Beyond Welfare State Models

Transnational Historical Perspectives on Social Policy

Author: Pauli Kettunen,Klaus Petersen

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849809607

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Welfare state models have for decades been the gold standard of welfare state research. Beyond Welfare State Models escapes the straightjacket of conventional welfare state models and challenges the existing literature in two ways. Firstly the contributors argue that the standard typologies have omitted important aspects of welfare state development. Secondly, the work develops and underlines the importance of a more fluid transnational conceptualisation. As this book shows, welfare states are not created in national isolation but are heavily influenced by transnational economic, political and cultural interdependencies. The authors illustrate these important points of criticism with their studies on the transnational history of social policy, religion and the welfare state, Nordic cooperation within the fields of social policy and marriage law, and the transnational contexts of national family policies. This fascinating work contributes to the understanding of the current changes of welfare states by discussing the relationship between globalized capitalism and social political regulations and by arguing that transnational transformations importantly take place within and between nation states.

Welfare Capitalism in Taiwan

State, Economy and Social Policy

Author: Y. Ku

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230377874

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

View: 8365


This book explores the development of state welfare in Taiwan, focusing on the interconnection between capitalist development and state welfare from 1895 to 1990, using an integrated Marxist perspective to which the capitalist world system, state structure, ideology, and social structure are considered simultaneously. It argues that neither citizenship nor welfare needs were the concern of Taiwanese social policies. A decline in legitimacy and risen social movements forced the state to expand welfare, namely the National Health Insurance, in the 1980s.

Economic Democracy and Financial Participation

A Comparative Study

Author: Daryl D'Art

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134925441

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 782


The ideas of economic democracy and financial participation are not new. The International Congress on profit-sharing first met in Paris in 1889. However since then, the numerous schemes have met with mixed reactions and various levels of success. In Economic Democracy and Financial Participation, Daryl D'Art has two objectives. Firstly, to examine if, and under what conditions, profit-sharing schemes and employee shareholding can motivate workers and generate cooperative striving. Secondly he identifies the schemes of financial participation which have the potential to realise economic democracy within the individual firm and wider society.

New Perspectives on the Welfare State in Europe

Author: Catherine Jones,Dr Catherine Jones Nfa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113491234X

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 2281


Not since the 1940s has there been such comprehensive scope for uncertainty within and about Europe. New Perspectives on the Welfare State in Europe offers an appraisal of comparative social policy and applies it to current uncertainties concerning European communities and European-North American and East Asian relationships. Including contributions from Deakin, Klein, Leibfried, Mishra and Rose the work should provide essential reading for students, researchers, lecturers and policy makers in social policy, politics and sociology.

Comparing Welfare Capitalism

Social Policy and Political Economy in Europe, Japan and the USA

Author: Bernhard Ebbinghaus,Philip Manow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134521545

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 2256


This book challenges the popular thesis of a downward trend in the viability of welfare states in competitive market economies. With approaches ranging from historical case studies to cross-national analyses, the contributors explore various aspects of the relationships between welfare states, industrial relations, financial government and production systems. Building upon and combining comparative studies of both the varieties of capitalism and the worlds of welfare state regimes, the book considers issues such as: *the role of employers and unions in social policy *the interdependencies between financial markets and pension systems * the current welfare reform process. It sheds new light on the tenuous relationship between social policies and market economies and provides thought-provoking reading for students and scholars of Comparative Politics, Public Policy, the Welfare State and Political Economy.

The Withering of the Welfare State


Author: J. Connelly,J. Hayward

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230349234

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

View: 4714


Since the 1970s the public commitment to social solidarity between citizens through comprehensive provision of welfare has been eroded by the imperatives of international markets. In this volume the problems posed to public intervention are analyzed. The contributors compare and evaluate how different countries have dealt with these challenges.

Industrial Relations to Human Resources and Beyond

The Evolving Process of Employee Relations Management

Author: Bruce E. Kaufman,Richard A. Beaumont,Roy B. Helfgott

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765612052

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 532

View: 7479


Section III. Human Resource Management in the Twenty-First Century -- 12. HR Today and Tomorrow: Organizational Strategy in Global Companies -- 13. Selected HR Issues -- 14. Challenge and Balance -- 15. In Conclusion: Transiting from the Past to the Future -- References -- List of Contributors -- Index

Empire and Beyond

Author: Antonio Negri,Ed Emery

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745640486

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

View: 2847


Today, Empire no longer has an outside: it no longer tolerates realities external to itself. Hence every war cannot but be a civil war, an internal battle, a domestic strife. But if the enemy is always within, militarization is part and parcel of normalization and every war necessarily appears as a policing operation. And yet has the sun really set on the old materialist dream of transforming social conflict into the beginnings of liberation? In the cracks of Empire one can discern an emergent capacity to remould the world. The anti-Empire is represented by the multitude, the collection of impassioned and desiring individuals whose potential for action offers the best hope for a better world. In this book Antonio Negri explains the key concepts and methods which he and Michael Hardt have used to analyse Empire and the new forms of power and counter-power that are shaping and reshaping our world today. Through five introductory lectures and several supporting texts Negri constructs a democratic discourse on globalization, renews the premises of a materialist analysis of social and political life and offers some glimpses of the future.

Inequality Beyond Globalization

Economic Changes, Social Transformations, and the Dynamics of Inequality

Author: Christian Suter

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 364380072X

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

View: 4389


This volume debates the complex nature of the relationships between globalization, social and economic transformations and growing inequalities. Employing a global, world-historical and comparative perspective, the 16 articles brought together in this volume deal with three central questions: Firstly, the question of the spatio-temporal evolution and variations of growing inequalities, secondly, the relative importance of globalization as compared to other factors explaining growing inequalities and, thirdly, institutional variations of inequality dynamics and globalization impacts. Christian Suter is Professor of Economic Sociology at the University of NeuchÃ?Â[tel and President of the World Society Foundation, domiciled at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.