Radical Welfare State Retrenchment

A Comparative Analysis

  • Peter┬áStarke

Part of the Transformations of the State book series (TRST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Puzzles, Preliminaries and Prior Vulnerabilities

  3. New Zealand: An Extreme Case

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Peter Starke
      Pages 67-93
    3. Peter Starke
      Pages 94-131
  4. Retrenchment in Comparative Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Peter Starke
      Pages 185-204
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 215-266

About this book


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 popular appeal? Starke offers an international comparative analysis of welfare state retrenchment and an in-depth examination of its radical deployments.


politics restructuring state

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter┬áStarke
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BremenGermany

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