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The Welfare State as Crisis Manager

Explaining the Diversity of Policy Responses to Economic Crisis

Book

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Peter Starke, Alexandra Kaasch, Franca van Hooren
    Pages 1-11
  3. Peter Starke, Alexandra Kaasch, Franca van Hooren
    Pages 12-27
  4. Peter Starke, Alexandra Kaasch, Franca van Hooren
    Pages 28-52
  5. Peter Starke, Alexandra Kaasch, Franca van Hooren
    Pages 53-91
  6. Peter Starke, Alexandra Kaasch, Franca van Hooren
    Pages 92-123
  7. Peter Starke, Alexandra Kaasch, Franca van Hooren
    Pages 124-172
  8. Peter Starke, Alexandra Kaasch, Franca van Hooren
    Pages 173-190
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 191-240

About this book

Introduction

This book presents an in-depth analysis of social policy reactions to international economic shocks in four different welfare states, over a 40-year period. It reveals how expansion and retrenchment are shaped by domestic politics and existing welfare state institutions.

Keywords

Institution Keynes Nation neoliberalism Policy politics social policy Welfare Welfare State

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of BremenGermany
  2. 2.University of SheffieldUK
  3. 3.VU University AmsterdamThe Netherlands

About the authors

Peter Starke is a Political Scientist at the University of Bremen, Germany. Recent publications include Radical Welfare State Retrenchment: A Comparative Analysis.

Alexandra Kaasch is a Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Sheffield, UK. Previously she held a post-doctoral research position at the University of Bremen, Germany.

Franca van Hooren is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Comparative Social Policy at the University of Bremen, Germany. She obtained her PhD from the European University Institute, Italy.

Bibliographic information

Reviews

"The great virtue of this book is that it brings together good empirical evidence and analysis of how welfare states respond to and manage crises over time, from a variety of settings." - Peter Taylor-Gooby, Professor of Social Policy, University of Kent, UK