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Social cohesion and welfare states : from fragmentation to social peace

Title
Social cohesion and welfare states : from fragmentation to social peace / edited by Christopher Lloyd and Matti Hannikainen.
ISBN
9781138587540
1138587540
9781032235004
1032235004
9780429503870
9780429995200
9780429995217
Publication
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2022.
Copyright Notice Date
©2022
Physical Description
ix, 220 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.
Summary
"Aiming to go beyond reiterating the stereotypical narrative of the rise of welfare states, this interdisciplinary book examines the long-run historical processes of the development of the welfare state. It focuses on the complex political, social, economic and institutional transformations which give rise to these peaceful and cohesive societies. Welfare is crucial to the story of peaceful social integration and this book explores and explains this vital connection, taking a non-linear view of the history of moving from fragmentation to peace with comprehensive welfare institutions. Chapters collectively focus on three central areas: (a) types of socio-political fragmentation, (b) the interconnection of social, political, and economic forces that led to the institutionalisation of integrationist processes and policies (including re-distributional welfare systems), and (c) how this new institutional development helped achieve, or failed to achieve, social peace and welfare. The international panel of expert contributors provide case studies from a rich variety of country contexts, including Germany, South Africa, the Netherlands, Austria, and the Nordic Countries. This thought-provoking collection of essays is well suited for advanced students and researchers in social history, economic history, political economy and social policy"-- Provided by publisher.
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ebook version :
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
March 27, 2023
Series
Perspectives in economic and social history.
Perspectives in economic and social history
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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