The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State
Author: Francis G. Castles
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 876
Release: 2010-07-15
ISBN: 0199579393
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State is the authoritative and definitive guide to the contemporary welfare state. In a volume consisting of nearly fifty newly-written chapters, a broad range of the world's leading scholars offer a comprehensive account of everything one needs to know about the modern welfare state. The book is divided into eight sections. It opens with three chapters that evaluate the philosophical case for (and against) the welfare state. Surveys of the welfare state>'s history and of the approaches taken to its study are followed by four extended sections, running to some thirty-five chapters in all, which offer a comprehensive and in-depth survey of our current state of knowledge across the whole range of issues that the welfare state embraces. The first of these sections looks at inputs and actors (including the roles of parties, unions, and employers), the impact of gender and religion, patterns of migration and a changing public opinion, the role of international organisations and the impact of globalisation. The next two sections cover policy inputs (in areas such as pensions, health care, disability, care of the elderly, unemployment, and labour market activation) and their outcomes (in terms of inequality and poverty, macroeconomic performance, and retrenchment). The seventh section consists of seven chapters which survey welfare state experience around the globe (and not just within the OECD). Two final chapters consider questions about the global future of the welfare state. The individual chapters of the Handbook are written in an informed but accessible way by leading researchers in their respective fields giving the reader an excellent and truly up-to-date knowledge of the area under discussion. Taken together, they constitute a comprehensive compendium of all that is best in contemporary welfare state research and a unique guide to what is happening now in this most crucial and contested area of social and political development.

The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State
Author: Francis G. Castles,Stephan Leibfried,Jane Lewis,Herbert Obinger,Christopher Pierson
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 906
Release: 2012-09-06
ISBN: 9780199650514
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State is the authoritative and definitive guide to the contemporary welfare state.

The Oxford Handbook of U S Social Policy

The Oxford Handbook of U S  Social Policy
Author: Daniel Béland,Christopher Howard,Kimberly J. Morgan
Publsiher: Oxford Handbooks
Total Pages: 668
Release: 2015
ISBN: 019983850X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of U S Social Policy Book Excerpt:

This handbook provides a survey of the American welfare state. It offers an historical overview of U.S. social policy from the colonial era to the present, a discussion of available theoretical perspectives on it, an analysis of social programmes, and on overview of the U.S. welfare state's consequences for poverty, inequality, and citizenship.

Constructing the Welfare State in the British Press

Constructing the Welfare State in the British Press
Author: Malgorzata Paprota
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN: 1350125334
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constructing the Welfare State in the British Press Book Excerpt:

Analysing political discourse in the British press during a time of crisis and austerity, this book examines how the concept of the welfare state has been constructed between 2008 and 2015. At a time when the financial crisis and government policies have put the welfare state under increased pressure, a corpus from four British newspapers from across the political spectrum - the Guardian, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, and Daily Telegraph - is brought together to investigate the political debate on its evaluation and the ambiguity about its exact definition. Combining two theoretical approaches, Malgorzata Paprota outlines the figurative models and scenarios relevant to this element of the political system. The discourse-historical approach to discourse analysis is used to establish what the welfare state is, tracing the boundaries of the concept and which elements of political reality are explicitly associated with it. Conceptual metaphor theory is then used to explore the figurative conceptualisations of the welfare state. Together, this book shows the discursive construction, and shifting boundaries and metaphors, of the welfare state by the British press and its use in current political debates.

The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government

The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government
Author: David Coen,Wyn Grant,Graham Wilson
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 804
Release: 2010-02-25
ISBN: 0191607525
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government Book Excerpt:

Business is one of the major power centres in modern society. The state seeks to check and channel that power so as to serve broader public policy objectives. However, if the way in which business is governed is ineffective or over burdensome, it may become more difficult to achieve desired goals such as economic growth or higher levels of employment. In a period of international economic crisis, the study of how business and government relate to each other in different countries is of more central importance than ever. These relationships have been studied from a number of different disciplinary perspectives - business studies, economics, economic history, law, and political science - and all of these are represented in this handbook. The first part of the book provides an introduction to the ways in which five different disciplines have approached the study of business and government. The second section, on the firm and the state, looks at how these entities interact in different settings, emphasising such phenomena as the global firm and varieties of capitalism. The third section examines how business interacts with government in different parts of the world, including the United States, the EU, China, Japan and South America. The fourth section reviews changing patterns of market governance through a unifying theme of the role of regulation. Business-government relations can play out in divergent ways in different policy and the fifth section examines the contrasts between different key arenas such as competition policy, trade policy, training policy and environmental policy. The volume provides an authoritative overview with chapters by leading authorities on the current state of knowledge of business-government relations, but also points to ways in which this work might be developed in the future, e.g., through a political theory of the firm.

The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State
Author: Daniel Béland,Kimberly J. Morgan,Herbert Obinger,Christopher Pierson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2021-10-22
ISBN: 0198828381
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State Book Excerpt:

This is the much anticipated revised second edition of a volume that was welcomed at its first appearance as 'the most authoritative survey and critique of the welfare state yet published'. It is an indispensable one-volume guide to what modern states spend most of their time and money doing.

The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State
Author: Francis G. Castles,Stephan Leibfried,Jane Lewis,Herbert Obinger,Christopher Pierson
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 908
Release: 2012-09-06
ISBN: 019162828X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State is the authoritative and definitive guide to the contemporary welfare state. In a volume consisting of nearly fifty newly-written chapters, a broad range of the world's leading scholars offer a comprehensive account of everything one needs to know about the modern welfare state. The book is divided into eight sections. It opens with three chapters that evaluate the philosophical case for (and against) the welfare state. Surveys of the welfare state 's history and of the approaches taken to its study are followed by four extended sections, running to some thirty-five chapters in all, which offer a comprehensive and in-depth survey of our current state of knowledge across the whole range of issues that the welfare state embraces. The first of these sections looks at inputs and actors (including the roles of parties, unions, and employers), the impact of gender and religion, patterns of migration and a changing public opinion, the role of international organisations and the impact of globalisation. The next two sections cover policy inputs (in areas such as pensions, health care, disability, care of the elderly, unemployment, and labour market activation) and their outcomes (in terms of inequality and poverty, macroeconomic performance, and retrenchment). The seventh section consists of seven chapters which survey welfare state experience around the globe (and not just within the OECD). Two final chapters consider questions about the global future of the welfare state. The individual chapters of the Handbook are written in an informed but accessible way by leading researchers in their respective fields giving the reader an excellent and truly up-to-date knowledge of the area under discussion. Taken together, they constitute a comprehensive compendium of all that is best in contemporary welfare state research and a unique guide to what is happening now in this most crucial and contested area of social and political development.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Political Science
Author: Robert E. Goodin
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 1312
Release: 2011-07-07
ISBN: 0191619795
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Science Book Excerpt:

Drawing on the rich resources of the ten-volume series of The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science, this one-volume distillation provides a comprehensive overview of all the main branches of contemporary political science: political theory; political institutions; political behavior; comparative politics; international relations; political economy; law and politics; public policy; contextual political analysis; and political methodology. Sixty-seven of the top political scientists worldwide survey recent developments in those fields and provide penetrating introductions to exciting new fields of study. Following in the footsteps of the New Handbook of Political Science edited by Robert Goodin and Hans-Dieter Klingemann a decade before, this Oxford Handbook will become an indispensable guide to the scope and methods of political science as a whole. It will serve as the reference book of record for political scientists and for those following their work for years to come.

The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State

The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State
Author: Stephan Leibfried,Evelyne Huber,Matthew Lange,Frank Nullmeier,Jonah D. Levy
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 898
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0199691584
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State Book Excerpt:

This Handbook offers a comprehensive treatment of transformations of the state, from its origins in different parts of the world and different time periods to its transformations since World War II in the advanced industrial countries, the post-Communist world, and the Global South. 0Leading experts in their fields, from Europe and North America, discuss conceptualizations and theories of the state and the transformations of the state in its engagement with a changing international environment as well as with changing domestic economic, social, and political challenges. The Handbook covers different types of states in the Global South (from failed to predatory, rentier and developmental), in different kinds of advanced industrial political economies (corporatist, statist, liberal, import substitution industrialization), and in various post-Communist countries (Russia, China, successor states to the USSR, and Eastern Europe). It also addresses crucial challenges in different areas of state intervention, from security to financial regulation, migration, welfare states, democratization and quality of democracy, ethno-nationalism, and human development. The volume makes a compelling case that far from losing its relevance in the face of globalization, the state remains a key actor in all areas of social and economic life, changing its areas of intervention, its modes of operation, and its structures in adaption to new international and domestic challenges.

The Oxford Handbook of Social and Political Trust

The Oxford Handbook of Social and Political Trust
Author: Eric M. Uslaner
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0190274808
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Social and Political Trust Book Excerpt:

"This Handbook covers social and political trust. Essays cover the foundations of both types of trust, whether they have common or different roots. The Handbook includes essays on rational choice approaches to trust, including trust games and experiments-as well as an essay on how we measure trust. There are essays on the cultural and social psychological roots of trust, including how we are more likely to trust people like ourselves than strangers, as well as the place of trust in democracy- how national identity shapes trust, how trust forms in developing countries and in new democracies. Do minority groups are less trusting than the dominant group in a society? Do immigrants adapt to the trust levels of their host countries and do patterns of residence shape faith in others? Does interaction with people in groups build trust? Does the welfare state promote trust and in turn does trust lead to greater well-being and to better health outcomes? There are also essays on the foundations of political trust, political trust and the economy and elections. There are essays linking trust to the law, corruption, tax compliance, and economic growth. Authors also discuss how trust shapes cooperation in the international system and how it shapes attitudes toward international institutions and foreign countries"--

The Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics
Author: Jon Pierre
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 707
Release: 2016
ISBN: 0199665672
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics Book Excerpt:

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The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State

The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State
Author: Stephan Leibfried,Evelyne Huber,Matthew Lange,Jonah D. Levy,Frank Nullmeier,John D. Stephens
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2015-06-11
ISBN: 0191643262
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State Book Excerpt:

This Handbook offers a comprehensive treatment of transformations of the state, from its origins in different parts of the world and different time periods to its transformations since World War II in the advanced industrial countries, the post-Communist world, and the Global South. Leading experts in their fields, from Europe and North America, discuss conceptualizations and theories of the state and the transformations of the state in its engagement with a changing international environment as well as with changing domestic economic, social, and political challenges. The Handbook covers different types of states in the Global South (from failed to predatory, rentier and developmental), in different kinds of advanced industrial political economies (corporatist, statist, liberal, import substitution industrialization), and in various post-Communist countries (Russia, China, successor states to the USSR, and Eastern Europe). It also addresses crucial challenges in different areas of state intervention, from security to financial regulation, migration, welfare states, democratization and quality of democracy, ethno-nationalism, and human development. The volume makes a compelling case that far from losing its relevance in the face of globalization, the state remains a key actor in all areas of social and economic life, changing its areas of intervention, its modes of operation, and its structures in adaption to new international and domestic challenges.

The Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality

The Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality
Author: Wiemer Salverda,Brian Nolan,Timothy M. Smeeding
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2009-02-20
ISBN: 0191552356
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality presents a new and challenging analysis of economic inequality, focusing primarily on economic inequality in highly developed countries. Bringing together the world's top scholars this comprehensive and authoritative volume contains an impressive array of original research on topics ranging from gender to happiness, from poverty to top incomes, and from employers to the welfare state. The authors give their view on the state-of-the-art of scientific research in their fields of expertise and add their own stimulating visions on future research. Ideal as an overview of the latest, cutting-edge research on economic inequality, this is a must have reference for students and researchers alike.

Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State

Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State
Author: Bent Greve
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2018-06-28
ISBN: 1351800558
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State Book Excerpt:

Forty-five contributions from renowned international specialists in the field provide readers with expert analysis of the core issues related to the welfare state, including regional depictions of welfare states around the globe. The second edition of the Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State combines essays on methodologies, core concepts and central policy areas to produce a comprehensive understanding of what ‘the welfare state’ means around the world. In the aftermath of the credit crunch, the Handbook addresses some of the many questions about the welfare state. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include an in-depth analysis of societal changes in recent years. New articles can be found on topics such as: the impact of ideas, well-being, migration, globalisation, India, welfare typologies, homelessness and long-term care. This volume will be an invaluable reference book for students and scholars throughout the social sciences, particularly in sociology, social policy, public policy, international relations, politics and gender studies.

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government
Author: Donald P. Haider-Markel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2014-04
ISBN: 0199579679
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government covers the main areas of study in subnational politics by exploring the central contributions to the comparative study of institutions, behaviour, and policy in the American context.

The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics
Author: Georgina Waylen,Karen Celis,Johanna Kantola,Laurel Weldon
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 872
Release: 2013-04-04
ISBN: 0199751455
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics brings to political science an accessible and comprehensive overview of the key contributions of gender scholars to the study of politics, and it shows how these contributions produce a richer understanding of polities and societies.

The Oxford Handbook of Danish Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Danish Politics
Author: Peter Munk Christiansen,Jørgen Elklit,Peter Nedergaard
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2020-06
ISBN: 0198833598
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Danish Politics Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Danish Politics provides the most comprehensive and thorough English language book on Danish politics ever written. It features chapters by 50 leading experts who have contributed extensively to the field they write about. Why is Denmark an interesting topic for a Handbook? In some respects, Danish political institutions and political life are very similar to that of other small, North European countries such as the other Scandinavian countries and Netherland. However, in other respects, Danish politics is interesting in its own right. For instance, Denmark has a world record in minority governments. According to standard scholarly knowledge, this should result in unstable governments and a bad economy. This is not the case, however, since Denmark has a rather stable political system and a strong and robust economy among the strongest in Europe. How? The Danes have continued reservations towards the EU despite close to 50 years of EC/EU membership, and the Danes rejected the Maastricht Treaty in 1992. Still, the EU issue is handled in ways that do not call for large political battles. How? A third example is that Denmark used to be known as a tolerant and liberal society; its Jews were almost all saved during German occupation during WWII, Denmark was the first country to free pornography, and the first country to formally register same-sex couples. Yet recent Danish politics has also been associated with xenophobia and anti-Muslim sentiments. Why?

The Oxford Handbook of U S Social Policy

The Oxford Handbook of U S  Social Policy
Author: Daniel Beland,Christopher Howard,Kimberly J. Morgan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2014-11-06
ISBN: 0199838518
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of U S Social Policy Book Excerpt:

The American welfare state has long been a source of political contention and academic debate. This Oxford Handbook pulls together much of our current knowledge about the origins, development, functions, and challenges of American social policy. After the Introduction, the first substantive part of the handbook offers an historical overview of U.S. social policy from the colonial era to the present. This is followed by a set of chapters on different theoretical perspectives available for understanding and explaining the development of U.S. social policy. The three following parts of the volume focus on concrete social programs for the elderly, the poor and near-poor, the disabled, and workers and families. Policy areas covered include health care, pensions, food assistance, housing, unemployment benefits, disability benefits, workers' compensation, family support, and programs for soldiers and veterans. The final part of the book focuses on some of the consequences of the U.S. welfare state for poverty, inequality, and citizenship. Many of the chapters comprising this handbook emphasize the disjointed patterns of policy making inherent to U.S. policymaking and the public-private mix of social provision in which the government helps certain groups of citizens directly (e.g., social insurance) or indirectly (e.g., tax expenditures, regulations). The contributing authors are experts from political science, sociology, history, economics, and other social sciences.

The Routledge Handbook to Accountability and Welfare State Reforms in Europe

The Routledge Handbook to Accountability and Welfare State Reforms in Europe
Author: Tom Christensen,Per Lægreid
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-11-25
ISBN: 1317044207
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook to Accountability and Welfare State Reforms in Europe Book Excerpt:

There is growing concern that welfare states are inefficient, unsustainable and lack popular support. New Public Management reforms affected the balance between managerial and political accountability and disrupted administrative, legal, professional and social accountability, causing confusion as to whom public organizations are really accountable. The Routledge Handbook to Accountability and Welfare State Reforms in Europe assesses multi-dimensional accountability relations in depth, addressing the dynamic between accountability and reforms. Analyzing how welfare state reforms oriented towards agencification, managerialism and marketization affected existing relationships in services traditionally provided by public institutions, the theoretically informed, empirical chapters provide specific examples of their effect on accountability. Expert contributors explore the relationship between accountability and performance and the impact of reforms on political, administrative, managerial, legal, professional and social accountability. The role of specific actors, such as the media and citizens, on the accountability process addressing issues of blame avoidance, reputation and autonomous agencies is discussed. Comparative chapters across time, countries, administrative levels and policy areas are included, along with discussions linking accountability with concepts like legitimacy, democracy, coordination and performance. This handbook will be an essential reference tool to those studying European politics and public policy.

Oxford Handbook of U S Social Policy

Oxford Handbook of U S  Social Policy
Author: Daniel Béland,Kimberly J. Morgan,Christopher Howard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014
ISBN: 9780199984954
Category: Public welfare
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of U S Social Policy Book Excerpt:

This handbook provides a survey of the American welfare state. It offers an historical overview of U.S. social policy from the colonial era to the present, a discussion of available theoretical perspectives on it, an analysis of social programmes, and on overview of the U.S. welfare state's consequences for poverty, inequality, and citizenship.