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Institutions, ideas and learning in welfare state change: labour market reforms in Germany

Fleckenstein, Timo ORCID: 0000-0002-0154-7644 (2011) Institutions, ideas and learning in welfare state change: labour market reforms in Germany. New Perspectives in German Political Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230243279

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Institutions, Ideas and Learning in Welfare State Change investigates the transformation of German labour market policy, showing that Germany has departed from the conservative-corporatist path of welfare. This development started with the conservative-liberal Kohl government in the mid-1990s, and was accelerated by the Red-Green alliance of Chancellor Schröder (1998-2005). That Social Democrats, with the Agenda 2010 and the Hartz Legislation in particular, continued on the trajectory of welfare restructuring and retrenchment caused much surprise amongst comparative social policy circles. This book demonstrates how policy learning transformed the ideational underpinnings of the labour market policy of the German 'social insurance state' and fostered the rise of the new welfare paradigm of activation.

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 2011 The author
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
JEL classification: H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies > H53 - Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J4 - Particular Labor Markets > J48 - Public Policy
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2011 13:12
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 12:57

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