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Welfare State Change: Towards a Third Way?

Jane Lewis and Rebecca Surender


This book explores the origins, content and consequences of Third Way social policy reform in the welfare systems of industrialized economies. It considers the extent to which Third Way ideology and institutional structures converge or vary in various national settings. The book is divided into three parts. Part I traces the political and historical development of the Third Way social policy agenda. Part II focuses on the areas central to restructuring welfare states. Part III discusses the meaning of a Third Way approach of social policy.

Keywords: Third Way, welfare state, social policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199266722
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199266727.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane Lewis, editor
Barnett Professor of Social Policy, University of Oxford
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Rebecca Surender, editor
University Lecturer in Social Policy and Social Work, University of Oxford
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