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The Welfare State Reader has established itself as a vital source of outstanding original research since its original appearance in 2000. In the third edition, Pierson, Castles and Naumann have comprehensively overhauled the content, bringing it wholly up to date with contemporary discussions about this most crucial area of social and political life. The book includes seventeen new selections, all reflecting the latest thinking and research in welfare state studies. These readings are organized around contemporary debates, such as the current trajectories of, constraints on and challenges to contemporary welfare regimes, as well as evolving ideas and emergent forms that constitute the future of welfare. In particular, new readings focus on issues such as ageing populations and low fertility, climate change and global financial uncertainty, and nascent 'politics of happiness'. As in previous editions, the volume begins with a collection of readings that provide a grounding in core approaches to welfare, and each section is set in context by a new editorial introduction. As well as bringing together classic debates, The Welfare State Reader represents an invaluable guide to what is happening at the cutting edge of welfare research, giving the reader an unrivalled overview of debates surrounding the welfare state.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 152 x 230 x 30mm | 619.99g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • black & white tables, figures
  • 0745663699
  • 9780745663692
  • 390,667

About Christopher Pierson

Christopher Pierson is professor of politics at the University of Nottingham, UK, and lead editor of the British Journal of Politics and International Relations. He is author of Beyond the Welfare State? 3rd edition (Polity, 2006). Francis G. Castles is professor emeritus of social and public policy at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Ingela K. Naumann is lecturer in social policy at the University of Edinburgh, UK.show more

Table of contents

Editors Introduction to the Third Edition PART I - APPROACHES TO WELFARE The First Welfare State? Thomas Paine Section 1: Classical The Welfare State in Historical Perspective, Asa Briggs Citizenship and Social Class, T.H. Marshall Universalism versus Selection, Richard Titmuss Section 2: Perspectives on the Left What is Social Justice? Commission on Social Justice Some Contradictions of the Modern Welfare State, Claus Offe Section 3: Responses from the Right The Meaning of the Welfare State, Friedrich Hayek The Two Wars against Poverty, Charles Murray The New Politics of the New Poverty, Lawrence M. Mead Section 4: Feminism The Patriarchal Welfare State, Carole Pateman The Welfare State and Women Power, Helga Maria Hernes PART II - WELFARE REGIMES UNDER THREAT Section 1: Trajectories Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism, Gosta Esping-Andersen Religion and the Western Welfare State, Philip Manow and Kees van Kersbergen The New Politics of the Welfare State, Paul Pierson Section 2: Constraints Globalization, the Welfare State and Inequality, Duane Swank The Europeanization of Social Protection: Domestic Impacts and National Responses, Jon Kvist and Juho Saari Explaining Convergence of OECD Welfare States: a Conditional Approach, Carina Schmitt and Peter Starke Breaking with the Past? Why the Global Financial Crisis led to Austerity Policies but not to Modernization of the Welfare State, Klaus Armingeon Section 3: Challenges Ageing and the Welfare State: Securing Sustainability, Volker Meier and Martin Werding Very Low Fertility: Consequences, Causes and Policy Approaches, Peter McDonald Migration, Minorities and Welfare States, Carl-Ulrik Schierup and Stephen Castles The Politics of the New Social Policies: Providing Coverage against New Social Risks in Mature Welfare States, Giuliano Bonoli PART III - EMERGING IDEAS, EMERGENT FORMS Section 1: Emerging Ideas The Big Society: A New Policy Environment for the Third Sector? Peter Alcock Diffusing Ideas for After Neoliberalism: The Social Investment Perspective in Europe and Latin America, Jane Jenson The Governance of Economic Uncertainty: Beyond the New Social Risk Analysis, Colin Crouch and Maarten Keune How Climate Change will Shape the Social Policy Framework, Zahir Sadeque Basic Income and the Two Dilemmas of the Welfare, State Phillippe van Parijs Section 2: Emergent Forms What Adult Worker Model? A Critical Look at Recent Social Policy Reform in Europe from a Gender and Family Perspective, Mary Daly Beyond Modernization? Social Care and the Transformation of Welfare Governance, Janet Newman, Caroline Glendinning and Michael Hughes Assessing the Welfare State: The Politics of Happiness, Alexander Pacek and Benjamin Radcliff Europe s Post-Democratic Era, Jurgen Habermasshow more

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