About this book
This book offers an analysis of social security in Ireland from 1981 to 2016 - a period of immense economic and social change during which social provisions such as pensions and family benefits were downsized or diluted in many countries. It considers whether this important area of welfare state provision in Ireland changed, and the extent and pattern of change. In the first in-depth account of this aspect of social policy In Ireland, the book sets the welfare state in a historical and comparative context and reviews the impact of globalisation, politics and the financial crash on the scope and generosity of social security. The book will be of particular interest to scholars of welfare state politics and comparative social policy as well as to students of Irish social policy.
Anthony McCashin, formerly Assistant Professor of Social Policy, is currently Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin.
Welfare State Ireland Social security Change institutionalism functionalism modernisation globalisation veto-point critical juncture industrialisation Beveridge 1952 Act Regime Catholicism Corporatism de-commodification Expenditure Benefits pensions
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96779-0
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
- eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
- Print ISBN 978-3-319-96778-3
- Online ISBN 978-3-319-96779-0
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