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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
Statement of responsibility
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
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in comparative politics
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  • Welfare state
  • United States
  • Great Britain
Label
Dismantling the welfare state? : Reagan, Thatcher, and the politics of retrenchment, Paul Pierson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-210) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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
29428733
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 213 pages
Isbn
9780521403825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1619456
Label
Dismantling the welfare state? : Reagan, Thatcher, and the politics of retrenchment, Paul Pierson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
29428733
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 213 pages
Isbn
9780521403825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1619456

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