Development and Crisis of the Welfare State
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Development and Crisis of the Welfare State by Evelyne Huber
Book DescriptionThis text offers a systematic examination of the origins, character, effects and prospects of generous welfare states in advanced industrial democracies in the post-World War II era. The authors demonstrate that prolonged government by different parties results in different welfare states, with strong differences in levels of poverty and inequality. Combining quantitative studies with historical qualitative research, the authors look closely at nine countries that achieved high degrees of social protection through different types of welfare regimes: social democratic states, Christian democratic states, and "wage earner" states.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226356471
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Evelyne Huber
Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State, Hardback (June 2015)
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Author Biography - Evelyne Huber
Evelyne Huber is the Morehead Alumni Distinguished Professor of Political Science and John D. Stephens is the Gerhard E. Lenski, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Their book "Capitalist Development and Democracy," coauthored with Dietrich Rueschemeyer, won the American Sociology Association's Political Sociology Section Outstanding Book Award.
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