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Towards a Post-Fordist Welfare State?

ISBN 9780415099677
Published November 17, 1994 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

There is no doubt that significant socio-economic changes have occurred over the last twenty years in the UK and other advanced capitalist societies. Consequently, Fordism, a bureaucratic, hierarchical model of industrial development has matured into Post-Fordism, with its greater emphasis on the individual, freedom of choice and flexibility, generating fresh debate and analysis. Towards a Post-Fordist Welfare State represents leading authors from a number of disciplines - social policy, sociology, politics and geography - who have played a key role in promoting and criticising Post-Fordist theorising and presents a thorough examination of the implications of applying Post-Fordism to contemporary restructuring of the British welfare state.
The work will appeal to a wide-ranging readership providing the first social policy text on Post-Fordism. It will be key reading for undergraduates, postgraduates and lecturers in social policy and administration, sociology, politics and public sector economics

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Towards a Post-Fordist Welfare State?, Brian Loader, Roger Burrows; Part 1 Post-Fordist Analyses of Welfare; Chapter 2 The Transition to Post-Fordism and the Schumpeterian Workfare State, Bob Jessop; Chapter 3 The Politics of the Modernisation of the UK Welfare State, Paul Hoggett; Chapter 4 Social Relations, Welfare and the Post-Fordism Debate, Fiona Williams; Chapter 5 Prisoners of the Beveridge Dream?, Paul Bagguley; Chapter 6 Continuity and Discontinuity in the Emergence of the ‘Post-Fordist’ Welfare State, Christopher Pierson; Part 2 Post-Fordism and the Local Welfare State; Chapter 7 Restructuring the Local Welfare State, Allan Cochrane; Chapter 8 Planning for and Against the Divided City, David Byrne; Chapter 9 Public Services and Local Economic Regeneration in a Post-Fordist Economy, Mike Geddes; Part 3 Flexibility, Consumption and the Future of Welfare; Chapter 10 Flexibility in Higher Education, Michael Rustin; Chapter 11 Labour Flexibility and the Changing Welfare State, Steven Pinch; Chapter 12 Consumers, Consumption and Post-Fordism, Alan Warde;

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Roger Burrows is a sociologist working in the School of Human Studies at the University of Teesside, where Brian Loader is a Senior Lecturer in Policy Studies.


`... a valuable text for students seeking to understand contemporary social policy and practice in welfare agencies.' - Work, Employment & Society