The Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State

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Bent Greve
Routledge, 2013 - Social Science - 467 pages

'The welfare state' in all its many forms has had a profound role in many countries around the world since at least the Second World War. The Routledge Handbook of the Welfare Stateexplores the classical issues around the welfare state, but also investigates its key concepts, along with how these can be used and analysed.

Over forty contributions from renowned international specialists in the field provide readers with expert analysis of the core issues related to the welfare state, including regional depictions of welfare states around the globe. The book combines essays on methodologies, core concepts and central policy areas to produce a comprehensive picture of what 'the welfare state' means around the world. In the midst of the credit crunch, the Handbookaddresses some of the many questions about the welfare state.

It will be an invaluable reference book for students and scholars throughout the social sciences, particularly in sociology, social policy, public policy, international relations, politics, and gender studies.

, particularly in sociology, social policy, public policy, international relations, politics, and gender studies.
 

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Contents

Typologies and methods
137
Central policy areas
319
Future
431

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About the author (2013)

Bent Greve is professor in Social Science at the Department of Society and Globalisation, University of Roskilde, Denmark. He studies the welfare state, often in a comparative perspective. His main research interests include the welfare state, social policy, labour market policy and financing the welfare state.

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