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dc.contributor.authorREHM, Philipp
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-06T08:33:34Z
dc.date.available2016-10-06T08:33:34Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationNew York : Cambridge University Press, 2016, Cambridge studies in comparative politicsen
dc.identifier.isbn9781107108165
dc.identifier.isbn9781107518872
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1814/43564
dc.description.abstractThe transformation of night-watchman states into welfare states is one of the most notable societal developments in recent history. In 1880, not a single country had a nationally compulsory social policy program. A few decades later, every single one of today's rich democracies had adopted programs covering all or almost all of the main risks people face: old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment. These programs rapidly expanded in terms of range, reach, and resources. Today, all rich democracies cover all main risks for a vast majority of citizens, with binding public or mandatory private programs. Three aspects of this remarkable transformation are particularly fascinating: the trend (the transformation to insurance states happened in all rich democracies); differences across countries (the generosity of social policy varies greatly across countries); and the dynamics of the process. This book offers a theory that not only explains this remarkable transition but also explains cross-national differences and the role of crises for social policy development.en
dc.description.tableofcontents-- 1. Introduction -- 2. Theoretical framework -- 3. Preference formation -- 4. Risk perceptions -- 5. Risk pools and social policy popularity -- 6. Risk pools and social policy retrenchment - German unification -- 7. Risk pools and social policy adoption -- 8. Crises and social policy -- 9. Conclusionen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen
dc.subjectSocial policyen
dc.subjectEualityen
dc.subjectWelfare stateen
dc.titleRisk inequality and welfare states : social policy preferences, development, and dynamicsen
dc.typeBooken
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