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The Irish Welfare State in the Twenty-First Century

Challenges and Change

Editors: Murphy, Mary P., Dukelow, Fiona (Eds.)

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This book provides a critical and theoretically-informed assessment of the nature and types of structural change occurring in the Irish welfare state in the context of the 2008 economic crisis. Its overarching framework for conceptualising and analysing welfare state change and its political, economic and social implications is based around four crucial questions, namely what welfare is for, who delivers welfare, who pays for welfare, and who benefits.  Over the course of ten chapters, the authors examine the answers as they relate to social protection, labour market activation, pensions, finance, water, early child education and care, health, housing and corporate welfare.  They also innovatively address the impact of crisis on the welfare state in Northern Ireland. The result is to isolate key drivers of structural welfare reform, and assess how globalisation, financialisation, neo-liberalisation, privatisation, marketisation and new public management have deepened and diversified their impact on the post-crisis Irish welfare state. This in-depth analysis will appeal to sociologists, economists, political scientists and welfare state practitioners interested in the Irish welfare state and more generally in the analysis of welfare state change. 




About the authors

Mary P. Murphy is Lecturer in Irish Politics and Society at Maynooth University, Ireland
Fiona Dukelow is a Lecturer in the Department of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork, Ireland

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook 91,62 €
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Hardcover 117,69 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-57137-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Irish Welfare State in the Twenty-First Century
Book Subtitle
Challenges and Change
Editors
  • Mary P. Murphy
  • Fiona Dukelow
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57138-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57138-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57137-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 337
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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