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Conservative Corporatist Welfare States and the Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion

Diane Sainsbury

in Welfare States and Immigrant Rights

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199654772
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744747 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654772.003.0009
Conservative Corporatist Welfare States and the Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion

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Chapter 9 initially deals with the politics of inclusion and exclusion in France and subsequently in Germany. In France an integral facet of the extension of immigrants' social rights involved gaining eligibility to national minimum benefits. In Germany negotiated policies have resulted in a fusion of inclusive and exclusionary measures affecting immigrants' social rights. Immigration legislation and policy dimensions of the incorporation regime have become increasingly important in regulating the social rights of newcomers in both countries. The concluding section compares the politics of rights extension and contraction in the two countries, highlighting contrasts. The first contrast is between their policy responses to the defects of the Bismarckian system of social protection. The second contrast elucidates the importance of the territorial dimension in the rights contraction process.

Keywords: France; minimum benefits; Germany; incorporation regime; bismarckian model; territorial dimension

Chapter.  13675 words. 

Subjects: Political Economy

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