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The Survival of the European Welfare State

1st Edition

Edited by Stein Kuhnle


268 pages

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pub: 2000-04-13
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'Crisis'. 'Breakdown'. 'Dismantlement.' Since the 1970's, these have become the catchphrases used to describe the condition of the welfare states in Europe, in academic and media analyses alike. This book provides an alternative, more optimistic interpretation. It aims to increase both theoretical understanding and empirical knowledge of recent welfare reforms in areas including Spain, Denmark, the UK, Germany and the EU as a whole. An essential resource for students, researchers and practitioners with an interest in the welfare state.


'This book will be a valuable resource for all students, researchers and practitioners interested in the welfare state.' - European Access [February 2002]

About the Author/Editor

Stein Kuhnle is Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen, Norway. He has written extensively and published in many languages on comparative welfare state development in Scandinavia and Europe.

About the Series

Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

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