Welfare states under pressure [electronic resource] /edited by Peter Taylor-Gooby.
Contributor(s): Taylor-Gooby, Peter.Material type: BookPublisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2001Description: 1 online resource (x, 208 p.).ISBN: 076197198X; 9780761971986; 0761971998 (pbk.); 9780761971993 (pbk.); 9781412933605 (electronic bk.); 1412933609 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Public welfare -- Europe | Welfare state | Europe -- Social policy | Electronic books | Aide sociale -- Europe | �Etat providence | Europe -- Politique sociale | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human Services | Verzorgingsstaat | Public welfare | Social policy | Welfare state | Europe | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 361.6/094 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-203) and index.
Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Notes on the Contributors; Preface; Chapter 1 -- The Politics of Welfare in Europe; Chapter 2 -- Earning Welfare Citizenship: Welfare State Reform in Finland and Sweden; Chapter 3 -- Reshaping the Social Policy-Making Framework in France; Chapter 4 -- Stumbling towards Reform: The German Welfare State in the 1990s; Chapter 5 -- Spain, a "Via Media" of Welfare Development; Chapter 6 -- Switzerland: Stubborn Institutions in a Changing Society; Chapter 7 -- Welfare Reform in the UK: the Construction of a Liberal Consensus.
Welfare States under Pressure provides a timely and comprehensive review of welfare policy-making in Europe. The text compares the different ways in which welfare states have responded to similar pressures over recent years, and considers how welfare is likely to develop in the future.
Description based on print version record.