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Description - The New Politics of Welfare by Bill Jordan

This text provides a critical introduction to the debates and politics surrounding welfare reform in the UK, Europe and the US. It explains the origins and main tenets of the Blair-Clinton orthodoxy; compares policy in Western Europe with the dilemmas facing the governments of Central and Eastern Europe; assesses the broader prospects of European social policy in the struggle over economic and political integration; and places the reform process in the context of the post-war states' development. The author demonstrates how values derived from the family and voluntary associations are in danger of running counter to the more fundamental principles of liberal democracy and the requirements of transnational economic exchange.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761960225
ISBN-10: 0761960228
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 24-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bill Jordan

Bill Jordan is Reader in Social Studies at Exeter University and Professor in Social Policy at Huddersfield University. He has written extensively in politics and social policy, including most recently A Theory of Poverty and Social Exclusion (1996).

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