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.
Part I: Key Concepts
Jos Beghman, Annelies Debels and Ine Van Hoyweghen
Mara A. Yerkes and Bram Peper
Part II: Typologies and Methods
Kees van Kerbergen
Olli Kangas and Jon Kvist
Steven Saxonberg and Tomáš Sirovátka
Robert Henry Cox
Sony Pelissery and T.V.S. Sasidhar
Rana Jawad and John Gal
Clare Bambra, Nadine Reibling and Courtney McNamara
Virginie Guiraudon and Claude Martin
Kevin Farnsworth and Zoë Irving
Part III: Central Policy Areas
Madelene Nordlund and Bent Greve
Gregg M. Olsen
Gregg M. Olsen and Lars Benjaminsen
Nathalie Morel and Joakim Palme
Caroline de la Porte
Grete Brochmann and Jon Erik Dølvik
Part IV: Future