Development and Crisis of the Welfare State: Parties and Policies in Global Markets

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University of Chicago Press, 2001 - 416 Seiten
Evelyne Huber and John D. Stephens offer the most systematic examination to date of the origins, character, effects, and prospects of generous welfare states in advanced industrial democracies in the post—World War II era. They demonstrate that prolonged government by different parties results in markedly different welfare states, with strong differences in levels of poverty and inequality. Combining quantitative studies with historical qualitative research, the authors look closely at nine countries that achieved high degrees of social protection through different types of welfare regimes: social democratic states, Christian democratic states, and "wage earner" states. In their analysis, the authors emphasize the distribution of influence between political parties and labor movements, and also focus on the underestimated importance of gender as a basis for mobilization.

Building on their previous research, Huber and Stephens show how high wages and generous welfare states are still possible in an age of globalization and trade competition.
 

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Introduction
1
OUTLINE OF THE ARGUMENT
3
METHODOLOGICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
8
THEORETICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
9
Theoretical Framework and Methodological Approach
14
METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH
32
The Development of Welfare States Quantitative Evidence
39
HYPOTHESIS
40
Welfare State Retrenchment Quantitative Evidence
202
DATA AND METHODS
203
RESULTS
206
CONCLUSION
219
The Politics of Welfare States after the Golden Age A Comparative Historical Analysis
222
CHANGES IN THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY AND DOMESTIC SOCIAL STRUCTURES AND THEIR EFFECTS
223
THE NORDIC SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC WELFARE STATES
241
THE NORTHERN CONTINENTAL CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC WELFARE STATES
265

OPERATIONALIZATIONS
50
ANALYTIC TECHNIQUES
62
RESULTS
66
CONCLUSION
79
Welfare State and Production Regimes
85
WELFARE STATE AND PRODUCTION REGIMES
86
THE PERFORMANCE OF REGIMES
105
CONCLUSION
110
The Development of Welfare States and Production Regimes in the Golden Age A Comparative Historical Analysis
113
PATHS TO THE NORDIC WELFARE STATE
115
THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC WELFARE STATES OF NORTHERN EUROPE
144
THE ANTIPODEAN WAGE EARNER WELFARE STATES
169
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
181
THE ANTIPODES
286
THE IMPACT OF RETRENCHMENT
299
CONCLUSION
300
Conclusion
312
SPECULATION AND PRESCRIPTION
323
CONTRIBUTIONS TO THEORIES OF THE WELFARE STATE
331
CONTRIBUTIONS TO THEORIES OF THE STATE
337
Appendix
347
Notes
369
References
385
Index
409
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Über den Autor (2001)

Evelyne Huber is the Morehead Alumni Distinguished Professor of Political Science and John D. Stephens is the Gerhard E. Lenski, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Their book Capitalist Development and Democracy, coauthored with Dietrich Rueschemeyer, won the American Sociology Association's Political Sociology Section Outstanding Book Award.

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