Welfare States: Construction, Deconstruction, Reconstruction
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Welfare States: Construction, Deconstruction, Reconstruction

Stephan Leibfried and Steffen Mau

In this research review Leibfried and Mau assess the most vital articles about the welfare state and its ‘reformation’ written since the mid-1970s. Their choices and organizing principles bring coherence and additional insight to these articles which, together, provide a comprehensive presentation of all the key empirical, conceptual and normative issues.
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About this Research Review

Stephan Leibfried and Steffen Mau

About Elgar Research Reviews

Elgar Research Reviews consist of two principal components: a scholarly Review Article and a list of Recommended Readings.

The Review Article prepared by a leading scholar introduces the relevant field of academic study by making reference to the seminal and most transformative articles within that field. This piece sets in context the readings that follow, illustrating how they have shaped the scholarship and why they are important to the development of the field. The Recommended Readings have full references to facilitate further research.

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Finding a print version of the recommended readings

A print edition of this resource, which also includes the full text of the Recommended Readings in their original layout is available as a three-volume print work, Welfare States: Construction, Deconstruction, Reconstruction, edited by Stephan Leibfried and Steffen Mau (ISBN 978 1 84720 080 8). Use the Find This Book In Your Library button at the top of this page to see if it is available in your library. (The button only appears if your library has provided their link resolver details.)