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Development and Crisis of the Welfare State : Parties and Policies in Global Markets - Evelyne Huber

Development and Crisis of the Welfare State

Parties and Policies in Global Markets

Paperback Published: 1st January 2001
ISBN: 9780226356471
Number Of Pages: 426

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Evelyne Huber and John D. Stephens offer the most systematic examination to date of the origins, character, effects, and prospects of generous welfare states in advanced industrial democracies in the post-World War II era. They demonstrate that prolonged government by different parties results in markedly different welfare states, with strong differences in levels of poverty and inequality. Combining quantitative studies with historical qualitative research, the authors look closely at nine countries that achieved high degrees of social protection through different types of welfare regimes: social democratic states, Christian democratic states, and "wage earner" states. In their analysis, the authors emphasize the distribution of influence between political parties and labor movements, and also focus on the underestimated importance of gender as a basis for mobilization.

Building on their previous research, Huber and Stephens show how high wages and generous welfare states are still possible in an age of globalization and trade competition.

List of Tables
Preface
Introduction
Outline of the Argument
Methodological Contributions
Theoretical Contributions
Theoretical Framework and Methodological Approach
Theoretical Framework
Methodological Approach
The Development of Welfare States: Quantitative Evidence
Hypotheses
Operationalizations
Analytic Techniques
Results
Conclusion
Welfare State and Production Regimes
Welfare State and Production Regimes
The Performance of Regimes
Conclusion
The Development of Welfare States and Production Regimes in the Golden Age: A Comparative Historical Analysis
Paths to the Nordic Welfare State
The Christian Democratic Welfare States of Northern Europe
The Antipodean Wage Earner Welfare States
Comparative Analysis
Welfare State Retrenchment: Quantitative Evidence
Data and Methods
Results
Conclusion
The Politics of Welfare States after the Golden Age: A Comparative Historical Analysis
Changes in the International Economy and Domestic Social Structures and Their Effects
The Nordic Social Democratic Welfare States
The Northern Continental Christian Democratic Welfare States
The Antipodes
The Impact of Retrenchment
Conclusion
Conclusion
Summary of Arguments
Speculation and Prescription
Contributions to Theories of the Welfare State
Contributions to Theories of the State
Appendix
Notes
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780226356471
ISBN-10: 0226356477
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 426
Published: 1st January 2001
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 2

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