© 2005

Welfare States and the Future

  • B. Vivekanandan
  • Nimmi Kurian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. B. Vivekanandan, Nimmi Kurian
    Pages 1-13
  3. Pradip Bose
    Pages 14-19
  4. Sandwip Kumar Das
    Pages 20-40
  5. Ramesh Mishra
    Pages 62-77
  6. Sophie Nadal
    Pages 97-112
  7. Lutz Leisering
    Pages 113-130
  8. Emmerich Talos, Marcel Fink
    Pages 131-150
  9. Jukka Pekkarinen
    Pages 161-177
  10. Jørn Henrik Petersen
    Pages 178-199
  11. B. Vivekanandan
    Pages 237-271
  12. Anand Kumar
    Pages 336-363

About this book


This volume presents a thought provoking analysis of key welfare state issues engaging policy makers across the globe. It provides a unique and comprehensive evaluation of the state of welfare states- developed and developing. It maps the diversity of welfare regimes across the world and brings to fore the particularities and nuances that characterise them. The book also focuses on the on-going reforms and makes a powerful case for the increased relevance of the welfare state in a globalizing era.


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Editors and affiliations

  • B. Vivekanandan
    • 1
  • Nimmi Kurian
    • 2
  1. 1.School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Policy ResearchNew DelhiIndia

About the editors

CHRISTIAN ASPALTER Department of Social Work, Chaoyang University, Taiwan, Republic of China PRADIP BOSE President, Indian Centre for Democratic Socialism, New Delhi, India TOM BURDEN Principal Lecturer of Political Science, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK S.K. DAS Professor of International Economics and former Dean, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India HARTMUT ELSENHANS Professor, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany GEORGE FERNANDES Minister of Defence, Government of India MARCEL FINK Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, Austria ASHA GUPTA Principal, Bharati Mahila College, Delhi University, Delhi, India ANAND KUMAR Professor of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India LUTZ LEISERING Professor of Sociology, Bielefeld University, Germany DILIP LOUNDO Brazilian Chair, Goa University, Goa, India RAMESH MISHRA Professor Emeritus, York University, Canada SOPHIE NADAL Associate Professor, Department of Law, University of Cergy-Pontoise, Paris, France JOAKIM PALME Senior Research, Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm, Sweden JUKKA PEKKARINEN Director, Labour Institute for Economic Research, Helsinki, Finland JORN HENRIK PETERSEN Professor of Social Policy, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark EMMERICH TALOS Professor of Political Science, University of Vienna, Austria ALBERT J. VENTER Professor of Government and Politics, Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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