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The Welfare State in Post-Industrial Society

A Global Perspective

Authors: Powell, Jason L., Hendricks, Jon

  • Applies key themes in changing welfare states to a vast array of countries
  • Establishes criteria for global cross-analysis and cross-comparison
  • Identifies key challenges that affect each country and analyzes how they have been addressed
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In recent years, major social forces such as: aging populations, social trends, migration patterns, and the globalization of economies, have reshaped social welfare policies and practices across the globe. Multinational corporations, NGOs, and other international organizations have begun to influence social policy at a national and local level. Among the many ramifications of these changes is that globalizing influences may hinder the ability of individual nation-states to effect policies that are beneficial to them on a local level. With contributions from different countries worldwide, this collected work represents the first major comparative analysis on the effect of globalization on the international welfare state.

The Welfare State in Post-Industrial Society is divided into two major sections: the first draws from a number of leading social welfare researchers from diverse countries who point to the nation-state as case studies; highlighting how it goes about establishing and revising social welfare provisions. The second portion of the volume then moves to a more global perspective in its analysis and questioning of the impact of globalisation on citizenship and marketization.

A unique aspect of the volume is that all authors participated in an iterative process to identify a series of consensus themes that each author was then asked to integrate into their chapters as they were relevant.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • The Welfare State in Post-industrial Society: The Lay of the Land

    Hendricks, Jon (Joe) (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Social Quality in Post-industrial Societies: The Growth of Migrant Remittances in International Social Welfare

    Berman, Yitzhak (et al.)

    Pages 19-39

  • Aging in Post-industrial Societies: Intergenerational Conflict and Solidarity

    Dumas, Alex (et al.)

    Pages 41-56

  • Social Welfare, Aging, and Globalization in a Post-industrial Society

    Phillipson, Chris

    Pages 57-70

  • In Search of a New Welfare State in Europe: An International Perspective

    Hemerijck, Anton

    Pages 71-98

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0065-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8306-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Welfare State in Post-Industrial Society
Book Subtitle
A Global Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0066-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0066-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0065-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8306-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 375
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