One of the most contested issues of the 20th century is that of welfare - how it should be available, to whom, on what terms and by what means. The debate on welfare has taken place across the developed world, and has spread to developing nations: it encompasses a wide range of ideological positions and consumes a large proportion of the resources of states that provide it. This collection explores the ramifications of welfare and the state over the course of the 20th century, drawing material from a range of disciplines and with a geographical coverage across all the major developed countries.
Volume One: Welfare States and Societies in the Making
Volume Two: The Zenith of Western Welfare State Systems
Volume Three: Crisis of the Welfare States
Volume Four: Welfare Futures
Critical Concepts in Political Science is a well-established series in Routledge’s Major Works publishing programme.
The series spans a broad range of titles with a number of collections covering key areas of this popular subject. Each of the Major Works collection within the series are edited by a leading scholar (or scholars). One of our most popular series, the next year is set to see a growing number of titles added, including Islamic Political and Social Movements.