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  • Renegotiating the Welfare Stateby Gerhard Lehmbruch; Frans van Waarden

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 180.00

    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...

  • Rich Democraciesby Harold L. Wilensky

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 57.95

    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...

  • Welfare, Right and the Stateby David P. Levine

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • 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...

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 And why, in the face of globalization and fiscal pressures, has the welfare state not been replaced by another model?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

  • Postmodern Welfareby Peter Leonard

    SAGE Publications 1997; US$ 46.00

    Peter Leonard provides an accessible analysis of debates about the crisis of the welfare state under the contemporary conditions of postmodern scepticism and the triumphs of global market capitalism. more...

  • Migration, Citizenship, and the European Welfare Stateby Carl-Ulrik Schierup; Peo Hansen; Stephen Castles

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 54.99

    This is a key new analysis of two major European issues: the impact of immigration and ethnic diversity on the nation state, and the declining capacity of the welfare state to maintain social equity. Detailed case-studies demonstrate the growing significance of the EU's role in formulating policy on migration, integration, discrimination, asylum, and... more...

  • Vertrauen im interkulturellen Kontextby Elias Jammal

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 47.21

    Der Band versammelt die Beiträge einer Tagung zum Thema Interkulturalität des Phänomens Vertrauen am Orient Institut für Interkulturelle Studien (OIS) / Hochschule Heilbronn im Jahre 2006. Vorgestellt werden theoretische, methodische und kulturraumbezogene Ansätze aus dem arabisch-sprachigen Raum, China, Frankreich, Polen, Russland und Tschechien. more...

  • The Moral Neoliberalby Andrea Muehlebach

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 27.50

    Morality is often imagined to be at odds with capitalism and its focus on the bottom line, but in  The Moral Neoliberal  morality is shown as the opposite: an indispensible tool for capitalist transformation. Set within the shifting landscape of neoliberal welfare reform in the Lombardy region of Italy, Andrea Muehlebach tracks the phenomenal... more...