Radical welfare state retrenchment in comparative perspective
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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Welfare state,
  • Cross-cultural studies,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 236-261) and index.

StatementPeter Starke
SeriesTransformations of the state
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJC479 .S697 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 266 p. :
Number of Pages266
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24789118M
ISBN 100230008100
LC Control Number2007048552

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PETER STARKE is a Senior Researcher at the Transformations of the State Collaborative Research Centre, University of Bremen, Germany. He has published on comparative welfare state change, including work on social policy convergence and the politics of welfare state retrenchment.   About Peter Starke. PETER STARKE is a Senior Researcher at the Transformations of the State Collaborative Research Centre, University of Bremen, Germany. He has published on comparative welfare state change, including work on social policy convergence and the politics of welfare state retrenchment. Radical Welfare State Retrenchment A Comparative Analysis Peter Starke Series: Transformations of the State PETER STARKE is a Senior Researcher at the Transformations of the State Collaborative Research Centre, University of Bremen, Germany. He has published on comparative welfare state change, including work on social policy convergence and the politics of welfare state retrenchment. In his book Radical Welfare State Retrenchment: A Comparative Analysis, Peter Starke, from the University of Bremen, Germany, uses New Zealand as his major case study of welfare retrenchment, and compares the level, form and causes of retrenchment in New Zealand with Germany, the United Kingdom (UK) and Sweden.

Radical Inequalities: China's Revolutionary Welfare State in Comparative Perspective. In this Book. Additional Information. The Chinese Communist welfare state was established with the goal of eradicating income inequality. But paradoxically, it actually widened the income gap, undermining one of the most important objectives of Mao Cited by: Radical Welfare State Retrenchment: A Comparative Analysis Article in West European Politics 31(5) September with 17 Reads How we measure 'reads'. In this book, I have tried to shed some light on these issues by looking at radical retrenchment politics from a comparative perspective. Keywords Welfare State Electoral System Veto Player Majoritarian System Christian Democratic PartyAuthor: Peter Starke. The public debate and initial research (in particular, the new politics thesis) focused on the question why welfare retrenchment, the cutting back of public expenditure, has met much public resistance. More recent research studies the variations in welfare restructuring as complex adjustments to multiple challenges, Author: Bernhard Ebbinghaus.

Radical Welfare State Retrenchment: A Comparative Analysis, by Peter Starke Most of the political theories of the welfare state try to explain its expansion, but Starke shows that, post, changes in the explanatory variables could explain retrenchment. Functionalist theories considered the impact of industrialisation. This book confronts one of the most fiercely contested issues in current political debates: how is welfare state retrenchment possible in modern democracies despite the welfare state's continuing Starke offers an international comparative analysis of welfare state retrenchment and an in-depth examination of its radical deployments. Welfare state reform occurs in all advanced capitalist democracies, but it does not occur in identical ways, to the same degree or with similar consequences. In Comparative Welfare State Politics, Kees van Kersbergen and Barbara Vis explain the political opportunities and constraints of welfare state reform by asking 'big' by: This book offers a careful analysis of the politics of social policy in an era of austerity and conservative governance. Focusing on the administrations of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, Pierson provides a compelling explanation for the welfare state's durability and for the few occasions in which each government was able to achieve significant cutbacks.