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The Times They Are Changing?: Crisis and the Welfare State

The Times They Are Changing?: Crisis and the Welfare State

Bent Greve (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-36147-6

Jan 2012, Wiley-Blackwell

192 pages

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The Times They Are Changing? Crisis and the Welfare State presents a series of readings from international policy researchers that examine the effects of the recent financial crisis on welfare states around the world.  
Editorial Introduction: Overview and Conclusion 1
Bent Greve

1 To What Extent Did the Financial Crisis Intensify the Pressure to Reform the Welfare State? 7
Barbara Vis, Kees van Kersbergen and Thomas H. Hylands

2 Falling Back on Old Habits? A Comparison of the Social and Unemployment Crisis Reactive Policy Strategies in Germany, the UK and Sweden 23
Heejung Chung and Stefan Thewissen

3 The Impact of the Crisis on Australian Social Security Policy in Historical Perspective 41
Peter Saunders and Chris Deeming

4 US Social Policy in the 21st Century: The Difficulties of Comprehensive Social Reform 59
Anne Daguerre

5 Economic Crisis and Welfare Retrenchment: Comparing Irish Policy Responses in the 1970s and 1980s with the Present 79
Fiona Dukelow

6 Crisis and Welfare State Change in the Netherlands 101
Mara Yerkes and Romke van der Veen

7 Explaining Welfare Reforms in Italy between Economy and Politics: External Constraints and Endogenous Dynamics 117
Franca Maino and Stefano Neri

8 The Economic Crisis as a Trigger of Convergence? Short-time Work in Italy, Germany and Austria 137
Stefano Sacchi, Federico Pancaldi and Claudia Arisi

9 Health Care Policy for Better or for Worse? Examining NHS Reforms During Times of Economic Crisis versus Relative Stability 161
Lorraine Frisina Doetter and Ralf Götze

Index 179