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  • 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...

  • The Charmed Circle of Ideologyby Geoff Boucher 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...

  • Why Welfare States Persistby Clem Brooks; Jeff Manza

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    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 And why, in the face of globalization and fiscal pressures, has the welfare state not been replaced by another model?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 Jeff... more...

  • The Politics and Economics of the Transition Periodby Nikolai Bukharin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    For many years a neglected figure, Nikolai Bukharin has recently been the subject of renewed interest in the West. Now regarded as a leading Marxist theorist, 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...

  • Borderline Welfareby Andrew Cooper; Julian Lousada

    Karnac Books 2005; US$ 25.95

    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...

  • European Welfare Statesby Mel Cousins

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 48.00

    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 and... more...

  • Progressive Politics after the Crashby Olaf Cramme; Patrick Diamond; Michael McTernan

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    Those who hoped the collapse of financial markets would usher in the end of neoliberalism and rehabilitate support for traditional social democratic policies programmes have been disappointed. It is not only the irrationality of markets which is the focus of public discontent, but the inefficiency of states and the inability of elected governments... more...

  • The Diversity of Democracyby C. Crouch; W. Streeck

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2006; US$ 40.00

    Focusing on the classical literature on neo-corporatism, this book illustrates the enormous influence of the 'neo-corporatist debate' on modern political science, political sociology, and political economy. It is aimed at academics, students and researchers with an interest in political science, democratic theory and European integration. more...

  • The Real Worlds of Welfare Capitalismby Robert E. Goodin; Bruce Headey; Ruud Muffels; Henk-Jan Dirven

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 46.00 US$ 37.72

    This book traces how individuals fare over time in each of the three principal types of welfare state. more...

  • After Liberalismby Paul Edward Gottfried

    Princeton University Press 2001; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    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...