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Federalism and decentralization in European health and social care

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Greer, Scott, eds. (2012) Federalism and decentralization in European health and social care. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230285248

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Abstract

This book integrates two disciplines- economics and political science- to map the past, present and future of the territorial allocation of authority in the decentralized big countries of Western Europe. By comparing different states, attention is drawn to the interesting similarities and differences that exist in the health and social case policies of varying countries in Europe. The result is an analysis that highlights the ubiquity of territorial politics and the necessarily territorial nature of many health and social care policies. By clarifying assumptions that economists, political scientists and practitioners have often introduced into their analyses of decentralization and the allocation of authority in health, this book brings to the fore theoretical discussions from second generation fiscal federalism and new politics of the welfare state alongside both quantitative and qualitative empirical evidence of different European countries that differ widely in institutional design and historical inertias.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.palgrave.com/home/index.asp
Additional Information: © 2012 Macmillan Publishers Limited
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2012 09:52
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/47241/

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