Despite pressures to eliminate government deicits, governments have adopted a variety of strategies and drastic demolition of welfare states is still not on the horizon. Since we are in the middle of an historical process that is still unfold- ing, the outcomes are unknown. In the interim, however, sociologists looking for a provocative and well-written update on the best scholarship in the ield will ind it here.
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Comparative Welfare State Politics: Development, Opportunities, and Reform by Kees van Kersbergen
Barbara Vis. Welfare state reform occurs in all advanced capitalist democracies, but it does not occur in identical ways, to the same degree or with similar consequences. In Comparative Welfare State Politics, Kees van Kersbergen and Barbara Vis explain the political opportunities and constraints of welfare state reform by asking 'big' questions. Why did we need a welfare state in the Welfare state reform occurs in all advanced capitalist democracies, but it does not occur in identical ways, to the same degree or with similar consequences.
Why did we need a welfare state in the first place?
Comparative welfare state politics: Development, opportunities, and reform
How did we get it? Why did we get different worlds of welfare and do we still have them? What does the welfare state actually do?
Why do we need to reform the welfare state? Why is reform so difficult, but why does it nevertheless happen? Can and will the welfare state survive the Great Recession?
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