The Politics of Post-Industrial Welfare States: Adapting post-war social policies to new social risks
Title: The Politics of Post-Industrial Welfare States: Adapting post-war social policies to new social risks
Publisher: London/New York, Routledge
Citation: London/New York, Routledge, 2006, Routledge/EUI studies in the political economy of welfare, 9
It shows how the welfare states that we have inherited from the early post-war years had one main objective: to protect the income of the male breadwinner. Today, however, massive social change, in particular the shift from industrial to post-industrial societies and economies, have resulted in new demands being put on welfare states. These demands originate from situations that are typical of the new family and labour market structures that have become widespread in western countries since the 1970s and 1980s, characterised by the clear prevalence of service employment and by the massive entry of women in the labour market.
Table of Contents:
--The politics of new social risk --New social risks and the politics of post-industrial social policies / Giuliano Bonoli --Political parties and new social risks : the double backlash against social democracy and Christian democracy / Hans Keman, Kees van Kersbergen and Barbara Vis --New social risk and political preferences / Herbert Kitschelt and Philipp Rehm --Public attitudes and new social risk reform / Johannes Kananen, Peter Taylor-Gooby and Trine P. Larsen --Reconciling competing claims of the welfare state clientele : the politics of old and new social risk coverage in comparativeperspective / Klaus Armingeon --Trade union movements in post-industrial welfare states : opening up to new social interests?/ Bernhard Ebbinghaus --Combatting old and new social risks / Evelyn Huber and John D. Stephens --Patterns of policy adaptation --New social risks and pension reform in Germany and Sweden : the politics of pension rights for child care / Karen M. Anderson and Traute Meyer --New labour market risks and the revision of unemployment protection systems in Europe /Jochen Clasen and Daniel Clegg --Childcare policies in diverseEuropean welfare states : Switzerland, Sweden, France and Britain / Anne Daguerre --Providing coverage against new social risks in Bismarckian welfare states : the case of long-term care / Nathalie Morel --The European Union and new socialrisks : the need for a differentiated evaluation / Oliver Treiband Gerda Falkner.
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