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

Fleckenstein, Timo (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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Abstract

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
Official URL: http://www.palgrave.com/
Additional Information: © 2011 The author
Library of Congress subject classification: 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)
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: 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
Sets: Departments > Social Psychology
Collections > Economists Online
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Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2011 13:12
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/38419/

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