Book

The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

Edited by Francis G. Castles, Stephan Leibfried, Jane Lewis, Herbert Obinger and Christopher Pierson

Volume 1, issue Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199579396
Published online September 2010 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199579396.001.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations

The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

Show Summary Details

Preview

The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State is the authoritative and definitive guide to the contemporary welfare state. In nearly fifty newly-written articles, scholars offer an account of everything one needs to know about the modern welfare state. The text is divided into eight sections. It opens with three articles that evaluate the philosophical case for (and against) the welfare state. Surveys of the welfare state's history and of the approaches taken to its study are followed by four extended sections, which offer an in-depth survey of current state of knowledge across the whole range of issues that the welfare state embraces. The first of these sections looks at inputs and actors (including the roles of parties, unions, and employers), the impact of gender and religion, patterns of migration and a changing public opinion, the role of international organisations and the impact of globalisation. The next two sections cover policy inputs (in areas such as pensions, health care, disability, care of the elderly, unemployment, and labour market activation) and their outcomes (in terms of inequality and poverty, macroeconomic performance, and retrenchment). The seventh section surveys welfare state experience around the globe (and not just within the OECD). Two final articles consider questions about the global future of the welfare state.

Keywords: welfare state; parties; unions; employers; gender; religion; migration; public opinion; international organisations; globalisation

Book.  912 pages. 

Subjects: Politics

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »


Table of Contents

Introduction in The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

Article

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Ethics in The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

Article

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Intellectual Roots in The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

Article

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Critics and Beyond in The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

Article

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

The Emergence of the Western Welfare State in The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

Article

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Post‐War Welfare State Development in The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

Article

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Research Methods in The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

Article

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Public and Private Social Welfare in The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

Article

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Families versus State and Market in The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

Article

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Disciplinary Perspectives in The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

Article

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

See all items in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.