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The Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State

Edited by: Bent Greve

Print publication date:  November  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415682923
eBook ISBN: 9780203084229
Adobe ISBN: 9781136190230

10.4324/9780203084229
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Book description

‘The welfare state’ in all its many forms has had a profound role in many countries around the world since at least the Second World War. The Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State explores the classical issues around the welfare state, but also investigates its key concepts, along with how these can be used and analysed.

Over forty contributions from renowned international specialists in the field provide readers with expert analysis of the core issues related to the welfare state, including regional depictions of welfare states around the globe. The book combines essays on methodologies, core concepts and central policy areas to produce a comprehensive picture of what ‘the welfare state’ means around the world. In the midst of the credit crunch, the Handbook addresses some of the many questions about the welfare state.

It will be an invaluable reference book for students and scholars throughout the social sciences, particularly in sociology, social policy, public policy, international relations, politics, and gender studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  What is welfare and public welfare? Download PDF
Chapter  2:  What is a welfare state? Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Fiscal welfare Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Occupational welfare Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Citizenship Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Prevention Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Poverty Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Social exclusion Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Benefits in kind and in cash Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Gender issues in welfare states Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Welfare states and the life course Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Active labour market policies Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Flexicurity Download PDF
Chapter  14:  What are welfare state typologies and how are they useful, if at all?  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Nordic welfare states Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Central European welfare states Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Eastern Europe  Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Southern Europe Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Liberal welfare states Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Third Way Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Welfare states in North America Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Welfare state changes in China since 1949 Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Inequality and social policy in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Africa Download PDF
Chapter  26:  States of health Download PDF
Chapter  27:  How to analyse welfare states and their development Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Drivers for change Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Real-typical and ideal-typical methods in comparative social policy Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Fiscal crisis, financial crisis, and the great recession Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Social security Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Housing, housing policy, and inequality Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Healthcare Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Old age and pensions Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Disability Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Family policies Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Risk and the management of crime Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Financing the welfare state and the politics of taxation Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Social OMCs Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Evaluation, evidence, and review Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Future of the welfare state? Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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