The Welfare State Reader
Christopher Pierson, Francis Geoffrey Castles
Polity, 2006 - Political Science - 492 pages
The Welfare State Reader has rapidly established itself as vital source of outstanding original research. In the second edition of this highly respected reader, Pierson and Castles have comprehensively overhauled the content, bringing it wholly up-to-date with contemporary discussions about this most crucial area of social and political life. The book includes almost twenty new carefully-edited selections, all reflecting the very latest thinking and research in welfare state studies. These readings are organised around a series of current debates – on welfare regimes, on globalization, on Europeanization, on demographic change and the political challenges of the new century. There are also two substantial sections devoted to the future of welfare – assessing the new risks and new opportunities that confront policy-makers in an increasingly complex political environment. Each section, as well as the volume overall, is set in context by an editorial introduction.
As well as bringing together classic debates, The Welfare State Reader constitutes an invaluable guide to what is happening at the cutting-edge of welfare research. Read either independently or alongside he third edition of Pierson’s Beyond the Welfare State?, it will give the reader an unrivalled overview of debates surrounding the welfare state.
The First Welfare State? Thomas Paine
Citizenship and Social Class T H Marshall
What is Social Justice? Commission on Social Justice
Some Contradictions of the Modern Welfare State Claus Offe
The Meaning of the Welfare State Friedrich von Hayek
The New Politics of the New Poverty Lawrence M Mead
Feminism and Social Policy Mary McIntosh
The Patriarchal Welfare State Carole Pateman
The Open Method of Coordination and the European
The Global Retirement Crisis Richard Jackson
The New Politics of the Welfare State Paul Pierson
Four Problems in Current Welfare
THE FUTURES OF WELFARE
DEBATES AND ISSUES
Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism or More?
States and the Loss of Boundary
Deliberative Governance and EU Social Policy Paul Teague
A Welfare State for the TwentyFirst Century
Basic Income and the Two Dilemmas of the Welfare State