The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780198828389

Daniel Beland; Kimberly J. Morgan; Herbert Obinger; Christopher Pierson
1024 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Oct 2021
Oxford Handbooks
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This is the comprehensively-revised second edition of a volume that was welcomed at its first appearance as 'the most authoritative survey and critique of the welfare state yet published'. Its fifty-one chapters have been written by acknowledged experts in the field from across Europe, Australia, and North America. Some chapters are brand new; all have been systematically revised, and they are right up to date. The first seven sections of the book cover the themes of Ethics, History, Approaches, Inputs and Actors, Policies, Policy Outcomes, and Worlds of Welfare. A final chapter is devoted to the future of welfare and well-being under the imperatives of climate change. Every chapter is written in a way that is both comprehensive and succinct, introducing the novice reader to the essentials of what is going on while providing new insights for the more experienced researcher. Wherever appropriate, the handbook brings the very latest empirical evidence to bear. It is a book that is thoroughly comparative in every way. The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State, second edition, is a comprehensible and comprehensive survey of everything that it is important to know about the welfare state in these troubled times. It is an indispensable source for everyone who wants to know what is really going on now, and what is likely to happen next.


1 Daniel Beland, Kimberly Morgan, Herbert Obinger, and Christopher Pierson: Introduction
Part I: Philosophical Justifications and Critiques of the Welfare State
2 Stuart White: Ethics
3 Christopher Pierson and Matthieu Leimgruber: Intellectual Roots
4 Gerda Hooijer and Desmond King: The Critics of Welfare: From Neoliberalism to Populsm
Part II: History
5 Stein Kuhnle and Anne Sander: The Emergence of the Western Welfare State
6 Frank Nullmeier and Franz-Xaver Kaufmann: Post-War Welfare State Development: The 'Golden Age'
7 Anton Hemerijk and Stefano Ronchi: Recent Developments: Social Investment Reform in the 21st Century
Part III: Approaches
8 Edwin Amenta and Alexander Hicks: Research Methods
9 Willem Adema and Peter Whiteford: Public and Private Social Welfare
10 Daniel Beland and Kimberly Morgan: Governance
11 Julian L. Garritzmann, Silja Hausermann, and Bruno Palier: Social Investment
12 Mary Daly: Families, State, and Markets
13 Einar Overbye: Disciplinary Perspectives on Welfare States
Part IV: Inputs and Actors
14 Jan Zutavern & Martin Kohli: Needs and Risks in the Welfare State
15 Torben Iversen: Democracy and Capitalism
16 Bernhard Ebbinghaus: Unions and Employers
17 Manfred G. Schmidt: Parties
18 Ellen M. Immergut: Political Institutions
19 Staffan Kumlin, Achim Goerres, and Dennis C. Spies: Public Attitudes
20 Ann Shola Orloff and Marie Laperriere: Gender
21 Kees Van Kersbergen and Philip Manow: Religion
22 Simone Scarpa, Stephen Castles, and Carl-Ulrik Schierup: Migration and Ethnic Minorities
23 Manfred G. Schmidt: European and National Social Policy
24 Klaus Armingeon: Intergovernmental Organizations
25 Duane Swank: Globalization
Part V: Policies
26 Herbert Obinger: Social Expenditure and Welfare State Financing
27 Karin Gottschall nad Markus Tepe: The Welfare State as Employer
28 Karl Hinrichs and Julia F. Lynch: Old-Age Pensions
29 Heinz Rothgang: Health
30 August Österle and Heinz Rothgang: Long-Term Care
31 Olli Kangas: Work Accident and Sickness Benefits
32 Mark Priestley: Disability
33 Ola Sjoberg, Joakim Palme, and Eero Carroll: Unemployment Insurance
34 Lane Kenworthy: Employment Promotion
35 Patrick Emmenegger and Paul Marx: The Regulation of Employment
36 Thomas Bahle and Claus Wendt: Social Assistance
37 Naomi Finch and Jonathan Bradshaw: Family Benefits and Services
38 Tony Fahey and Michelle Norris: Housing
39 Marius R. Busemeyer and Rita Nikolai: Education
Part VI: Policy Outcomes
40 John D. Stephens: The Social Rights of Citizenship
41 Peter Saunders: Inequality and Poverty
42 Christopher Pierson and Isabela Mares: Macroeconomic Outcomes
43 Jennifer Hook and Leah Ruppanner: Gendered Outcomes
44 Jonah D. Levy: Welfare Retrenchment
Part VII: World of Welfare
45 Philip Manow: Models of the Welfare State
46 Mikko Kautto and Kati Kuitto: The Nordic Countries
47 Bruno Palier: Continental Western Europe
48 Maurizio Ferrara: The South European Countries
49 Christoper Pierson and Francis G. Castles: The English-Speaking Countries
50 Linda J. Cook and Tomasz Inglot: Central and Eastern European Countries
51 Ian Gough: From Welfare State to Planetary Wellbeing

About the author: 

Daniel Beland is Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and James McGill Professor in the Department of Political Science at McGill University. A specialist of comparative fiscal and social policy, he has published 20 books and more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals. ; Kimberly J. Morgan is Professor of Political Science at George Washington University. Her work examines the politics shaping public policies, with particular interests in migration and social welfare. She is the author Working Mothers and the Welfare State: Religion and the Politics of Work-Family Policy in Western Europe and the United States (Stanford University Press, 2006) and The Delegated Welfare State: Medicare, Markets, and the Governance of American Social Policy (OUP, 2011), and co-editor of several volumes, including The Many Hands of the State: Theorizing Political Authority and Social Control (Cambridge University Press, 2017). ; Herbert Obinger is a Professor of Comparative Public and Social Policy at the University of Bremen. He has published widely on the historical development of the welfare state in advanced democracies and comparative political economy.; Chris Pierson is Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Nottingham. His work covers the inter-related themes of property, social democracy and the welfare state. His Beyond the Welfare State (1991) remains one of the most widely-cited books in the field.

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