Changing welfare states

The Adaptive Capacities of Welfare StatesThe welfare state as financial crisis casualty?Beyond economic disembeddednessThe social politics of the economic crisisOutline of the bookThe 'New Politics' of the Welfare State RevisitedModern welfare provision is more than social insuranceA short history of profound social reformTowards social investment?From fighting unemployment to raising labour market participationTowards capacitating social servicesFrom 'freedom from want' to 'freedom to act'The imperative of open institutionalismBeyond frozen welfare statesChallenges to Twenty-First Century Social Policy ProvisionThe predicament of early twenty-first century welfare provisionAccelerated economic internationalizationPost-industrial labour markets, family, and gender role changeShift to servicesFamily and gender role changeThe staying power of 'old risk' social insurance pre-commitmentsIntensified European integrationThe rise of national welfare chauvinismConclusionWelfare Recalibration as Social LearningExplaining welfare state changeThe rise of institutional analysis in comparative welfare state researchMechanisms of gradual institutional changeThe power of transformative ideasWelfare recalibration as open institutionalismFunctional recalibrationNormative recalibrationInstitutional recalibrationDistributive recalibrationThe interactive politics of recalibrationBeyond methodological nationalismConclusionThree Waves of Transformative Welfare State ChangeIntroductionUniversal social security and the stability imperativeKeynesian economic policy analysis and Beveridgean social insuranceClass compromiseEmbedded liberalismThe golden age miracle and the quest for stabilityWelfare growth to limits and the challenge of flexibilityNeoclassical economics, neoliberal politics, and negative state theoryThe OECD Jobs StudySingle market, EMU, and activation through social pactsNeoliberalism in the balanceThe social investment turnWhy We Need a New Welfare StateCapacitating solidarityThe economics of social investmentLisbon promises keptConclusionWelfare Recalibration in MotionThe adaptive capacities of European welfare statesClassifying welfare states in the expanded EUNordic 'dual-earner' post-industrialismAnglo-Irish 'Third Ways'Reversing the Continental syndrome of 'welfare without work'Modernizing progress and its setbacks across Southern EuropeRecalibrating work and welfare in Europe's new Member StatesConclusionWelfare Perfomance at a GlanceInescapable trade-offs, tragic trilemmas, or positive synergies?Macroeconomic performance, social spending, and distributionEmployment performance, gender, age, and labour market governanceEmploymentGenderOlder workersUnemploymentEmployment policy and labour market regulationSocial investment, robust families, and training and educationSocial investment spendingRobust familiesEducational attainment and trainingSocial investment and redistributionNotesEscaping the Double Bind of Social EuropeThe growing pains of a political unionBeyond the double bind of social EuropeThe social ambitions of the Treaty of RomeThe Treaty of Rome: an 'ever closer union'National Crisis Management and Anglo-Irish EnlargementThe primacy of the Single MarketSouthern enlargementSocial CharterHow much 'negative integration'?Social policy as a 'productive factor' and the Lisbon AgendaAmsterdam TreatyThe Lisbon Strategy and the Open Method of CoordinationAn EU welfare backlash?Europe 2020 and the Lisbon TreatyA viable 'nest' for Social EuropeStress-Testing Welfare Regimes, Once AgainA cascade of three crisesCrisis diagnostics and aftershock alertLax financial regulationLoose monetary policyGlobal imbalancesWeakened safety netsAcademic failureAftershocksRevisiting the Keynesian momentTowards pre-emptive austerityDelayed Mediterranean pension and labour market reformAnglo-Irish retrenchmentContinental modernization consolidationThe upkeep of Nordic social investmentNew Member States heterogeneityEuro(pe) at a crossroadsEMU design failureConclusionIn Defence of Affordable Social InvestmentSocial investment in jeopardy?Welfare reform is difficult, but it happens—lessons learntSocial investment evidenceSocial investment synergiesChild-centred social investment strategyHuman capital investment pushFlexicure labour markets for allReconciling work and family lifeLater and flexible retirementMigration and integration through education and participationMinimum income support and capacitating service provisionSustainable financing and taxationReinforcing institutional capabilitiesThe imperative of social investment policy coherenceSocial investment as a common languageEmbedding social investment in EU economic governanceEurobondsStructural funds to support social investmentTowards social investment public accountsEmbattled social progressBibliography
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