2nd Edition

Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State

ISBN 9781138631649
Published July 2, 2018 by Routledge
550 Pages - 30 B/W Illustrations

USD $245.00

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Book Description

Forty-five contributions from renowned international specialists in the field provide readers with expert analysis of the core issues related to the welfare state, including regional depictions of welfare states around the globe. The second edition of the Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State combines essays on methodologies, core concepts and central policy areas to produce a comprehensive understanding of what ‘the welfare state’ means around the world.

In the aftermath of the credit crunch, the Handbook addresses some of the many questions about the welfare state. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include an in-depth analysis of societal changes in recent years. New articles can be found on topics such as: the impact of ideas, well-being, migration, globalisation, India, welfare typologies, homelessness and long-term care.

This volume will be an invaluable reference book for students and scholars throughout the social sciences, particularly in sociology, social policy, public policy, international relations, politics and gender studies.

Table of Contents

Bent Greve

Part I: Key Concepts

  1. What is Welfare and Public Welfare
  2. Bent Greve

  3. What is a Welfare State?
  4. Johanna Kuhlmann

  5. Fiscal Welfare
  6. Adrian Sinfield

  7. Occupational Welfare
  8. Kevin Farnsworth

  9. Prevention: The Cases of Social Secuity and Healthcare
  10. Jos Beghman, Annelies Debels and Ine Van Hoyweghen

  11. Poverty
  12. Peter Saunders

  13. Benefits in Kind and in Cash
  14. Manos Matsaganis

  15. Gender Issues in Welfare States
  16. Sheila Shaver

  17. Welfare States and the Life Course
  18. Mara A. Yerkes and Bram Peper

  19. Well-being and the Welfare State
  20. Daniel Sage

    Part II: Typologies and Methods

  21. What are Welfare State Typologies and How Are They Useful, If At All?
  22. Kees van Kerbergen

  23. Nordic Welfare States
  24. Olli Kangas and Jon Kvist

  25. Central European Welfare States
  26. Daniel Clegg

  27. Central and Eastern Europe
  28. Steven Saxonberg and Tomáš Sirovátka

  29. Southern Europe
  30. Maria Petmesidou

  31. Liberal Welfare States
  32. Huch Bochel

  33. Third Way
  34. Martin Powell

  35. Welfare States in North America: Social Citizenship in the United States, Canada and Mexico
  36. Robert Henry Cox

  37. Welfare State Changes in China since 1949
  38. Bingqin Li

  39. India as a Post-Colonial Welfare State
  40. Sony Pelissery and T.V.S. Sasidhar

  41. Inequality, Social Spending and the State in Latin America
  42. Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

  43. The Middle East
  44. Rana Jawad and John Gal

  45. States of Health: Welfare Regimes, Health and Healthcare
  46. Clare Bambra, Nadine Reibling and Courtney McNamara

  47. How to Analyze Welfare States and Their Development?
  48. Barbara Vis

  49. How Ideas Impact Social Policy
  50. Daniel Béland

  51. Drivers for Change
  52. Virginie Guiraudon and Claude Martin

  53. Ten Ideal-Typical Worlds of Welfare Regimes and Their Regime Characteristic
  54. Christian Aspalter

  55. Real-Typical and Ideal-Typical Methods in Comparative Social Policy
  56. Christian Aspalter

  57. Fiscal Crisis, Financial Crisis and the Fragile Welfare State
  58. Kevin Farnsworth and Zoë Irving

  59. Globalisation and Welfare States
  60. Patrick Diamond

    Part III: Central Policy Areas

  61. Social Security
  62. Frans Pennings

  63. Labour Market: Focus on Active Labour Market Policies
  64. Madelene Nordlund and Bent Greve

  65. Housing Policy, the Welfare State and Social Inequality
  66. Gregg M. Olsen

  67. Homelessness and Social Policy
  68. Gregg M. Olsen and Lars Benjaminsen

  69. Healthcare
  70. Claus Wendt

  71. Old Age and Pensions
  72. Karl Hinrichs

  73. Disability
  74. Bjørn Hvinden

  75. Family Policies
  76. Chiara Saraceno

  77. Risk and the Management of Crime
  78. David Denney

  79. Financing the Welfare State and the Politics of Taxation
  80. Nathalie Morel and Joakim Palme

  81. EU Social Policy and National Welfare State Reform
  82. Caroline de la Porte

  83. Evaluation, Evidence and Review
  84. Ian Greener

  85. Long-Term Care
  86. Bent Greve

  87. The Welfare State and International Migration: The European Challenge
  88. Grete Brochmann and Jon Erik Dølvik

    Part IV: Future

  89. Future of the Welfare State?

Bent Greve

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Bent Greve is Professor of Welfare State Analysis in the Department of Society and Business at Roskilde University, Denmark. He has published widely on different topics surrounding the welfare state, including technology and the labour market, happiness and social policy, and labour market policy. He is also a member of several boards and committees in Denmark and internationally.