Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-3975
Häusermann, S; Palier, B (2008). State of the art report: The politics of employment-friendly welfare reforms in post-industrial economies. Socio-economic review, 6(3):559-586.
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The transition to post-industrialism has generated a range of new tensions between welfare arrangements and labour market performance, which confront today's welfare states with new challenges for employment-friendly recalibration, such as flexicurity, activation and work-care conciliation. Hence, the question of whether, how and to what extent current welfare states are able to adapt to the conditions and needs of post-industrial labour markets has become a major issue in recent welfare state research. This article identifies and discusses key debates in this literature on the politics of employment-friendly reforms. It first focuses on the general capacity for reform in mature welfare states and then discusses regime-specific reform politics, since post-industrialism confronts different welfare regimes with very different challenges. For each regime, the article proposes a range of research frontiers and open debates which we consider particularly relevant and fruitful avenues for future theorizing and research.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, further contribution|
|Communities & Collections:||06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science|
|DDC:||320 Political science|
|Deposited On:||09 Oct 2008 15:09|
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2012 01:59|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
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