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The Origins of Active Social PolicyLabour Market and Childcare Policies in a Comparative Perspective$
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Giuliano Bonoli

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199669769

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669769.001.0001

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Explaining the Emergence of Active Social Policy

Explaining the Emergence of Active Social Policy

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(p.47) 4 Explaining the Emergence of Active Social Policy
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The Origins of Active Social Policy
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Giuliano Bonoli

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669769.003.0004

The objective of this chapter is to put forwarda range of hypotheses capable ofaccounting for the observed patter of development of active social policies, observed in Chapter 3. It relies essentially on existing scholarship, by adapting theories developed to explain the expansion or the retrenchment of Western welfare states to the current reorientation movement. The chapter discusses different hypotheses on the theoretical level, leaving for later the question of how well they fit with empirically observed developments.

Keywords:   active social policy, welfare state theory, active labour market policy, childcare

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