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Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State

Edited by: Bent Greve

Print publication date:  July  2018
Online publication date:  June  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138631649
eBook ISBN: 9781315207049
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315207049
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Book description

Forty-five 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 second edition of the Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State combines essays on methodologies, core concepts and central policy areas to produce a comprehensive understanding of what ?the welfare state? means around the world.

In the aftermath of the credit crunch, the Handbook addresses some of the many questions about the welfare state. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include an in-depth analysis of societal changes in recent years. New articles can be found on topics such as: the impact of ideas, well-being, migration, globalisation, India, welfare typologies, homelessness and long-term care.

This volume 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
Introduction 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:  Prevention Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Poverty Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Benefits in kind and in cash Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Gender issues in welfare states Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Welfare states and the life course Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Well-being and the welfare state Download PDF
Chapter  11:  What are welfare state typologies and how are they useful, if at all?  Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Nordic welfare states Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Central European welfare states Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Central and Eastern Europe  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Southern Europe Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Liberal welfare states Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Third Way Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Welfare states in North America Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Welfare state changes in China since 1949 Download PDF
Chapter  20:  India as a post-colonial welfare state Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Inequality, social spending and the state in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  23:  States of health Download PDF
Chapter  24:  How to analyze welfare states and their development? Download PDF
Chapter  25:  How ideas impact social policy Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Drivers for change Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Ten ideal-typical worlds of welfare regimes and their regime characteristics Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Real-typical and ideal-typical methods in comparative social policy Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Fiscal crisis, financial crisis and the fragile welfare state Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Globalisation and welfare states Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Social security Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Labour market Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Housing policy, the welfare state and social inequality Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Homelessness and social policy Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Healthcare Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Old age and pensions Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Disability Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Family policies Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Risk and the management of crime Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Financing the welfare state and the politics of taxation Download PDF
Chapter  41:  EU social policy and national welfare state reform Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Evaluation, evidence and review Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Long-term care Download PDF
Chapter  44:  The welfare state and international migration Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Future of the welfare state? Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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