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Title Social policy in an era of competition : from global to local perspectives / edited by Dan Horsfall and John Hudson
Published Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2017


Description 1 online resource (ix, 259 pages) : illustrations
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. One Global competition as the context for welfare -- One. The competition state thesis in a comparative perspective: the evolution of a thesis / Dan Horsfall -- Two. Changing labour markets, changing welfare across the OECD: the move towards a social investment model of welfare as a response to competition / John Hudson -- Three. From social regulation of competition to competition as social regulation: transformations in the socioeconomic governance of the European Union / Theo Papadopoulos -- Four. Housing and mortgage markets in the everyday: how globalisation came home / Stuart Lowe -- pt. Two The impact of intensifed competition on local governance -- Five. Delivering fuel poverty objectives within the context of globalised energy markets / Carolyn Snell -- Six. Exporting healthcare services: a comparative discussion of the UK, Turkey and South Korea / Neil Lunt -- Seven. Global competitiveness and the rescaling of welfare: rescaling downwards while competing outwards? / John Hudson -- pt. Three The reframing of welfare discourses in an era of competition -- Eight. Rewriting the contract? Conditionality, welfare reform and the rights and responsibilities of disabled people / Peter Dwyer -- Nine. Global Vulnerabilities': new configurations of competition in the era of conditionality? / Kate Brown -- Ten. Convergence of government ideology in an era of global competition: an empirical analysis using comparative manifesto data / Stefan Kuhner -- Eleven. Crisis, austerity, competitiveness and growth: new pathologies of the welfare state / Zoe Irving -- pt. Four Conclusions -- Twelve. Conclusion: social policy in an era of competition / John Hudson
Summary Welfare states globally have been subjected to reform agendas that have stressed economic competitiveness but how has global competition reshaped welfare states in practice? Providing a new cross-national and international narrative, this text captures the complexity of social policy reform process that has taken place over the past 25 years. Drawing on data relating to multiple countries, the work examines global, cross-national and local cases in order to shed light on the impact of international forces on social policy. The text addresses major theoretical debates about the direction of welfare state reform processes across the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and beyond, offering empirically rooted analyses of change and new perspectives on the impact of global competition on social policy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-239) and index
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Subject Social policy.
Public Policy
public policy.
Social policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Horsfall, Daniel, editor
Hudson, John, 1972- editor.
ISBN 1447326296