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  • The Communist Centuryby Chris Kostov

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 2.99

    From the very origins of the communism, in the radicalised European working class movements of the late 19th Century, a vast an complex ideological movement that would eventually dominate much of humanity a century later emerged. The 20th Century was communism's century, a belief system that promised utopia managed instead to spread terrific suffering... more...

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

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    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 differences... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Welfare Stateby Bent Greve

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 99.99

    This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Welfare State covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 hundred cross-referenced entries that focus on the definitions and concepts that are the most relevant, long lasting, and important concepts.... more...

  • Is the Welfare State Justified?by Daniel Shapiro

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

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

  • Kritik und Leidenschaftby Henrique Ricardo Otten; Manfred Sicking

    transcript 2014; US$ 29.19

    Wer sich gegenwärtig politischen Ideen in kritischer Absicht stellt, ist mit diversen Problemen konfrontiert, von denen dieser Band einige fokussiert. Ein Teil der Beiträge analysiert die populistische Berufung auf das »Volk« und die »kleinen Leute«, während andere Texte rechtsextremistische Strömungen in den Mittelpunkt der Betrachtung stellen - untersucht... 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...

  • 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...

  • Politics, Regulation and the Modern Welfare Stateby Professor Jacob Torfing

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 186.00

    This book presents an alternative theoretical approach to the study of the transformation of the modern welfare state. It draws upon the undogmatic Marxism of Gramsci in order to deconstruct the Marxist tradition and develop a general theory of capitalist regulation which emphasizes the primacy of the political. In so doing, it seeks to integrate French... 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...

  • Radical Welfare State Retrenchmentby Peter Starke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 120.00

    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...