Read While You Wait - Get immediate ebook access, if available*, when you order a print book

Global Dynamics of Social Policy
Open Access This content is freely available online to anyone, anywhere at any time.

Governing Social Protection in the Long Term

Social Policy and Employment Relations in Australia and New Zealand

Authors: Ramia, Gaby

Free Preview
  • - Makes the case for a more holistic concept of social protection that gives equal weight to both social security/welfare and employment relations/industrial relations- Analyses how  the international and local policy literatures portray Australia and New Zealand as social protection regimes in different periods- Traces developments to the present day and accounts for the hitherto separate literatures of employment relations and social policy, while also considering scholarship which is blind to the disciplinary divide.

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-030-42054-3
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-42053-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This open access book examines the comparative evolution of social protection in Australia and New Zealand from 1890 to the present day, focusing on the relationship between employment relations and social policy. Utilising longstanding and more recent developments in historical institutionalist methodology, Ramia investigates the relationship between these two policy domains in the context of social protection theory. He argues that treating employment relations as dynamic, and as inextricably intertwined with changes in the welfare state over time, allows for more accurate portrayal of similarity and difference in social protection.

 

The book will be of most interest to researchers, advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in social policy, employment relations, public policy, social and political history, and comparative politics.

 


About the authors

Gaby Ramia is Associate Professor in Public Policy at the University of Sydney, Australia, and Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest, Romania. 


Reviews

“Governing Social Protection in the Long Term stands as a pillar of comparative and historical analysis within the welfare state field. Gaby Ramia’s book is without doubt the single most important contribution to our understanding of the Australian and New Zealand welfare regimes since Castles’ Working Class and Welfare in 1985. What is particularly impressive is Ramia’s ability to tease out the historical interplay – or dialects if you wish – between changes in the world of employment and in social policy. This is a must-read book for any serious social policy scholar.” — Professor Gosta Esping-Andersen, University of Pompeu Fabra, Spain

 

“This book sheds important historical and cross-national comparative light on the development trajectories of two often-misunderstood welfare regimes – Australia and New Zealand. It is a must-read for anyone excited about the past, present and future of social policy.” — Professor Nicola Yeates, The Open University, UK


“Here, Gaby Ramia rethinks the evolving relationship of work and welfare in Australia and New Zealand and suggests new ways of approaching the history of social protection. This illuminating and richly contextualised account will be valuable not only to students of political and policy history, but also to other social scientists interested in the complex story of divergence and convergence that characterises industrial relations and social welfare in these two antipodean democracies.” — Professor Frank Bongiorno, Australian National University, Australia

 

 “The social protection and employment regimes of Australia and New Zealand have long been recognised as ‘special’.   In this carefully-crafted historical and comparative analysis, Gaby Ramia bring us a wealth of new insights into this special relationship, showing us how these two cases have changed through time, and diverged quite as much as they have overlapped.  It is essential reading for those who want to understand how the relationship between employment and welfare regimes really works.” — Professor Chris Pierson, University of Nottingham, UK

 

“Australia and New Zealand remain terra incognita for most welfare scholars, despite their pioneering social policies. Gaby Ramia charts the evolution of their welfare states and, critically, their interaction with and dependence on their employment systems. He thus usually updates and amends Francis Castles original mapping of the Antipodes.” — Professor Herman Schwartz, University of Virgina. USA

 

“In this concise book, Gaby Ramia explores the relationship between social policy and employment relations in Australia and New Zealand. His historically grounded and theoretically informed comparative analysis draws attention to the importance of employment relations for social policy development. This excellent book is must read for students of social policy in Australia and New Zealand and for comparative policy scholars interested in the interface between social policy and employment relations.” — Professor Daniel Béland, McGill University, Canada

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Governing the Work–Welfare Relationship

    Pages 1-39

    Ramia, Gaby

  • A Relationship Dominated by Employment Relations

    Pages 41-85

    Ramia, Gaby

  • Consolidating the Relationship

    Pages 87-122

    Ramia, Gaby

  • Complicating the Relationship

    Pages 123-156

    Ramia, Gaby

  • Restructuring the Relationship

    Pages 157-198

    Ramia, Gaby

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-030-42054-3
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-42053-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Governing Social Protection in the Long Term
Book Subtitle
Social Policy and Employment Relations in Australia and New Zealand
Authors
Series Title
Global Dynamics of Social Policy
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42054-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42054-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-42053-6
Series ISSN
2661-8672
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 281
Topics

*immediately available upon purchase as print book shipments may be delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis. ebook access is temporary and does not include ownership of the ebook. Only valid for books with an ebook version. Springer Reference Works are not included.