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    DescriptionA state-of-the-art assessment of welfare provision, policy and reform at national and at EU level which spans the whole of Europe - East, West and Central. Uniquely broad-ranging in scope, and covering the latest research findings and theoretical debates, it provides a genuinely comparative overview text for students of the new Europe.


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    Title
    The Political Economy of European Welfare Capitalism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Colin Hay, By (author) Daniel Wincott
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 280
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 350 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781403902245
    ISBN 10: 1403902240
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    BIC E4L: ECO
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.9T
    BIC subject category V2: KCP
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WEUROP
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CEUROP, CULT/EEUROP
    BISAC V2.8: POL019000, POL040020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BIC subject category V2: JKSB
    BISAC V2.8: POL023000, POL035000, POL009000, SOC016000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 330.126
    BIC subject category V2: 1D, KCR
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    DC22: 330.12/6
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL029000
    DC23: 361.65094
    BISAC V2.8: POL058000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: JC479 .H389 2012
    Illustrations note
    15 black & white tables, 39 figures
    Publisher
    Palgrave USA
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    21 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Gordonsville
    Author Information
    COLIN HAYProfessor of Political Analysis and Co-Director of the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Sheffield, UK. DANIEL WINCOTTBlackwell Professor of Law and Society at Cardiff University Law School and co-Chair of the Wales Governance Centre.
    Review quote
    'Every decade or so a book comes along that defines research in the comparative political economy of the advanced industrial states. If the 1990s belonged to Esping-Andersen and the 2000s to Hall and Soskice, the next decade belongs to Hay and Wincott. Combining historical synthesis, comparative analysis, and cutting-edge theory, they give us a refreshing and insightful account of the genesis, evolution, and transformation of European welfare states. Critically interrogating the impact of globalization, regionalization and competitiveness on these states, Hay and Wincott recast the evolution of European Welfare Capitalism as always and everywhere a political struggle over market imperatives.' - Mark Blyth, Brown University, USA 'This masterful and highly original reassessment demonstrates that more welfare state rather than less can go hand in hand with competitiveness; that European integration, not globalization, better explains welfare state transformation; and that different clusters of welfare capitalism are diverging further rather than converging. A 'must-read' for anyone who wants to understand not only what is wrong but also what is right about the European welfare state.' - Vivien Schmidt, Boston University, USA 'Un tour de force. Combining ambitious, rich and precise analysis with a wealth of effectively deployed empirical data, this is comparative political economy at its best. The concluding chapter on the impact of the current crisis on the evolution of European welfare states in particular is not to be missed.' - Patrick le Galès, Centre d'études européennes, Sciences Po France and King's College London, UK
    Table of contents
    Introduction European Welfare Capitalism in Good Times and Bad Varieties of European Welfare Capitalism Globalization, Europeanization and the Welfare State Competitiveness and the Welfare State European Integration and Welfare Capitalism Convergence and Divergence in European Welfare Trajectories European Welfare Capitalism in Hard Times