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The politics of redistribution : an interdisciplinary dialogue on the foundations of the welfare state

01 Jan 2015-Vol. 4, pp 1-50
About: The article was published on 2015-01-01 and is currently open access. It has received None citations till now. The article focuses on the topics: Redistribution (cultural anthropology) & Welfare state.
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01 Jan 1990
TL;DR: In this paper, Esping-Andersen distinguishes three major types of welfare state, connecting these with variations in the historical development of different Western countries, and argues that current economic processes such as those moving toward a post-industrial order are shaped not by autonomous market forces but by the nature of states and state differences.
Abstract: Few discussions in modern social science have occupied as much attention as the changing nature of welfare states in Western societies. Gosta Esping-Andersen, one of the foremost contributors to current debates on this issue, here provides a new analysis of the character and role of welfare states in the functioning of contemporary advanced Western societies. Esping-Andersen distinguishes three major types of welfare state, connecting these with variations in the historical development of different Western countries. He argues that current economic processes, such as those moving toward a postindustrial order, are shaped not by autonomous market forces but by the nature of states and state differences. Fully informed by comparative materials, this book will have great appeal to all those working on issues of economic development and postindustrialism. Its audience will include students of sociology, economics, and politics."

16,883 citations

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15 Jul 2010

181 citations

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10 Feb 2005
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors discuss the role of social safety nets in the post-Communist era in Eastern and South Eastern Europe, and present a survey of the social safety net in Southern Europe.
Abstract: 1. Welfare States and Social Safety Nets in Southern Europe: An Introduction 2. Greece: Fighting with the Hands Tied Behind the Back 3. Italy: Striving Uphill but Stopping Halfway 4. Spain: Poverty, Social Exclusion and 'Safety Nets' 5. Portugal: A Virtuous Path Towards Minimum Income? 6. Poverty and the Safety Net in Eastern and South Eastern Europe in the Post-Communist Era

181 citations

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28 Sep 2011
TL;DR: In this article, the authors define and measure minimum income protection in the context of welfare state contexts, and compare the results with comparative analyses of different contexts and countries in the world.
Abstract: Introduction Defining and measuring minimum income protection Welfare state contexts Country analyses Comparative analyses Conclusion.

82 citations