Politics of Post-Industrial Welfare States by Klaus Armingeon
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Politics of Post-Industrial Welfare States
By Klaus Armingeon

The Politics of Post-Industrial Welfare States

Adapting Post-war Social Policies to New Social Risks

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Politics of Post-Industrial Welfare States by Klaus Armingeon

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This new study assesses the welfare state to ask key questions and draw new conclusions about its place in modern society. It shows how the welfare states that we have inherited from the early post-war years had one main objective: to protect the income of the male breadwinner. Today, however, massive social change, in particular the shift from industrial to post-industrial societies and economies, have resulted in new demands being put on welfare states. These demands originate from situations that are typical of the new family and labour market structures that have become widespread in western countries since the 1970s and 1980s, characterised by the clear prevalence of service employment and by the massive entry of women in the labour market. Against this background, this book: * presents a precise and clear definition of 'new social risks'. A concept being increasingly used in welfare state literature. * focuses on the groups that are mostly exposed to new social risks (women, the young, the low-skilled) in order to study their political behaviour. * assesses policymaking processes that can lead to successful adaptation. It covers key areas such as child care, care for elderly people, adapting pensions to atypical career patterns, active labour market policies, and policy making at the EU level. This book will be of great interest for all students and scholars of politics, sociology and the welfare state in particular.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415380720
ISBN-10: 0415380723
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Politics of Post-industrial Welfare States by Klaus Armingeon Politics of Post-industrial Welfare States, Paperback (October 2007)

Assesses the welfare state to ask questions and draw conclusions about its place in modern society. This book shows how the welfare states that we have inherited from the early post-war years had one main objective: to protect the income of the male breadwinner. It is suitable for students and scholars of politics, sociology and the welfare state.

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