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The modern welfare state is under threat from a variety of fronts. Changing demographic patterns, declining public trust, interest group demands and growing international competition for capital and labour are presenting modern states with intense pressures. This volume examines these competing pressures and offers a coherent analyses of both institutional resilience and institutional change. Adopting an evolutionary approach, this innovative volume demonstrates both how past practices and policies significantly affect the current options and how social and economic forces impinge upon each of these societies in surprisingly different ways. Cross-national in scope and unified in approach, Restructuring the Welfare State examines core issues facing the contemporary welfare state while at the same time significantly advancing historical institutionalist theory.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312296285
ISBN-10: 0312296282
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 233
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sven Steinmo

BO ROTHSTEIN is the August Rohss Chair in Political Science at the University of Goteborg, Sweden SVEN STEINMO is a Professor in Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder

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