Challenges to European Welfare Systems

Editors: Schubert, Klaus, de Villota, Paloma, Kuhlmann, Johanna (Eds.)

  • ​Provides the first comprehensive analyses of all European welfare systems following the financial crisis of 2007
  • Presents both country/national and comparative perspectives
  • Includes the role of and prospects for the EU
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This book provides the first comprehensive analyses of the challenges all European welfare systems have been facing since 2007, combining in-depth country-based studies and comparative chapters. It focuses on: 1) the economic and financial crisis, 2) demographic change, and 3) the balance between avoiding risks and opening up opportunities in social policy. The results show that European welfare systems tend to face the same challenges in different ways and that also their responses to those challenges differ considerably. Although the EU also plays a part in shaping national welfare systems, it becomes evident that European welfare systems are by no means converging: in terms of social policy, national diversity within Europe is still a major factor that will shape future developments in European welfare systems.

About the authors

Klaus Schubert is Professor of German Politics and Policy Field Analysis at the Institute of Political Science, University of Munster, Germany.

Paloma de Villota is Professor of Economic Policy at the Institute of Social Science and Economics, University Complutense, Madrid, Spain.

Johanna Kuhlmann is Research Assistant at the Institute of Political Science, University of Muenster, Germany.

Table of contents (36 chapters)

  • Recent Developments of European Welfare Systems: Multiple Challenges and Diverse Reactions

    Kuhlmann, Johanna (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

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  • Reforming the Austrian Welfare System: Facing Demographic and Economic Challenges in a Federal Welfare State

    Österle, August (et al.)

    Pages 11-35

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  • Belgium, or How Inertia Can Have Unexpected Benefits in Times of Crisis

    Marx, Ive (et al.)

    Pages 37-57

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  • The Welfare State in the Context of the Global Financial Crisis: Bulgaria—Between Financial Stability and Political Uncertainty

    Stoilova, Rumiana

    Pages 59-78

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  • The Cypriot Welfare State at a Time of Crisis

    Christou, Odysseas (et al.)

    Pages 79-104

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eBook 190,39 €
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Hardcover 229,00 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Challenges to European Welfare Systems
Editors
  • Klaus Schubert
  • Paloma de Villota
  • Johanna Kuhlmann
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07680-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07680-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-07679-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 863
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 173 illustrations in colour
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