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Welfare & benefit systems books

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Immigration and Welfare State Retrenchment Why the US Experience is not Reflected in Western Europe by Dennis C. (Research Fellow, University of Cologne) Spies Immigration and Welfare State Retrenchment Why the US Experience is not Reflected in Western Europe
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This volume analyses the effects of immigration on welfare spending by focusing on the political alignment of voters and the corresponding welfare policies of governments.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/04/2018

Modernizing the Korean Welfare State Towards the Productive Welfare Model by Neil Gilbert Modernizing the Korean Welfare State Towards the Productive Welfare Model

Modernizing the Korean Welfare State analyzes recent developments in social and public policy in South Korea. Its focus is the new approach to Korea's system of social protection, known as the productive welfare paradigm. This volume brings together an international...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2018

The Politics of Welfare State Transformation in Germany Still a Semi-Sovereign State? by Christof (University of Potsdam, Germany.) Schiller The Politics of Welfare State Transformation in Germany Still a Semi-Sovereign State?
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How can we best analyse contemporary welfare state change? And how can we explain and understand the politics of it? This book contributes to these questions both empirically and theoretically by concentrating on one of the least likely cases for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2018

Welfare in an Idle Society? Reinventing Retirement, Work, Wealth, Health and Welfare by Bernd Marin Welfare in an Idle Society? Reinventing Retirement, Work, Wealth, Health and Welfare

The modern welfare state is indeed one of the greatest achievements of the post-war 20th century. With its key aims of eradicating the five giant social ills of Want, Ignorance, Disease, Squalor and Idleness, it aimed to providing a minimum...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/01/2018

Restructuring Welfare Governance by Raven Treloar Restructuring Welfare Governance


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2018

Domain Linkages and Privatization in Social Security by Jun-Young Kim Domain Linkages and Privatization in Social Security

This title was first published in 2000: This volume is based on papers presented at the sixth International Research Seminar on Issues in Social Security , held by FISS on 12-15 June 1999 in Sigtuna, Sweden. The book relates to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/11/2017

Pandora's Dilemma Theories of Social Welfare for the 21st Century by David (Executive Director, MSW Program, Kean University) Stoesz Pandora's Dilemma Theories of Social Welfare for the 21st Century
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Pandora's Dilemma presents theories of social welfare, addressing stakeholders, the policy process, electoral politics, child welfare, the precariat, online education, the devolution of the welfare state, and the evolution of the investment state.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/11/2017

The Five Giants [New Edition] A Biography of the Welfare State by Nicholas Timmins The Five Giants [New Edition] A Biography of the Welfare State

A TIMES POLITICAL BOOK OF THE YEAR A LONGMAN/HISTORY TODAY BOOK OF THE YEAR The award-winning history of the British Welfare State - now fully revised and updated for the 21st Century. `A masterpiece' Sunday Times
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

Coming Soon

Towards universal social protection Latin American pathways and policy tools by United Nations: Department of Economic and Social Affairs Towards universal social protection Latin American pathways and policy tools

This book reflects on the public policies, programmes and regulatory frameworks that are taking a rights-based approach to expanding social protection coverage and benefits in Latin America, with a view to achieving universal coverage. Its discussion of the policy tools...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/04/2018

Understanding social security Issues for policy and practice by Jane Millar Understanding social security Issues for policy and practice

The political and economic landscape of UK social security provision has changed significantly since the 2008 financial crisis. This fully revised, restructured and updated 3rd edition of a go-to text book covers all the key policy changes and their implications...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/04/2018

Understanding the Mixed Economy of Welfare by Martin (Philips Research Laboratories the Netherlands) Powell Understanding the Mixed Economy of Welfare

The past decade has seen many changes in UK policy related to the mixed economy of welfare (MEW) and the social division of welfare (SDW), including moves toward greater provider pluralism associated with the any qualified provider concept, greater organizational...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2018

Creating Target Publics for Welfare Policies A Comparative and Multi-level Approach by Lorenzo Barrault-Stella Creating Target Publics for Welfare Policies A Comparative and Multi-level Approach

A comparative and multi-level approach
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/06/2018

Social policy first hand An international introduction to participatory social welfare by Peter Beresford Social policy first hand An international introduction to participatory social welfare

Social Policy First Hand is the first comprehensive international social policy text from a participatory perspective and presents a new service user-led social policy that addresses the current challenges in welfare provision. A companion volume to Peter Beresford's bestselling All...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2018

Other books in this genre

Broken benefits What's gone wrong with welfare reform by Sam Royston Broken benefits What's gone wrong with welfare reform

In Broken Benefits, Sam Royston argues that social security isn't working, and without a change in direction, it will be even less fair in the future. He provides an introductory guide to social security, correcting misunderstandings and presents practical ideas...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/10/2017

Social Rights in Russia From Imperfect Past to Uncertain Future by Eleanor (The University of Manchester, UK) Bindman Social Rights in Russia From Imperfect Past to Uncertain Future
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Russia's human rights record, especially violations of the right to life, liberty and freedom of expression, has been the subject of much international concern. Social, or welfare, rights, on the other hand, including the right to housing, health and access...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

New Contractualism in European Welfare State Policies by Rune Ervik, Nanna Kildal New Contractualism in European Welfare State Policies
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The 'Golden Age' of the welfare state in Europe was characterised by a strengthening of social rights as citizens became increasingly protected through the collective provision of income security and social services. The oil crisis, inflation and high unemployment of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/10/2017

The Failed Welfare Revolution America's Struggle over Guaranteed Income Policy by Brian Steensland The Failed Welfare Revolution America's Struggle over Guaranteed Income Policy

Today the United States has one of the highest poverty rates among the world's rich industrial democracies. The Failed Welfare Revolution shows us that things might have turned out differently. During the 1960s and 1970s, policymakers in three presidential administrations...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2017

After Austerity Welfare State Transformation in Europe after the Great Recession by Peter (Research Professor of Social Policy, University of Kent) Taylor-Gooby After Austerity Welfare State Transformation in Europe after the Great Recession
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This book examines European welfare states, how and why they are changing, and how they are likely to develop.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

After Austerity Welfare State Transformation in Europe after the Great Recession by Peter (Research Professor of Social Policy, University of Kent) Taylor-Gooby After Austerity Welfare State Transformation in Europe after the Great Recession
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This book examines European welfare states, how and why they are changing, and how they are likely to develop.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Frontline Delivery of Welfare-to-Work Policies in Europe Activating the Unemployed by Rik van Berkel Frontline Delivery of Welfare-to-Work Policies in Europe Activating the Unemployed

Welfare-to-work or activation policies refer to programmes aimed at promoting the employability, labour-market and social participation of benefit recipients of working age. Frontline workers delivering these policies are conceived of as policy implementers, as policy makers, and as actors mediating...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/06/2017

Understanding the cost of welfare by Howard Glennerster Understanding the cost of welfare

A substantial, authoritative, third edition of this important textbook about the impact of economic priorities and pressures on social policies at a time when neo-liberal arguments for reducing the burden of welfare are more dominant than ever before.
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017

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