Beyond the Welfare State?
The New Political Economy of Welfare 3rd Revised edition
By (author) Christopher Pierson
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Beyond the Welfare State? by Christopher Pierson
Book DescriptionOver the past decade, Beyond the Welfare State? has become established as the key text on the emergence and development of welfare states. It offers a comprehensive and remarkably well-informed introduction to the ever more intense debates that surround the history and, still more importantly, the future of welfare in advanced industrialised states. Comprehensively revised and re-written, this third edition of the book embraces all of the most important theoretical and empirical developments in welfare state studies of recent years. Working within an explicitly comparative framework, the book draws on a wealth of international evidence to survey what are now the most pressing issues surrounding the future of welfare: among them, globalisation, demographic change, declining fertility, postindustrialism and immigration. It draws extensively on the explosion of work on welfare states that has emerged within the North American political science community over the past ten years as well as giving detailed attention to developments with the UK, continental and northern Europe and beyond. Beyond the Welfare State? remains the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the complex of issues that surround welfare reform. It is required reading for anyone who wants to come to terms with what is really at stake in arguments about the future of welfare.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745635200
(232mm x 159mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 14-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Christopher Pierson
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This volume traces the development of ideas about property in the Western world from the early eighteenth century, through the Enlightenment and the experience of the French Revolution to the critical stance of socialists and anarchists in the nineteenth century.
Welfare State Reader, Paperback (November 2013)
The Welfare State Reader has established itself as a vital source of outstanding original research since its original appearance in 2000.
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* Third edition of an established key text on the welfare state. * Offers comprehensive and remarkably well-informed introduction to classic and contemporary debates, as well as the future of welfare. * Draws on an international range of examples and literature, including US, continental and northern Europe.
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Author Biography - Christopher Pierson
C. Pierson, Professor of Politics, University of Nottingham
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