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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 135.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 170.00
Why have some countries have been more successful in welfare state reform than others? This book examines the experiences of various countries in reforming their welfare states through renegotiations between the state and peak associations of employers and employees. This corporatist concertation has been blamed for bringing about all the ills of... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
In this landmark work, the culmination of 30 years of systematic, comprehensive comparison of 19 rich democracies, Wilensky answers two basic questions: (1) What is distinctly modern about modern societies--in what ways are they becoming alike? (2) How do variations in types of political economy shape system performance? He specifies similarities and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95
This book develops a creative theoretical framework for understanding the welfare state: the theory of the state and the idea of welfare connected to autonomy. Written by a well-known expert of political economy and welfare, it explores the nature of welfare and connects welfare not to basic needs, but to what Levine refers to as the capacity to... more...
- SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 58.00
Illustrated throughout with student-friendly features such as case-studies, chapter summaries, questions for discussion and guides for further reading European Welfare States provides: - an overview of the development of welfare states in Europe; - a discussion of key issues including welfare state theories, the role of globalization, gender... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 20.00
The world’s richer democracies all provide such public benefits as pensions and health care, but why are some far more generous than others? And why, in the face of globalization and fiscal pressures, has the welfare state not been replaced by another model? Reconsidering the myriad issues raised by such pressing questions, Clem Brooks and... more...
- re.press 2009; US$ 25.00
Set against the collapse of social theory into a theory of ideological discourse, Geoff Boucher sets to work a rigorous mapping of the contemporary field, targeting the relativist implications of this new form of philosophical idealism. Offering a detailed and immanent critique, Boucher concentrates his critical attention on the ?postmarxism? of Laclau... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 38.48
Das vorliegende Buch ist das Endprodukt einer Forschungsarbeit zum Phänomen der YU-Nostalgie in Slowenien. Der Leitfrage folgend "Was wird erinnert und warum wird gerade dies erinnert?" geht Josefina Bajer vom kulturwissenschaftlichen Forschungsstand zum Thema Nostalgie aus. Sie untersucht das Phänomen der YU-Nostalgie im nördlichsten Land des ehemaligen... more...