Beyond Welfare State Models

Transnational Historical Perspectives on Social Policy

Author: Pauli Kettunen,Klaus Petersen

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849809607

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Welfare state models have for decades been the gold standard of welfare state research. Beyond Welfare State Models escapes the straightjacket of conventional welfare state models and challenges the existing literature in two ways. Firstly the contributors argue that the standard typologies have omitted important aspects of welfare state development. Secondly, the work develops and underlines the importance of a more fluid transnational conceptualisation. As this book shows, welfare states are not created in national isolation but are heavily influenced by transnational economic, political and cultural interdependencies. The authors illustrate these important points of criticism with their studies on the transnational history of social policy, religion and the welfare state, Nordic cooperation within the fields of social policy and marriage law, and the transnational contexts of national family policies. This fascinating work contributes to the understanding of the current changes of welfare states by discussing the relationship between globalized capitalism and social political regulations and by arguing that transnational transformations importantly take place within and between nation states.
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Welfare Capitalism in Taiwan

State, Economy and Social Policy

Author: Y. Ku

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230377874

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

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This book explores the development of state welfare in Taiwan, focusing on the interconnection between capitalist development and state welfare from 1895 to 1990, using an integrated Marxist perspective to which the capitalist world system, state structure, ideology, and social structure are considered simultaneously. It argues that neither citizenship nor welfare needs were the concern of Taiwanese social policies. A decline in legitimacy and risen social movements forced the state to expand welfare, namely the National Health Insurance, in the 1980s.
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New Perspectives on the Welfare State in Europe

Author: Catherine Jones,Dr Catherine Jones Nfa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113491234X

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Not since the 1940s has there been such comprehensive scope for uncertainty within and about Europe. New Perspectives on the Welfare State in Europe offers an appraisal of comparative social policy and applies it to current uncertainties concerning European communities and European-North American and East Asian relationships. Including contributions from Deakin, Klein, Leibfried, Mishra and Rose the work should provide essential reading for students, researchers, lecturers and policy makers in social policy, politics and sociology.
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Economic Democracy and Financial Participation

A Comparative Study

Author: Daryl D'Art

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134925441

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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The ideas of economic democracy and financial participation are not new. The International Congress on profit-sharing first met in Paris in 1889. However since then, the numerous schemes have met with mixed reactions and various levels of success. In Economic Democracy and Financial Participation, Daryl D'Art has two objectives. Firstly, to examine if, and under what conditions, profit-sharing schemes and employee shareholding can motivate workers and generate cooperative striving. Secondly he identifies the schemes of financial participation which have the potential to realise economic democracy within the individual firm and wider society.
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Comparing Welfare Capitalism

Social Policy and Political Economy in Europe, Japan and the USA

Author: Bernhard Ebbinghaus,Philip Manow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134521545

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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This book challenges the popular thesis of a downward trend in the viability of welfare states in competitive market economies. With approaches ranging from historical case studies to cross-national analyses, the contributors explore various aspects of the relationships between welfare states, industrial relations, financial government and production systems. Building upon and combining comparative studies of both the varieties of capitalism and the worlds of welfare state regimes, the book considers issues such as: *the role of employers and unions in social policy *the interdependencies between financial markets and pension systems * the current welfare reform process. It sheds new light on the tenuous relationship between social policies and market economies and provides thought-provoking reading for students and scholars of Comparative Politics, Public Policy, the Welfare State and Political Economy.
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The Withering of the Welfare State

Regression

Author: J. Connelly,J. Hayward

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230349234

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

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Since the 1970s the public commitment to social solidarity between citizens through comprehensive provision of welfare has been eroded by the imperatives of international markets. In this volume the problems posed to public intervention are analyzed. The contributors compare and evaluate how different countries have dealt with these challenges.
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The Enabling State

Modern Welfare Capitalism in America

Author: Neil Gilbert,Barbara Gilbert

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195363180

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Over the last two decades new arrangements have emerged for the finance and delivery of social welfare in the United States and other industrial democracies. Moving beyond the conventional paradigm of the welfare state, these arrangements form an alternative model. This study details a fresh vision of social welfare transfers--how they are delivered, and whom they benefit. The authors explore the use of private enterprise and market-oriented approaches to the delivery of social provisions, and examine how welfare benefits are derived from the full range of modern social transfers including tax expenditures, credit subsidies, and those induced by regulatory activity. Reappraising the modern boundaries of social welfare, this book provides insights into the structure and dynamics of a novel social model that will open new avenues for scientific study and public debate.
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Beyond Capitalism

Building Democratic Alternatives for Today and the Future

Author: Jeff Shantz,José Brendan Macdonald

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 162356364X

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Capitalism as a global system barely allows the needs of the majority of the world's population to be met. Whether from an industrialized country such as the US or from South Africa, the need for an alternative can be felt all over the world. It is clear nowadays that, due to the non-democratic nature and inadequacies of capitalism, another system must take its place. Such a process has already begun through the cooperative movement, which this book examines along with other initiatives. Featuring essays by international scholars and activists from various spheres of the anti-capitalist left, the work features many examples from the north and the south, to cover both the historically-advanced and late capitalist economies. It discusses such initiatives as participatory economics, the Mondragon experience, worker cooperatives in Europe and Latin America, solidarity economy in South Africa, and more. Written in an accessible manner, Beyond Capitalism will be an invaluable resource for any student of social movements and political thought and for anyone looking for alternative to today's ongoing systemic crises.
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Beyond Monopoly Capitalism and Monopoly Socialism

Author: Guy Ankerl

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412818100

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 107

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This study draws clear lines between the ways that social systems are justified by their supporters, and the way the systems really are. In the process, Ankerly uncovers the principle of distributive justice that is basic to communistic societies. He also uncovers the underlying principle of capitalist as well as socialist societies, commutative or exchange justice. Partisans often resort to the sophism of comparing their own society's ideal type with the actual conditions prevailing in the opposing camp.
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