Social Investment and Institutional Change
Empowerment and Control in the Australian Welfare State A Critical Analysis of Australian Social Policy Since 1972
By Marianne Takle, Janikke Solstad Vedeler, Mi Ah Schoyen, Kjetil Klette-Bøhler, Asgeir Falch-Eriksen
June 01, 2023
This book presents a critical account of how citizenship unfolds among socially marginalised groups in democratic welfare states. Legal, political and sociological perspectives are applied to offer an assessment of the extent and depth of citizenship for marginalised groups in countries which are ...
By Asgeir Falch-Eriksen, Marianne Takle, Britt Slagsvold
May 31, 2023
This book explores generation as both a reference to family or kinship structures, and a reference to cohorts or age sets. The principal objective is branching out this two-part concept through studies of tensions and solidarity within and between generations of advanced and robust welfare states....
By Andrea Ciarini
May 12, 2023
This book focuses on the main institutional changes affecting the Social Investment approach as the framework for the European social agenda. The contributions gathered address these issues from different angles, placing two fundamental issues at the centre of the analysis. The first concerns the ...
By Laura Tarkiainen
September 30, 2022
This book discusses and illustrates how deservingness can be approached as a discursively and rhetorically accomplished phenomenon having varied empirical consequences with regard to welfare, poverty, class and care arrangements. Providing a thorough analysis of how deservingness representations ...
By Marija Stambolieva
August 27, 2019
Welfare states are the product of economic, political and social interactions, and undergo changes as these interactions transform. Existing welfare state theories mainly tend to explain the emergence and development of the welfare state in the western, industrialized and capitalist world. While ...
By Katharina Böhm
May 07, 2019
This pathbreaking book investigates welfare state change in the area of health care- a field widely neglected by comparative welfare state research. While some work on health care expenditure exists, health care rights have not been systematically studied since social rights have exclusively ...
By Philip Mendes
October 11, 2018
This book explores the tensions between the competing social rights and social control functions of the modern Australian welfare state. By critically examining the history and rhetoric of the Australian welfare state from 1972 to the present day, and using the author’s long-standing research on ...
By Bent Greve
January 29, 2018
Long-term care is an increasingly important issue in many contemporary welfare states around the globe given ageing populations. This ground-breaking book provides detailed case studies of 11 EU-member states’ welfare regimes within Europe to show how welfare states organize, structures and deliver...
By Christian Aspalter, Kenny Teguh Pribadi, Robin Gauld
June 22, 2017
For the last two decades, major Asian economies have successfully kept their economic growth momentum going. Now, as these economies are entering a new phase of economic growth, more attention is being paid to their respective states of social development, especially the provision and the expansion...