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The Welfare State East and West - Richard Rose

The Welfare State East and West

By: Richard Rose (Editor), Rei Shiratori (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 18th December 1986
ISBN: 9780195039566
Number Of Pages: 214

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A unique, comparative examination of the different ways in which modern democratic societies provide welfare today, these essays focus on the welfare strategies and experiences of the U.S., Japan, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Germany, and Israel. While the objectives of welfare are common to each society, each has its own ideas about the best way for the state, the market, and the household to contribute to the welfare mix. With the economies of many countries under pressure, the question of the proper balance between domestic welfare spending and defense spending is often at the center of the debate. The essays on Japan provide new and useful insights into how a state--not normally considered a "welfare state"--manages to provide a wide array of successful welfare services.

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"Provides an important and distinctive contribution to our understanding of the modern welfare state....For those searching for concepts of the welfare state and for broad comparative sketches of alternative routes in welfare state development, this volume will be very illuminating."--American Political Science Review "Recommended reading...The attempt to evaluate welfare from a broad perspective, comparing conditions in the six welfare states and regions in terms of welfare mixes is totally new."--Japan Quarterly "The book is excellent....Each chapter is authored by experts on the welfare systems of their respective countries."--Stuart S. Nagel, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign "A sensitive and sincerely constructive volume that contributes to the dialogue on the future of the welfare state."--Social Science Quarterly "A provocative and unique set of comparisons."--T.J. Pempel, Cornell University "Provides an important and distinctive contribution to our understanding of the modern welfare state....For those searching for concepts of the welfare state and for broad comparative sketches of alternative routes in welfare state development, this volume will be very illuminating."--American Political Science Review "Recommended reading...The attempt to evaluate welfare from a broad perspective, comparing conditions in the six welfare states and regions in terms of welfare mixes is totally new."--Japan Quarterly "The book is excellent....Each chapter is authored by experts on the welfare systems of their respective countries."--Stuart S. Nagel, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign "A sensitive and sincerely constructive volume that contributes to the dialogue on the future of the welfare state."--Social Science Quarterly "A provocative and unique set of comparisons."--T.J. Pempel, Cornell University "Offers an introduction to national and international welfare issues for the general reader; provides new data and insightful analyses for welfare specialists; and raises fundamental issues that deserve the attention of citizens of modern society."--Journal of Asian Studies "Essential for specialists and libraries and will be of interest to a wider public policy audience."--Public Administration "This cross-national collaboration will stimulate much thought, debate, and research about the consequences and causes of differing household-state-market mixes in the social policies of modern societies."--Alfred J. Kahn, Columbia University "Anyone who has made up his mind to be for or against the modern welfare state should read this thoughtful and informative book; he might change his opinion."--Wassily Leontief, New York University "Scholarly and strong."--Newsweek

Introduction: Welfare in Society: Three Worlds or One?p. 3
Common Goals but Different Roles: The State's Contribution to the Welfare Mixp. 13
Welfare and "Welfare" in Americap. 40
The Development of the Welfare Mix in Japanp. 64
The Dynamics of the Welfare Mix in Britainp. 80
The Civic Conception of the Welfare State in Scandinaviap. 107
Development, Structure, and Prospects of the German Social Statep. 126
The Israeli Welfare System--A Nation with a Differencep. 156
Overcommitment in Pensions: The Japanese Experiencep. 173
The Future of the Welfare Statep. 193
Data about Major Industrial Nationsp. 207
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9780195039566
ISBN-10: 0195039564
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 18th December 1986
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 16.2  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.51

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