After Austerity: Welfare State Transformation in Europe by Peter Taylor-Gooby,Benjamin Leruth,Heejung Chung

By Peter Taylor-Gooby,Benjamin Leruth,Heejung Chung

eu welfare states are present process profound swap, pushed through globalization, technical adjustments, and inhabitants getting older. extra instantly, the aftermath of the good Recession and extraordinary degrees of immigration have imposed extra pressures. This booklet examines welfare nation modifications throughout a consultant diversity of eu international locations and on the ecu point, and considers most probably new instructions in social coverage. It reports the dominant neo-liberal
austerity reaction and discusses social funding, fightback, welfare chauvinism, and protectionism.

It argues that the category solidarities and cleavages that formed the improvement of welfare states aren't any longer strong. Tensions surrounding divisions among young and old, men and women, immigrants and denizens, and among the winners in a brand new, extra aggressive, international and people who believe left in the back of have gotten progressively extra very important. ecu international locations have entered a interval of political instability and this can be mirrored in coverage instructions. Austerity predominates approximately all over, but
patterns of social funding, protectionism, neo-Keynesian intervention, and fightback fluctuate among nations. the amount establish parts of convergence and distinction in ecu welfare kingdom futures during this updated examine - crucial interpreting to know the speed and instructions of
change.

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