The Welfare State as Crisis Manager: Explaining the Diversity of Policy Responses to Economic Crisis (BOK)

Peter Starke, Alexandra Kaasch, Franca Van Hooren

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Written during an ongoing period of global economic crisis, The Welfare State as a Crisis Manager examines the practice and potential of using social policy to cope with crises. Through an in-depth analysis of social policy reactions in the wake of international economic shocks in four different welfare states, over a 40-year period, the book reveals the ways in which expansion and retrenchment are shaped by domestic politics and existing welfare state institutions. Moreover, the study addresses the kind of policy change triggered by economic crisis. In contrast to conventional wisdom and previous scholarship, reactions tend to be characterised by incrementalism and 'crisis routines' rather than fundamental deviations from earlier policy patterns. For the first time, the study of domestic political dynamics following crisis is systematically embedded in the transnational policy debate, linking the Comparative Welfare State literature with scholarship on Global Social Policy.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Alexandra Kaasch, Franca Van Hooren, Peter Starke
Forlag
Macmillan DMACDIS Orphans
ISBN 9780230285255
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 14,5cm x 22,4cm x 2cm
Vekt 429 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Welfare & benefit systems, Economic & financial crises & disasters, Welfare economics

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