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The Self‐Transformation of the European Social Model(s)

Anton Hemerijck

in Why We Need a New Welfare State

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780199256433
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599170 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199256438.003.0006
The Self‐Transformation of the European Social Model(s)

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This chapter addresses the kinds of policies that are feasible and fair in instituting new welfare state models in Europe, given the existing large differences in welfare state design and decision‐making structures across Europe. These differences are discussed, and the characteristics of the different models outlined. Further sections of the chapter discuss bounded innovation in the welfare state, and deepening social Europe through open coordination.

Keywords: Europe; innovation; models; reform; social policy; welfare state

Chapter.  16107 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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