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  • 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...

  • 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 Liberalism: Mass Democracy in the Managerial Stateby Paul Edward Gottfried

    Princeton University Press 2001; US$ 29.95

    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$ 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...

  • Borderline Welfareby Andrew Cooper; Julian Lousada

    Karnac Books 2005; US$ 27.95

    Which 'forms of feeling' are facilitated and which discouraged within the cultures and structures of modern state welfare? This book illuminates the social and psychic dynamics of these new public cultures of welfare, locating them in relation to our understanding of borderline states of mind in individuals, organizations and society. Drawing upon... 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...

  • The Chinese Corporatist Stateby Jennifer Y.J. Hsu; Reza Hasmath

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    The modern Chinese state has traditionally affected every major aspect of domestic society. With the growing liberalization of the economy, coupled with increasingly complex social issues, there is a belief that the state is retreating from an array of social problems from health to the environment. Yet, a survey of China?s contemporary political... more...

  • Recht des aktivierenden Wohlfahrtsstaatesby Eberhard Eichenhofer

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013; US$ 41.61

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  • 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...

  • Social Engineering and Nonverbal Behavior Setby Christopher Hadnagy

    Wiley 2014; US$ 55.00

    Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking From elicitation, pretexting, influence and manipulation all aspects of social engineering are picked apart, discussed and explained by using real world examples, personal experience and the science behind them to unraveled the mystery in social engineering. Examines social engineering, the science... more...