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Transformations of the State

The Welfare State as Crisis Manager

Explaining the Diversity of Policy Responses to Economic Crisis

Authors: Starke, P., Kaasch, A., Hooren, F.V., Van Hooren, F.

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This book presents an in-depth analysis of social policy reactions to international economic shocks in four different welfare states, over a 40-year period. It reveals how expansion and retrenchment are shaped by domestic politics and existing welfare state institutions.

About the authors

Peter Starke is a Political Scientist at the University of Bremen, Germany. Recent publications include Radical Welfare State Retrenchment: A Comparative Analysis.

Alexandra Kaasch is a Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Sheffield, UK. Previously she held a post-doctoral research position at the University of Bremen, Germany.

Franca van Hooren is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Comparative Social Policy at the University of Bremen, Germany. She obtained her PhD from the European University Institute, Italy.

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"The great virtue of this book is that it brings together good empirical evidence and analysis of how welfare states respond to and manage crises over time, from a variety of settings." - Peter Taylor-Gooby, Professor of Social Policy, University of Kent, UK


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Starke, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • The Politics of Crisis Response

    Starke, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 12-27

  • How the Countries Compare

    Starke, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 28-52

  • The Oil Shocks of 1973 and 1979: Keynesianism and Beyond

    Starke, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 53-91

  • Recession in the 1990s: The Resistible Rise of Neoliberalism

    Starke, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 92-123

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Welfare State as Crisis Manager
Book Subtitle
Explaining the Diversity of Policy Responses to Economic Crisis
Authors
Series Title
Transformations of the State
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31484-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137314840
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-28525-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33042-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 240
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