Welfare State Reforms Seen from Below

Comparing Public Attitudes and Organized Interests in Britain and Germany

Editors: Ebbinghaus, Bernhard, Naumann, Elias (Eds.)

  • Analyses public opinion in Britain and Germany towards welfare state reform
  • Provides insight into organized interests’ positioning on reform issues
  • Explores welfare state reforms in Britain and Germany to provide a long‐term and European perspective
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Studying the political economy of welfare state reform, this edited collection focuses on the role of public opinion and organized interests in respect to policy change. It highlights that welfare states are hard pressed to reform in order to cope with ongoing socio-economic and demographic challenges. While public opinion is commonly seen to oppose welfare cuts and organized interests such as trade unions have tended to defend acquired social rights, this book shows that there have been emergent tendencies in favour of reform.

Welfare State Reforms Seen from Below
analyses a wide range of social policies affecting healthcare, pensions and the labour market to demonstrate how social groups and interest organizations differ and interact in their approaches to reform. Comparing Britain and Germany, with its two very different welfare states, it provides a European perspective on the changing approaches to welfare.

This book will be of interest to those wanting to learn more about the politics of the welfare state and of relevance to students and academics in the fields of political economy and comparative social policy.

About the authors

Bernhard Ebbinghaus is Professor of Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention and Senior Fellow at the Green Templeton College at University of Oxford, UK. Previously, he was Professor of Sociology at the University of Mannheim. His research focuses on welfare reform processes, particularly in the areas of pension and labour market policies.

Elias Naumann is Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Collaborative Research Center SFB 884 “Political Economy of Reforms” at the University of Mannheim, Germany. His research interests include comparative welfare state research, public opinion and experimental methods in the social sciences.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Analysing Organized Interests and Public Opinion Towards Welfare Reforms

    Ebbinghaus, Bernhard (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

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  • Membership or Influence Logic? The Response of Organized Interests to Retirement Age Reforms in Britain and Germany

    Klitzke, Julia

    Pages 27-54

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  • Between Power and Persuasion: Explaining the Introduction of Statutory Minimum Wage Laws in Britain and Germany

    Weishaupt, J. Timo

    Pages 55-79

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  • Positions of Interest Groups Towards Labour Market Reforms in Germany: A Novel Content Analysis of Press Releases

    Buss, Christopher (et al.)

    Pages 81-105

  • Class, Union, or Party Allegiance? Comparing Pension Reform Preferences in Britain and Germany

    Ebbinghaus, Bernhard (et al.)

    Pages 107-128

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Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-63652-8
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 96,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63651-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Welfare State Reforms Seen from Below
Book Subtitle
Comparing Public Attitudes and Organized Interests in Britain and Germany
Editors
  • Bernhard Ebbinghaus
  • Elias Naumann
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63652-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63652-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63651-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 297
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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