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The Routledge International Handbook to Welfare State Systems

Edited by: Christian Aspalter

Print publication date:  January  2017
Online publication date:  January  2017

Print ISBN: 9781472449306
eBook ISBN: 9781315613758
Adobe ISBN: 9781317041085

10.4324/9781315613758
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Developing countries may not have full-fledged welfare states like those we find in Europe, but certainly they have welfare state systems. For comparative social policy research the term "welfare state systems" has many advantages, as there are numerous different types/models of welfare state systems around the world. This path-breaking book, edited by Christian Aspalter, brings together leading experts to discuss social policy in 25 countries/regions around the world. From the most advanced welfare state systems in Scandinavia and Western Central Europe to the developing powers of Brazil, China, India, Russia, Mexico and Indonesia, each country-specific chapter provides a historical overview, discusses major characteristics of the welfare state system, analyzes country-specific problems, as well as critical current and future trends for further discussions, while also providing one additional major focal point/issue for greater in-depth analysis.

This book breaks new ground in ideal-typical welfare regime theory, identifying now in total 10 worlds of welfare capitalism. It provides broad perspectives on critical challenges which welfare state systems in the developing and developed world alike must address now and in the future. It will be of great interest to all scholars and students of social policy, social development, development and health economists, public policy, health policy, sociology, social work and social policy makers and administrators. This book is a reference book for researchers and social policy administrators; it can also serve as a textbook for courses on comparative social policy, international social policy and international social development.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Ten worlds of welfare capitalism Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Future welfare Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Australian welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The American welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Cuban welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Mexican welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Chilean welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Brazilian welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Nigerian welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The UK welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Swedish welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The French welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Belgian welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The German welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Austrian welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Swiss welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Russian welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Turkish welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Israeli welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Indian welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Indonesian welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Singaporean welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Chinese welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Hong Kong welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The Taiwanese welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The South Korean welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Japanese welfare state system Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Lessons from around the world Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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