Welfare State Transformations

Comparative Perspectives

by Seeleib-Kaiser, Martin, Dr

This edited volume provides fresh empirical evidence of far reaching welfare state transformations in Europe and Japan that have changed the boundaries of the 'public' and 'private domains within the mixed economies of welfare. By investigating the various modes of policy intervention, such as financing and the provision and regulation of social policy, it provides a nuanced account of reforms in the past decade. the book includes contributions from leading anthropologists, political scientists, sociologists and social policy analysts.

  • Palgrave Macmillan; August 2008
  • ISBN: 9780230227392
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  • Title: Welfare State Transformations
  • Author: Seeleib-Kaiser, Martin, Dr (ed.)
  • Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan

In The Press

'a good starting point for researchers who want to embark upon research in welfare state change over the past decades' - Journal of European Social Policy
'an outstanding contribution to the literature on welfare state reforms' - Medical Sociology Online
'the book provides an interesting account of the relationship between public and private financing, provision and regulation of welfare. Its comparative nature gives the reader a quick but broad insight into different forms of welfare mixes and policy enactments. Especially, its European focus and contrast with Japan and other countries distinguishes it from other books in this area.' - European Societies

About The Author

Martin Seeleib-Kaiser is Reader in Comparative Social Policy and Politics, University of Oxford, UK