The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism

Author: Gosta Esping-Andersen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745666752
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Few discussions in modern social science have occupied as much attention as the changing nature of welfare states in western societies. Gosta Esping-Andersen, one of the most distinguished contributors to current debates on this issue, here provides a new analysis of the character and role of welfare states in the functioning of contemporary advanced western societies. Esping-Andersen distinguishes several major types of welfare state, connecting these with variations in the historical development of different western countries. Current economic processes, the author argues, such as those moving towards a post-industrial order, are not shaped by autonomous market forces but by the nature of states and state differences. Fully informed by comparative materials, this book will have great appeal to everyone working on issues of economic development and post-industrialism. Its audience will include students and academics in sociology, economics and politics.

Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism

Author: Valentin Marquardt
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638052168
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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject Sociology - Political Sociology, Majorities, Minorities, grade: 2, University of Tubingen, course: Comparative Research, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In this paper Esping-Andersen’s “The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism” will be illustrated followed by an discussion which is concerned with an empirical critique that refers to the number of welfare-state regimes Esping-Andersen suggests. Since the end of the 20th century, welfare states emerged in every industrialized society to protect its citizens against certain risks and disadvantages. The national differences of these social protection systems are admittedly considerable. This diversity has been ever since an issue for historical and social science and poses challenging questions: What are the differences of the different nation systems? Where do they come from – do they exist due to political, cultural or economic reasons? In 1990 Gøsta Esping-Andersen published “The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism” which became a milestone concerning the field of comparative welfare state research. Since the The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism was published, it is extremely difficult to find even one article on welfare states in which Esping-Andersen’s approach is not at least mentioned. Reams of reviews, articles, critiques and additions were composed. An issue that is discussed ever since and which is still a topic of controversial debates is the number of regime types which should be distinguished. As the title already shows, Esping-Andersen suggests three distinctive welfare-types, but his empirical argumentation in particular caused a debate concerning the actual number of types.

The Welfare State Reader

Author: Christopher Pierson
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745635563
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Includes 20 selections, reflecting the thinking and research in welfare state studies, these readings are organized around a series of debates - on welfare regimes, globalization, Europeanization, demographic change and political challenges.

The Real Worlds of Welfare Capitalism

Author: Robert E. Goodin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521596398
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This book traces how individuals have fared over ten years in each of the three principal types of welfare state. The authors argue that the social democratic welfare regime of the Netherlands outperforms the corporatist German regime and the liberal US regime on a range of measures.

The Welfare Regime Debate and Health Care Provision

Author: Janine Schildt
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640731239
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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject Politics - Political Theory and the History of Ideas Journal, grade: 1,7, Hertie School of Governance, language: English, abstract: The welfare regime typology of the Danish sociologist Goesta Esping-Andersen has become a modern social science classic and is widely used as a theoretical foundation for all kinds of research projects. However, his three-folded model differentiating regimes on the basis of welfare provision has also been challenged. Many studies have criticized Esping-Andersen for his non-acknowledgement of a Southern welfare regime including Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy (...). Historic circumstances have produced fragmented welfare states which provide partly extensive state-led services, e.g. in health care, but have very limited benefits in other areas. The question remains whether "the peculiarities of these cases are variations within a distinct overall logic [or] a wholly different logic per se," as Esping-Andersen (1999, p.90) has formulated it. Claire Bamba (2005) has challenged Esping-Andersen's welfare regime typology focusing on health care and identified two additional subcategories. Bamba argued that health care provision is a very distinguished feature of the welfare state and countries may follow a different logic in their health care services than they pursue in other branches of their welfare states (...). This paper argues that Southern countries can be included in Esping-Andersen's typology when looking at welfare areas independently and thus do not form an independent regime. The only clear difference they show is that their health care services and other areas of welfare state support follow different logics, which is also true for other countries such as the United Kingdom. Moreover, following Katrougalos (1996) it is argued that the distinctive features of Southern countries are based on the incompleteness of the development of their welfare states which have undergone consid

Welfare States in Transition

Author: Gøsta Esping-Andersen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446227634
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This wide-ranging comparative analysis of contemporary and future changes in welfare states looks at the different trajectories of the welfare states of Europe, North America, the Antipodes, and the emerging scenarios in Latin America, East Asia and Central and Eastern Europe. Leading experts on each of these regions examine the current structures of social protection, consider the causes of the current welfare state crisis and highlight evolving trends for welfare policy. Different welfare states are shown to manifest different forms of crisis. Among the symptoms of crisis, Welfare States in Transition suggests that the effect of popluation ageing is exaggerated, and an at least equally fundamental challenge lies in the revolution of the modern family and the changing economic role of women. The contributors are sceptical about the neo-liberal formula for reform, not only because it increases inequality but also because it does not address the growing need for an active social investment policy to ensure against entrapment in poverty or low-paid jobs.

Wohlfahrtsstaatenforschung G sta Esping Andersens The three worlds of welfare capitalism Widerspr chliche Theorie oder Meilenstein

Author: Nancy Fischer
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638475921
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Politik - Politische Theorie und Ideengeschichte, Note: 1,7, Universität Leipzig (Institut für Politikwissenschaft Leipzig), Veranstaltung: Seminar "Strukturprobleme bei Wohlfahrtsstaaten im Vergleich", 7 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Der deutsche Sozialstaat steckt in der Krise. Diese These – von ihrer Gültigkeit einmal abgesehen – wird in Deutschland seit einigen Jahren heftig diskutiert. Bereits 1997 veröffentlichte Franz-Xaver Kaufmann das Buch „Herausforderungen an den Sozialstaat“, welches sich intensiv mit den – und darauf legt Kaufmann besonderen Wert – unterschiedlichen Ursachen dieser Krise auseinandersetzt. Da werden die Folgen der Globalisierung als Verursacher der Krise benannt, an anderer Stelle wird Deutschland als schlechter Standort angeprangert oder aber es sind die demografischen Veränderungen, die den deutschen Sozialstaat mehr und mehr in Bedrängnis geraten lassen. Kaufmann zeigt mit seinem Werk, das nach knapp einem Jahrzehnt zwar an Aktualität, nicht aber an Relevanz eingebüßt hat, eindeutig die Entwicklung des deutschen Sozialstaats auf. Auf die Frage, was denn nun in Deutschland falsch gemacht wird, könnte fast zeitgleich die nächste folgen: Was machen andere Länder besser? Einfach gefragt: Was haben die, was wir nicht haben? Um eine Antwort darauf zu erhalten, braucht es einige theoretische Grundlagen. Das Schlüsselwort lautet „Vergleichende Wohlfahrtsstaatsforschung“ – die Wissenschaft, die sich mit den verschiedenen Theorien zum Vergleich von Wohlfahrtsstaaten beschäftigt. Als klassische Referenz wird hier der Vertreter Gøsta Esping-Andersen gesehen. Seine Theorie zum Vergleich von Wohlfahrtsstaaten, die sogenannten „Three worlds of welfare capitalism“, führt allerdings zu einer zu rationalen und deshalb mangelhaften Einteilung in die verschiedenen Typen von Wohlfahrtsstaaten. Zu Beginn soll aufgezeigt werden, warum Vergleiche zwischen Wohlfahrtsstaaten überhaupt notwendig sind. Der wichtigste Vertreter und seine Theorien – Gøsta Esping-Andersen – wird im Anschluss vorgestellt. Parallel dazu sollen auch seine Kritiker zu Wort kommen. Am Schluss meiner Ausführungen folgt ein Fazit, das die oben angeführte These erneut aufgreift. Am Ende dieser Arbeit soll keine Antwort darauf geben werden, warum der schwedische Wohlfahrtsstaat ein soviel besserer zu seien scheint als der deutsche oder was die Briten gegenüber den Dänen hinsichtlich ihrer sozialpolitischen Maßnahmen noch für Nachholbedarf haben. Vielmehr geht es um die Basics – um die Grundlagen, die Politik-, Sozial- oder Wirtschaftswissenschaftlern beim Anstellen eines Vergleichs zwischen Sozialstaaten helfen sollen.

Welfare States in Transition

Author: Gøsta Esping-Andersen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761950486
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This wide-ranging comparative analysis of contemporary and future changes in welfare states looks at the different trajectories of the welfare states of Europe, North America, the Antipodes, and the emerging scenarios in Latin America, East Asia and Central and Eastern Europe. Leading experts on each of these regions examine the current structures of social protection, consider the causes of the current welfare state crisis and highlight evolving trends for welfare policy. Different welfare states are shown to manifest different forms of crisis. Among the symptoms of crisis, Welfare States in Transition suggests that the effect of popluation ageing is exaggerated, and an at least equally fundamental challenge lies in