Towards a Social Investment Welfare State

Towards a Social Investment Welfare State

This book maps out this new perspective and assesses both its achievements and shortcomings.

Author: Nathalie Morel

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847429247

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

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This edited volume questions whether the recently promoted European 'social investment' strategy is able to regenerate the welfare state, promote social inclusion, create more and better jobs, and help address the challenges posed by the economic crisis, globalisation, ageing and climate change.
Categories: Social Science

Social Investment and Social Welfare

Social Investment and Social Welfare

Two or Three Waves of Welfare State Transformation?. In N. Morel, B. Palier and
J. Palme (eds), Towards a Social Investment Welfare State? Ideas, Policies and
Challenges. Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 33–60. Hemerijck, A. (2013). Changing ...

Author: James Midgley

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781785367830

Category: Public welfare

Page: 272

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This book contributes to the growing literature on social investment by discussing the way social investment ideas have been adopted in different countries and in various academic and professional fields, including social policy, development studies and non-profit management. Documenting the experience of implementing social investment in different communities, it encourages a One World perspective that integrates these diverse experiences and promotes policy learning between different nations.
Categories: Public welfare

The Uses of Social Investment

The Uses of Social Investment

Towards a Social Investment Welfare State? Ideas, Policies and Challenges.
Bristol: Policy Press, 1–32. Morel, N., Palier, B., and Palme, J. (2012b). 'Social
investment: a paradigm in search of a new economic model and political
mobilisation', ...

Author: Anton Hemerijck

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192507730

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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The Uses of Social Investment provides the first study of the welfare state, under the new post-crisis austerity context and associated crisis management politics, to take stock of the limits and potential of social investment. It surveys the emergence, diffusion, limits, merits, and politics of social investment as the welfare policy paradigm for the 21st century, seen through the lens of the life-course contingencies of the competitive knowledge economy and modern family-hood. Featuring contributions from leading scholars in the field, the volume revisits the intellectual roots and normative foundations of social investment, surveys the criticisms that have leveled against the social investment perspective in theory and policy practice, and presents empirical evidence of social investment progress together with novel research methodologies for assessing socioeconomic 'rates of return' on social investment. Given the progressive, admittedly uneven, diffusion of the social investment policy priorities across the globe, the volume seeks to address the pressing political question as to whether the social investment turn is able to withstand the fiscal austerity backlash that has re-emerged in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Future of the Social Investment State

The Future of the Social Investment State

Routledge Studies in the Political Economy of the Welfare State, London/New
York, NY: Routledge. ... Jenson, J. (2012) 'Redesigning citizenship regimes after
neoliberalism: moving towards social investment', in N. Morel, B. Palier and J.

Author: Marius R. Busemeyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429846656

Category: Political Science

Page: 164

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Social investment is part of a strategy to modernize the European welfare states by focusing on human resource development throughout the life-course, while ensuring financial sustainability. The last decades have seen cost containment in areas such as pensions and health care, but also expansion in areas such as early childhood education, higher education and active labor market policies. This development is linked to a Social Investment (SI) approach, which should, ideally, promote a better reconciliation of work and family life, high levels of labor market productivity and strong economic growth, while also mitigating social inequality. However, institutionalization of policies that may mainly benefit the middle class has some unintended effects, such as perpetuating new inequalities and the creation of other Matthew effects. While research on the rise of the social investment state as a new paradigm of social policy-making for European welfare states has grown significantly, there are still important gaps in the literature. The chapters in this book address the controversies around social investment related to inequalities, individual preferences and the politics of social investment. This volume is therefore organized around policies, politics and outcomes. The contributing authors bring together expert knowledge and different perspectives on SI from several disciplines, with original path-breaking empirical contributions, addressing some key questions that thus far are unanswered, related to Matthew effects, inequalities, ambiguities of social investment and institutional complementarities. Furthermore, it is the first volume that covers the core policy areas of social investment: childcare, education and labour market policies. The chapters in this book were originally published in a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.
Categories: Political Science

Inclusive Growth Development and Welfare Policy

Inclusive Growth  Development and Welfare Policy

Towards. a. Social. Investment. Welfare. State. 9. Nathalie Morel, Bruno Palier
and Joakim Palme INTRODUCTION As discussed in the previous chapter in this
volume, new ideas and strategies concerning the role of social policy for societal
 ...

Author: Reza Hasmath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317555544

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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The recent global financial crisis has increased the scope of poverty and inequality. The gap between the richest and poorest nations has become wider. National income inequality has also been on the rise. The prospect of a shift in designing and implementing development and welfare policies is strong in this new environment. The neoliberal policies of the Washington Consensus are giving way to development models which look to a more active government role in both economic and social policies. Meanwhile, in the parallel universe of welfare policy a fundamental realignment is already taking place. Faced with the current economic and social challenges, policy communities have turned to a variety of instruments to ensure that growth and social inclusion go together. This book offers a systematic analysis of the growing convergence on these matters in the development and welfare state literatures, utilizing the experiences of a myriad of jurisdictions around the world. Drawing upon the expertise of leading international policymakers, practitioners, and academics in the field, this book critiques the theoretical underpinning of growth and development, examine welfare state perspectives on inclusive growth and social/economic development, and presents lessons learned and best/worst practices from the experiences of developing and developed nations.
Categories: Political Science

Why We Need a New Welfare State

Why We Need a New Welfare State

The volume concentrates on four principal social policy domains; the aged and transition to retirement; the welfare issues related to profound changes in working life; the risks and needs that arise in households and, especially, in child ...

Author: Gøsta Esping-Andersen

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199256426

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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Leading scholars in the field examine the highly topical issue of the future of the welfare state in Europe. They argue that welfare states need to adjust, and examine which kind of welfare architecture will further Europe's stated goal of maximum social inclusion and justice. The volume concentrates on four principal social policy domains; the aged and transition to retirement; the welfare issues related to profound changes in working life; the new risks and needs that arise in households and, especially, in child families; and the challenges of creating gender equality. The volume aims to promote a better understanding of the key welfare issues that will have to be faced in the coming decades. It also warns against the all-too-frequent recourse to patent policy solutions that have all to often characterized contemporary debate. It intends to move the policy debate from it often frustrating vague and generic level towards greater specificity and nuance.
Categories: Political Science

Understanding Social Security Second Edition

Understanding Social Security  Second Edition

Tax credits can therefore be seen as part of a shift towards a ' social investment '
welfare state , which promotes self - support through employment , and includes
policies intended to improve skills for employment , to invest in children and to ...

Author: Jane Millar

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847421865

Category: Political Science

Page: 322

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The second edition of this important text reviews policy developments since 1997. The chapters have been extensively updated and there are new chapters on social security reform, inequalities and social security, and the new 'welfare market'.
Categories: Political Science

Modernising the Welfare State

Modernising the Welfare State

Social. investment: the. discourse. and. the. dimensions. of. change. Alexandra
Dobrowolsky and Ruth Lister Introduction This chapter assesses the nature and
scope of changes to the welfare state in relation to the 'social investment' turn.

Author: Powell, Martin

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847420397

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

View: 287

This book, the third in Martin Powell's New Labour trilogy, analyses the legacy of Tony Blair's government for social policy, focusing on the extent to which it has changed the UK welfare state.
Categories: Political Science

Social Policy in Post Industrial Singapore

Social Policy in Post Industrial Singapore

The difference between the welfare state and the social investment state is that
the latter is characterised by a logic of 'economism,' as economic growth is ... and
welfare provision towards economic pursuits (e.g. discussion in Midgley, 1999).

Author: Kwen Fee Lian

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004166424

Category: Social Science

Page: 341

View: 214

The contributors to this edited volume, covering a range of social issues ranging from family and aging to sexuality and culture and the arts, critically examine the relevance of social policy as it is understood in the West; and addresses the question of whether Singapore's response is unique.
Categories: Social Science

Social versus Corporate Welfare

Social versus Corporate Welfare

(1) Welfarestatesdivert investment from theproductivesector towards the
unproductive sector.Public expenditure raises revenues on the private sector,
which effectivelycrowdout newprivate sector investment. (2) State
provisionincreases ...

Author: K. Farnsworth

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230361539

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

View: 705

The greatest myth of modern times is the suggestion that capitalism and corporations do better with less government. The global economic crisis has certainly put paid to this idea. But the massive emergency state bailouts and interventions put in place from 2008 were unique only in their size and scale. Government programmes, designed to meet the needs of business, are not just everyday, they are everywhere and they are essential. Just as social welfare protects citizens from the cradle to the grave, corporate welfare protects and benefits corporations throughout their life course. And yet, in most countries, corporate welfare is hidden and underresearched. Drawing on comparative data from OECD states, this book seeks to shed light on the size, uses and importance of corporate welfareacross variouswelfare regimes.
Categories: Political Science

Changing Welfare States

Changing Welfare States

The book argues that the overall scope of social reform across the member states of the European Union varies widely.

Author: Anton Hemerijck

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199607600

Category: Political Science

Page: 485

View: 553

Changing Welfare States is is a major new examination of the wave of social reform that has swept across Europe over the past two decades. In a comparative fashion, it analyses reform trajectories and political destinations in an era of rapid socioeconomic restructuring, including the critical impact of the global financial crisis on welfare state futures. The book argues that the overall scope of social reform across the member states of the European Union varies widely. In some cases welfare state change has been accompanied by deep social conflicts, while in other instances unpopular social reforms received broad consent from opposition parties, trade unions and employer organizations. The analysis reveals trajectories of welfare reform in many countries that are more proactive and reconstructive than is often argued in academic research and the media. Alongside retrenchments, there have been deliberate attempts - often given impetus by intensified European (economic) integration - to rebuild social programs and institutions and thereby accommodate welfare policy repertoires to the new economic and social realities of the 21st century. Welfare state change is work in progress, leading to patchwork mixes of old and new policies and institutions, on the lookout, perhaps, for greater coherence. Unsurprisingly, that search process remains incomplete, resulting from the institutionally bounded and contingent adaptation to the challenges of economic globalization, fiscal austerity, family and gender change, adverse demography, and changing political cleavages.
Categories: Political Science

The Politics of the New Welfare State

The Politics of the New Welfare State

In The Politics of the New Welfare State the main reforms in work and welfare are summarized and analyzed to provide up-dated evidence of policy change and its main determinants to policymakers, researchers, and stakeholders interested in ...

Author: Giuliano Bonoli

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199645244

Category: Political Science

Page: 316

View: 981

In The Politics of the New Welfare State the main reforms in work and welfare are summarized and analyzed to provide up-dated evidence of policy change and its main determinants to policymakers, researchers, and stakeholders interested in the field.
Categories: Political Science

Welfare and the Welfare State

Welfare and the Welfare State

Welfare states thus support the private sector and are not seen as being in
conflict with the market as the neoliberal approach would have it. Therefore a
social investment approach also highlights the state's role in several areas
besides those ...

Author: Bent Greve

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317643944

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 414

The welfare state plays a key role in people’s everyday lives in developed societies. At the same time, the welfare state is contested and there are constant discussions on how and to what degree the state should intervene, influence and have an impact on the development of society. Recent years have seen an accelerated transformation of the welfare state in the light of the global financial crisis, demographic change and changes in the perception of the state’s role in relation to social welfare. This raises fundamentally new issues related to social policy and welfare state analysis. This book provides: an introduction to the principles of welfare a conceptual framework necessary for understanding social policy at the macro-level a comparative approach to welfare states globally an overview of new ways to organise and steer welfare states an introduction to welfare state politics and underlying economic framework an account of equality and inequality in modern societies new directions for welfare states The book’s focus on core concepts and the variety of international welfare state regimes and mechanisms for delivering social policy provides a much needed introduction to the rapidly changing concept of welfare for students on social policy, social studies, sociology and politics courses.
Categories: Social Science

Welfare State Change

Welfare State Change

Given this, I think it is true to characterize developments at national level as a
move towards gender neutrality. ... 'Third Way' programme, along with an active
civil society, a new mixed economy, a social investment state, positive welfare,
and ...

Author: Jane Lewis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191532924

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

View: 560

The politics of the Third Way reflects an attempt by many contemporary social democracies to forge a new political settlement which is fitted to the conditions of a modern society and new global economy, but which retains the goals of social cohesion and egalitarianism. It seeks to differentiate itself as distinct from the political ideologies of the New Right and Old Left. Though commonly linked to the US Democratic Party in the Clinton era, it can also be traced to the political discourses in European social democratic parties during the mid-1990s, most notably in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. In social policy terms the model attempts to transcend the old alternatives of the state and the market. Instead, civil society, government, and the market are viewed as interdependent and equal partners in the provision of welfare, and the challenge for government is to create equilibrium between these three pillars. The individual is to be 'pushed' towards self-help, and independent, active citizenship, while business and government must contribute to economic and social cohesion. This book provides a comprehensive and critical analysis of 'Third Way' social policy and policy processes in the welfare systems of industrialized economies, and examines the extent to which 'Third Way' ideology and institutional structures converge or vary in different national settings. It examines substantive areas of public policy in a broad comparative context of key trends and debates. By assessing the extent to which the post-war social contract in developed welfare states is being renegotiated, the text contributes to a better understanding of the current restructuring and modernization of the State. Finally the book explores the implications of the new politics of welfare for theorizing inequality, social justice, and the future of welfare.
Categories: Political Science

Welfare Democracies and Party Politics

Welfare Democracies and Party Politics

This volume provides an analytical framework that links welfare states to party systems, combining recent contributions to the comparative political economy of the welfare state and insights from party and electoral politics

Author: Philip Manow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198807971

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Philip Manow is Professor of Comparative Political Economy, University of Bremen. His research interests include comparative welfare state research, the German political system, European integration and Political Theory. Publications include In the King's Shadow. The Political Anatomy of Democratic Representation (Polity Press, 2010) and Religion, Class Coalitions and Welfare States, Cambridge Studies on Social Theory, Religion and Politics (co-authored with Kees van Kersbergen, CUP, 2009). Bruno Palier is CNRS Research Director at Sciences Po, Centre d'etudes europeennes. He is studying welfare reforms in Europe. He is co-director of LIEPP (Laboratory for interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies).
Categories: Political Science

After Austerity

After Austerity

This book examines European welfare states, how and why they are changing, and how they are likely to develop.

Author: Peter Taylor-Gooby

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198790266

Category: Europe

Page: 229

View: 175

This book examines European welfare states, how and why they are changing, and how they are likely to develop.
Categories: Europe

The Double Crisis of the Welfare State and What We Can Do About It

The Double Crisis of the Welfare State and What We Can Do About It

Social divisions confrontthose who wish to advance an inclusive, generous
andpolitically feasible welfare state with atrilemma between ... the less
advantaged and redistributing towards thoseon low incomesto mitigate adult
workingage poverty,will require political commitment. ... to society bylowincome
workersand carers,social investment andprevention to improve opportunities in
work,and higher ...

Author: P. Taylor-Gooby

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137328113

Category: Political Science

Page: 138

View: 913

This book analyses the immediate challenges from headlong cuts, root-and-branch restructuring and the longer-term pressures from population ageing. It demonstrates that a more humane and generous welfare state that will build social inclusiveness is possible and shows how it can be achieved.
Categories: Political Science

Handbook of European Social Policy

Handbook of European Social Policy

This Handbook will comprise of 29 original pieces from key contributors to the field of European social policy.

Author: Patricia Kennett

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781783476466

Category:

Page: 480

View: 184

This Handbook will comprise of 29 original pieces from key contributors to the field of European social policy. It is intended to capture the ‘state of the art’ in European social policy and to generate and contribute to debates on the the future of European social policy in the 21st Century. It will be a comprehensive and authoritative resource for research and teaching covering themes and policy areas including social exclusion, pensions, education, children and family, as well as mobility and migration, multiculturalism, and climate change.
Categories:

Changing Politics of Canadian Social Policy Second Edition

Changing Politics of Canadian Social Policy  Second Edition

The new conception of the welfare state has thus reframed the role of social
policy as a handmaiden to economic development ... towards training and
mobility, wage subsidies, and investments in human capital designed to enhance
people's ...

Author: James J. Rice

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442696662

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 180

A consistent bestseller since its publication in 2000, Changing Politics of Canadian Social Policy is a one-of-a-kind resource in the fields of political science and social work. Examining current conditions affecting the development of social policies in Canada, this book offers in-depth critical analysis of how these policies first arose and the implications they pose for future policy development. This new edition of Changing Politics of Canadian Social Policy features updated chapters while retaining the first edition’s analytical focus on economic globalization, societal pluralization, and social protection. The authors offer fresh considerations of gender relations and families, community agencies and the voluntary sector, as well as the social policy activities of all levels of government in the Canadian federation. Changing Politics of Canadian Social Policy will continue to provide the much-needed groundwork for students and policymakers, as well as propose real solutions for the future.
Categories: Political Science