A collection of essays explores the origins and consequences of retrenchment in European and American welfare states
Remaking the Welfare State
Retrenchment and Social Policy in America and Europe
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edited by Michael K. Brown
The 1980s have witnessed attempts in various Western countries to reduce the scale of welfare spending. This collection of essays explores the origins and consequences of retrenchment in European and American welfare states. The essays address two questions: To what extent has the welfare state really unraveled? And what has happened to the underlying political support for the welfare state? In answering these questions, the contributors find that the welfare state is more deeply institutionalized than many observes anticipated and that the bases of political support have changed.
1. Remaking the Welfare State: A Comparative Perspective Michael K. Brown
Michael K. Brown is Associate Professor of Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Contributors: Richard Cloward, William Darity Jr., Roger Friedland, Barbara Gottschalk, Peter Gottschalk, J. David Greenstone, Andrew Hacker, Jost Halfmann, Joel Krieger, Andrei S. Markovits, Enzo Mingione, Samuel Myers Jr., Frances Fox Piven, George Ross, Jimy Sanders, Wendy Sarvasy, Steven Rathger Smith, Deborah A. Stone, and the editor.