German Social Policy

Social Policy in the Federal Republic of Germany

The Constitution of the Social

Authors: Zacher, Hans F.

  • In-depth analysis of post-war social policies in Germany since 1945
  • Unique analysis of the German post-war welfare state from the point of view of constitutional law
  • Unique analysis of the international references of the German post-war welfare state
  • Unique analysis of the normative foundations of the German post-war welfare state
  • Unique analysis of the "social" as the driver of social policy
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This book investigates the history of the post-war welfare state in Germany and its normative foundations, with special emphasis on constitutional issues. The author, formerly Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Social Law, Munich, and President of the Max-Planck-Society, argues that social policy – not only in Germany – is about struggles over the “social”. The “social” is an open and changing concept that reflects the modern quest for equality, voiced in semantics like justice, participation, inclusion and security. The “social” and the “social state” (the German term for welfare state) are enshrined in the German Constitution of 1949, the Grundgesetz. The book sets out the phases of welfare state development in depth. Social policies are analyzed in view of wider contexts, especially the nation state, the rule of law (Rechtsstaat), federalism and democracy. The author emphasizes the dialectics between the national character of the welfare state and its manifold international references.

About the authors

Hans F. Zacher is Director emeritus of the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Social Law, Munich. He is a former President of the Max-Planck-Society and has been awarded honorary doctorates and prizes. He is also Honorary President of the German Association for Social Law.

Lutz Leisering, the Editor, is Professor for Social Policy and Director at the Institute for World Society studies, University of Bielefeld. He took his Ph.D. at the London School of Economics. He has published widely on European and global social policy.

Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • Nation State and Social Policy: An Ideational and Political History

    Leisering, Lutz

    Pages 1-22

  • Social Policy in the Federal Republic of Germany: The Constitution of the Social

    Zacher, Hans F.

    Pages 23-424

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  • ISBN 978-3-642-43165-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Policy in the Federal Republic of Germany
Book Subtitle
The Constitution of the Social
Authors
Series Title
German Social Policy
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-22525-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-22525-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-22524-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43165-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 442
Additional Information
Translated from the German. Originally published as: "Geschichte der Sozialpolitik in Deutschland seit 1945" by Nomos Publishers, 2001.
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