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Governing Europe$
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Jack Hayward and Anand Menon

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199250158

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199250154.001.0001

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Recasting European Welfare States

Recasting European Welfare States

(p.346) 20 Recasting European Welfare States
Governing Europe

Maurizio Ferrera

Anton Hemerijck

Martin Rhodes (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

The chapter presents, in synthesis form, some key elements of what is now understood about welfare regimes, their respective pathologies of development, their current paths of reform, and the challenges that still confront them. The first section examines welfare state performance thematically, focusing on employment, the scale and shape of social security systems, and distributive outcomes. The second section takes Europe’s four welfare regimes (those of Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, continental Europe and Southern Europe) and analyses their respective strengths and vulnerabilities. The conclusion considers where the literature on welfare states is likely to go in the future.

Keywords:   Britain, continental Europe, development, distributive outcomes, employment, Europe, European welfare states, reform, Scandinavia, social security systems, Southern Europe, United Kingdom, welfare regimes, welfare state performance, welfare states

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