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The Resource Dismantling the welfare state? : Reagan, Thatcher, and the politics of retrenchment, Paul Pierson

Dismantling the welfare state? : Reagan, Thatcher, and the politics of retrenchment, Paul Pierson

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Dismantling the welfare state? : Reagan, Thatcher, and the politics of retrenchment
Title
Dismantling the welfare state?
Title remainder
Reagan, Thatcher, and the politics of retrenchment
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Paul Pierson
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Language
eng
Summary
This book offers a careful analysis of the politics of social policy in an era of austerity and conservative governance. Focusing on the administrations of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, Pierson provides a compelling explanation for the welfare state's durability and for the few occasions in which each government was able to achieve significant cutbacks. Pierson's account draws on recent work in "historical institutionalism" and rational-choice theory to fashion an important argument about contemporary policy-making. The politics of retrenchment, he argues, is fundamentally different from that of welfare state expansion. The programs of the modern welfare state - the "policy legacies" of previous governments - generally proved resistant to reform. Hemmed in by the political supports that have developed around mature social programs, conservative opponents of the welfare state were successful only when they were able to divide the supporters of social programs, compensate those negatively affected, or hide what they were doing from potential critics. This book will be of interest to those in the fields of comparative public policy and political economy as well as to those concerned with the development of the modern welfare state
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Pierson, Paul
Dewey number
361.6/1/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HN59.2
LC item number
.P52 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in comparative politics
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  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • Welfare state
  • Großbritannien
  • USA
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Dismantling the welfare state? : Reagan, Thatcher, and the politics of retrenchment, Paul Pierson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The logic of retrenchment -- Interests, institutions, and policy feedback -- Retrenchment in a core sector: old-age pensions -- Retrechment in a vulnerable sector: housing policy -- Retrenchment in a residualized sector: income-support policy -- The impact of conservative governments -- Social policy in an era of austerity
Control code
ocm29428733
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 213 p.
Isbn
9780521403825
Lccn
93040381
System control number
(OCoLC)29428733
Label
Dismantling the welfare state? : Reagan, Thatcher, and the politics of retrenchment, Paul Pierson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The logic of retrenchment -- Interests, institutions, and policy feedback -- Retrenchment in a core sector: old-age pensions -- Retrechment in a vulnerable sector: housing policy -- Retrenchment in a residualized sector: income-support policy -- The impact of conservative governments -- Social policy in an era of austerity
Control code
ocm29428733
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 213 p.
Isbn
9780521403825
Lccn
93040381
System control number
(OCoLC)29428733

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