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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- A Handbook of Comparative Social Policy
- Introduction: The Changing Context of Comparative Social Policy
- Chapter 1: Hollowing Out the ‘Nation-State’ and Multi-Level Governance
- Chapter 2: Globalization, the State and Welfare: Gendering The Debate
- Chapter 3: Globalization, Human Security and Social Policy: North And South
- Chapter 4: Social Protection by Other Means: Can it Survive Globalization?
- Chapter 5: Defining Comparative Social Policy
- Chapter 6: Conceptualizing State and Society
- Chapter 7: The Ethnocentric Construction of the Welfare State
- Chapter 8: The Paradox of Care: A Chinese Confucian Perspective on Long-term Care
- Chapter 9: Robin Hood, St. Matthew, or Simple Egalitarianism? Strategies of Equality in Welfare States
- Chapter 10: Gender, Citizenship and Welfare State Regimes
- Chapter 11: Structured Diversity: A Framework for Critically Comparing Welfare States?
- Chapter 12: Social Development and Social Welfare: Implications for Social Policy
- Chapter 13: Social Policy Regimes in the Developing World
- Chapter 14: Crossing Cultural Boundaries
- Chapter 15: Living with imperfect comparisons
- Chapter 16: Constructing Categories and Data Collection
- Chapter 17: ‘Fit For Purpose?’ Qualitative Methods in Comparative Social Policy
- Chapter 18: The Quantitative Method in Comparative Research
- Chapter 19: The International and Comparative Analysis of Social Exclusion: European Perspectives
- Chapter 20: Shelter, Housing and Inequality
- Chapter 21: Globalization and Crime
- Chapter 22: Informational Society, E-Governance and the Policy Process
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