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Making a European Welfare State? : Convergences and Conflicts Over European Social Policy - Peter Taylor-Gooby

Making a European Welfare State?

Convergences and Conflicts Over European Social Policy

By: Peter Taylor-Gooby (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th July 2004
ISBN: 9781405121163
Number Of Pages: 172

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This volume provides an up-to-date account of developments in Europe across a range of policy fields, from labour markets to disability and poverty to health care.


  • An up-to-date account of a rapidly changing field.

  • Covers developments across a range of policy fields, from labour markets to disability and poverty to health care.

  • Situates debates about welfare convergence and divergence in a theoretical context.

  • Draws on sociological, social policy, political science and economic theoretical perspectives.

  • Written by acknowledged experts in the field.

  • Uses case studies of particular policy areas and regional developments.

  • Includes work on Southern and Eastern Europe, as well as on France and Germany.

"Provides an up-to-date account of developments in Europe across a range of policy areas, from labour markets to disability, and pverty to healthcare." International Social Security Review, Vol 58/2-3

1. Introduction: Open markets versus Welfare Citizenship ? Conflicting Approaches to Policy Convergence in Europe: Peter Taylor-Gooby (University of Kent).

2. Pressures on State Welfare in Post-industrial Societies: Is More or Less Better?: Mads Meier Jaeger (Danish National Institute Of Social Research, Copenhagen) and Jon Kvist (Danish National Institute Of Social Research, Copenhagen).

3. When Is A Change Big Enough To Be A System Shift? Small System?Shifting Changes in German and Finnish Pension Policies: Karl Hinrichs (University of Bremen) and Olli Kangas.

4. Organisational Restructuring in European Health Systems: The Role of Primary Care: Ana Rico (European Observatory on Health Care Systems, Madrid), Richard B. Saltman and Wienke B.W. Boerma.

5. The Uncertain Convergence of Disability Policies in Western Europe: Bjorn Hvinden (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).

6. Adaptation to Labour Market Change in France and the UK: Convergent or Parallel Tracks?: Anne Daguerre (University of Kent) and Peter Taylor-Gooby (University of Kent).

7. Mending Nets in the South: Anti-Poverty Policies in Greece, Italy, Portugal And Spain: Manos Matsaganis (University of Crete), Maurizio Ferrera (University of Pavia), Luis Capucha (Higher Institute for Business and Labour Studies, Lisbon) and Luis Moreno (National Research Council, Madrid).

8. The Trajectory of Welfare State Development: The Cases of Post-Communist Bulgaria and Romania: Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos (University of Athens), Ileana Neamtu and Maya Stoyanova.

9. Convergence in the Social Welfare Systems in Europe: From Goal to Reality: Denis Bouget (Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Ange Guepin Nantes).

ISBN: 9781405121163
ISBN-10: 1405121165
Series: Broadening Perspectives in Social Policy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 16th July 2004
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 228.24 x 156.58  x 10.13
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1