court dramas consuming the nation such as Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky and O. J. Simpson’s ... More


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