This three-volume compendium reproduces all the key texts on the welfare state - its rise and fall, its varying rationales and instrumentalities, its different forms in different periods and different places. Political history and social theory are interspersed with sociology and economics, and neo-liberal analyses sit alongside socialist and feminist ones. Anglo-American experiences are contrasted not only with German and Scandinavian but also with Japanese and Taiwanese, Italian and Hungarian, Austrian and South Asian, thus highlighting the many distinct styles of welfare states and the distinctive social, economic, political and cultural forces driving them.
Volume I: Foundations of the welfare state - an overview, Robert E. Goodin, Deborah Mitchell. Part 1 Rise and fall: citizenship and social class, T.H. Marshall; gender and the social rights of citizenship - the comparative analysis of gender relations and welfare states, Ann Shola Orloff; towards a new equilibrium of citizens' rights and economic resources? Claus Offe; welfare reform - a history lesson, Linda Gordon. Part 2 Instrumentalities: Program characteristics, US social security administration; the social division of welfare - some reflections on the search for equity, Richard M. Titmuss; public assistance and social insurance - a normative evaluation, Jacobus ten Broek, Richard B. Wilson; stabilising expectations - the role of earnings-related benefits in social welfare policy, Robert E. Goodin; targeting welfare, Deborah Mitchell; targeting within universalism - politically viable policies to combat poverty in the United States, Theda Skocpol; on limiting the domain of inequality, James Tobin; in cash or in kind, Alva Myrdal; workers' mutualism - an interlude on self-management, Abram de Swaan; problems for the mixed economy of welfare, Norman Johnson; who cares for the family? Hilary Land; overview - averting the old age crisis, World Bank; quasi-markets and social policy, Julian Le Grand; do-it-yourself social policy -searching for a new paradigm? Rudolf Klein, Jane Miller. Volume 2: Foundations of the welfare state - an introduction, Robert E. Goodin, Deborah Mitchell. Part 1 The growth of an idea - the British welfare state: English poor law of 1601 (1770); a modest proposal for preventing the children of poor people in Ireland, from being a burden to their parents or country; and for making them beneficial to the public , Jonathan Swift; memoir on pauperism, Alexis de Tocqueville; enumeration and classification of paupers, and state pensions for the aged, Charles Booth; summary and conclusion, B. Seebohm Rowntree; Old-Age Pensioners Bill. Order for second reading read, David Lloyd George; speech on National Insurance Bill, Winston Churchill. (Part contents).
Series: Elgar Mini Series
Number Of Pages: 1688
Published: January 2000
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78
Weight (kg): 3.33