Routledge Studies in the Political Economy of the Welfare State

Series Editors:
  • Maurizio Ferrera
    POLEIS, Universita Commerciale L. Bocconi, Milan, Italy
  • Martin Rhodes
    European University Institute, Florence, Italy and University of Denver, USA

This series presents leading edge research on the recasting of European welfare states. The series is interdisciplinary, featuring contributions from experts in economics, political science and social policy. The books provide a comparative analysis of topical issues, including:

  • reforms of the major social programmes - pensions, health, social security
  • the changing political cleavages in welfare politics
  • policy convergence and social policy innovation
  • the impact of globalization.