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Jochen Clasen

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199270712

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199270716.001.0001

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Welfare state reform and restructuring

Welfare state reform and restructuring

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(p.11) 2 Welfare state reform and restructuring
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Reforming European Welfare States
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Jochen Clasen (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199270716.003.0002

The chapter puts the book into the context of the contemporary discussion on welfare state reform, and reflects on major concepts and guiding notions, such as retrenchment, re-calibration, and restructuring. It argues in favour of a robust conceptualisation and operationalisation of the ‘dependent variable’, combining both quantitative parameters, such as social spending, with qualitative ‘social rights’ indicators. Furthermore, the chapter underlines the interest both in capturing changes in policy direction (expansion or retrenchment) as well as in assessing policy profiles or patterns of change.

Keywords:   welfare state retrenchment, politics of social policy, welfare state restructuring, social spending, social rights, social policy reform, policy profile

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