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  • The Politics and Economics of the Transition Periodby Nikolai Bukharin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 280.00

    Now regarded as a leading Marxist theorist, Nikolai Bukharin's work has wide appeal to those interested in Soviet history and Marxist economics as well as to those concerned with theories of development and socialist economies. more...

  • Ressourcen im Sozialstaat und in der Sozialen Arbeitby Alban Knecht; Franz-Christian Schubert

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2012; US$ 37.02

    Mit dem Ressourcenbegriff werden heute neue Sichtweisen und methodische Ansätze in Sozialpolitik, Sozialarbeit, Pädagogik und Psychologie verbunden, ins Zentrum rücken die Fähigkeiten und Möglichkeiten des Klienten. Der Band vermittelt ein mehrdimensionales Konzept von Ressourcen, das die Betrachtung von Einkommen, Bildung, sozialen Netzwerken, Gesundheit... more...

  • Von der Idee zur Institution: Eine soziologische Analyse des Grundeinkommens als Grundrechtby Jan Heider

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 27.76

    Was steht mit dem bedingungslosen Grundeinkommen wirklich zur Debatte: Eine neue Form der Armutsbekämpfung? Die Anerkennung von Familien- und Sorgearbeit? Oder lediglich ein Recht auf Müßiggang? Tatsächlich wird mit dem Grundeinkommen nichts weniger als ein neues Grundrecht diskutiert, mit dem eine neue Dimension individueller Autonomie einherginge.... more...

  • The OECD and European Welfare Statesby Klaus Armingeon; Michelle Beyeler

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00

    The OECD includes the richest nations in the world. It issues recommendations on economic and social policies. Is its counsel on welfare state policies coherent? And is it followed by member states in Western Europe? These are the guiding questions of this book, which is a first to deal with such issues. more...

  • Is the Welfare State Justified?by Daniel Shapiro

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 27.00

    Argues that contemporary political philosophy should converge in a rejection of central welfare state institutions. more...

  • Political Failure by Agreementby G. Wegner

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00

    Reconsiders economic liberalism from the viewpoint of political liberalism. This book argues that advocates of economic liberalism overlook empirical political preferences. It attempts to reinforce the claim that liberal economic policies are conducive to prosperity in society. It is intended for students of global governance and political theory. more...

  • Development and Crisis of the Welfare Stateby Evelyne Huber; John D. Stephens

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 22.50

    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... more...

  • Politics of Risk-takingby Barbara Vis

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 49.95

    Based on insights from prospect theory, a psychological theory of choice under risk, Vis demonstrates ably that the context in which governments find themselves (losses or gains) affects their attitude towards risk and thereby the degree and type of refor more...

  • After Liberalismby Paul Edward Gottfried

    Princeton University Press 2001; US$ 28.95

    In this trenchant challenge to social engineering, Paul Gottfried analyzes a patricide: the slaying of nineteenth-century liberalism by the managerial state. Many people, of course, realize that liberalism no longer connotes distributed powers and bourgeois moral standards, the need to protect civil society from an encroaching state, or the virtues... more...

  • Radical Welfare State Retrenchmentby Peter Starke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00

    This book confronts one of the most fiercely contested issues in current political debates: how is welfare state retrenchment possible in modern democracies despite the welfare state's continuing popular appeal? Starke offers an international comparative analysis of welfare state retrenchment and an in-depth examination of its radical deployments. more...