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The Danish Welfare State

A Sociological Investigation

Authors: Frederiksen, Morten

Editors: Larsen, Jørgen Elm, Bengtsson, Tea Torbenfeldt (Eds.)

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The Danish Welfare State analyzes a broad range of areas, such as globalization, labor marked, family life, health and social exclusion, the book demonstrates that life in a modern welfare state is changing rapidly, creating both challenges and possibilities for future management.

About the authors

Tea Torbenfeldt Bengtsson is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Morten Frederiksen is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Comparative Welfare Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark.

Jørgen Elm Larsen is Professor of Sociology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Reviews

"Assembling a strong team of social policy experts, the volume offers an impressive, authoritative, and comprehensive examination of how the Danish welfare state addresses social risks across the full array of policy domains. Relying on comparative analysis, the book manages with success to convey the model's unique and internationally celebrated features: its stress on universalism, its social investment approach to risks, its celebrated family support and, not least, its commitment to gender equalization." - Gösta Esping, Andersen Professor of Sociology, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

"This volume offers a comprehensive analysis of the Danish labor market and social policy. Given that Denmark's version of flexicurity and social investment policies have been identified by international organizations, such as the European Union and the OECD, as "best practices," this volume is a must read for all scholars interested in the welfare state." - John Stephens Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

"This volume provides a comprehensive overview of the Danish welfare state, organized around changing conceptions and realities of risk. Written in an engaging fashion, it will be of great interest to scholars and students interested in understanding how policymakers in the Nordic region have responded to evolving economic, demographic, and political challenges." - Kent Weaver, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Comparative Government Field Chair, Georgetown University, USA

"The Danish Welfare State contributes a refreshing perspective to debates of social policy in a risk society. It covers a wide range of approaches and an impressive number of themes including long term social policy change on the macro level, domain specific developments, and micro-level analysis of policy impact." - Jens Zinn, Associate Professor and Reader in Sociology, the University of Melbourne, Australia


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Is Risk Transforming the Danish Welfare State?

    Bengtsson, Tea Torbenfeldt (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • Denmark from an International Perspective

    Abrahamson, Peter

    Pages 25-39

  • Social Investment as Risk Management

    Kvist, Jon

    Pages 41-55

  • Employment Relations, Flexicurity, and Risk: Explaining the Risk Profile of the Danish Flexicurity Model

    Jensen, Carsten Strøby

    Pages 57-71

  • Precarity and Public Risk Management: Trends in Denmark across Four Decades

    Andrade, Stefan B.

    Pages 73-87

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-52730-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Danish Welfare State
Book Subtitle
A Sociological Investigation
Authors
Editors
  • Jørgen Elm Larsen
  • Tea Torbenfeldt Bengtsson
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52731-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137527318
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52730-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 269
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