The Handbook of European Welfare Systems

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Klaus Schubert, Simon Hegelich, Ursula Bazant
Routledge, Dec 16, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 559 pages
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This book provides the first comprehensive information and detailed data on the welfare systems of all twenty-seven EU member states and offers the reader an invaluable introduction and basis for comparative welfare research. The introductory chapter summarizes the actual debate about welfare states and welfare (state) regimes, gives an overview on current welfare (state) research and analyses the main recent developments necessitating a new focus on European Welfare Systems. The twenty-seven chapters on the welfare systems of the member states are written on the basis of a common structure by experts from the individual states. An additional chapter analyses the current social and welfare policies of the EU and focuses on the interplay and limits between European and national social policies. Two concluding chapters provide (a) a first comparative analysis on the basis of all twenty-seven European Welfare Systems and (b) a theoretical reflection both arguing for and venturing the idea of politically limited pluralism in European welfare politics.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1943
Country studies
1987
the quest for sustainability legitimacy and a way out
2003
bg Impact of the reforms of the welfare state in Bulgaria after 1989
the Cypriot welfare system
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About the author (2009)

Dr. Klaus Schubert is Professor of German Politics and Policy Field Analysis at the Institute of Political Science, University of Münster, Germany

Dr. Simon Hegelich, is currently Research Fellow and Coordinator of the Graduate School of Politics at the Institute of Political Science, University of Münster, Germany

Dr. Ursula Bazant, is Counsellor at the Federal Chancellery of Austria, Department for Economic and OECD Affairs, Labour Market and Social Policy, Vienna, Austria

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