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Ideas and Welfare State Reform in Western Europe

Editors: Taylor-Gooby, P. (Ed.)

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The new welfare settlement in Europe involves a re-direction of policy in the context of a unified market and currency system and of more stringent economic competition. Realignment of the policy assumptions and goals of the key actors is central to this process. This book reviews the main policy paradigms and analyzes the processes whereby they have changed in the most salient policy areas, and is based on recent interviews with more than two hundred and fifty senior policy actors in seven West European countries.

About the authors

ANA ARRIBA Postdoctoral Researcher with the Spanish National Research Council (UPC-CSIS), Madrid, Spain ANDREAS AUST self-employed Social Scientist FRANK BÖNKER Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) and Research Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Transformation Studies, Germany JOHANNES KANANEN Research Assistant on project Welfare Reform and the Management of Societal Change, University of Kent, UK TRINE P. LARSEN Research Assistant on project Welfare Reform and the Management of Societal change, University of Kent, UK LUIS MORENO Senior Research Fellow at the Spanish National Research Council, CSIC, Madrid, Spain BRUNO PALIER CNRS Researcher in Centre d'Études de la Vie Politique Française, Paris, France VIRPI TIMONEN Lecturer in Social Policy and Ageing at the Department of Social Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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'[A] good and enjoyable read...[,] should certainly be considered by anyone interested in welfare reform, ideas, discourses and policy paradigms in Western Europe.' - Social Policy

'This book makes a worthwhile contribution to the debate on the role of ideas in welfare state change...' - Julia S. O'Connor, International Journal of Social Welfare

'...an exposition of an extensive and important piece of research carried out within a rigorously comparative methodology and with carefully developed accounts of its findings.' - Robert Sykes, Social Policy& Administration


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Ideas and Policy Change

    Taylor-Gooby, Peter

    Pages 1-11

  • Paradigm Shifts, Power Resources and Labour Market Reform

    Taylor-Gooby, Peter

    Pages 12-29

  • Policy Paradigms and Long-Term Care: Convergence or Continuing Difference?

    Timonen, Virpi

    Pages 30-53

  • The Myth of an Adult Worker Society: New Policy Discourses in European Welfare States

    Larsen, Trine P.

    Pages 54-80

  • Changing Ideas on Pensions: Accounting for Differences in the Spread of the Multipillar Paradigm in Five EU Social Insurance Countries

    Bönker, Frank

    Pages 81-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ideas and Welfare State Reform in Western Europe
Editors
  • P. Taylor-Gooby
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28601-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230286016
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-9317-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 179
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