The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism

The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism

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Few discussions in modern social science have occupied as much attention as the changing nature of the welfare states in Western societies. The author aims to provide an analysis of the character and future of welfare institutions and discusses several types of welfare state, connecting these with variations in the historical development of different Western countries. Current economic processes, the author argues, such as those moving towards a post-industrial order, are not shaped by autonomous market forces but by the nature of states and state more

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  • Hardback | 228 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 47 tables, bibliography, index
  • 0745606652
  • 9780745606651

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Part 1 The three welfare state regimes: the three political economies of the welfare state; de-commodification in social policy; the welfare state as a system of stratification; state and market in the formation of pension regimes; distribution regimes in the power structure. Part 2 The three employment structures: welfare state and labour market regimes; institutional accommodation to full employment; three post-industrial employment more

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