A Handbook of Comparative Social Policy
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A Handbook of Comparative Social Policy

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Edited by Patricia Kennett

The current context of social policy is one in which many of the old certainties of the past have been eroded. The predominantly inward-looking, domestic preoccupation of social policy has made way for a more integrated, international and outward approach to analysis which looks beyond the boundaries of the state. It is in this context that this Handbook brings together the work of key commentators in the field of comparative analysis in order to provide comprehensive coverage of contemporary debates and issues in cross-national social policy research.
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Chapter 11: Structured Diversity: A Framework for Critically Comparing Welfare States?

Norman Ginsburg


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