Social Policy in Challenging Times
Economic Crisis and Welfare Systems
Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol
The 2008 economic crisis destabilized the world’s financial centers and ushered in a global economic slowdown, but the effects of the recession have not been uniform. As Social Policy in Challenging Times skillfully reveals, the “global crisis” can be better understood as a variety of crises, each mediated by its national context. Employing a fruitful international approach, the contributors to this timely book examine the recession’s effects on social policy at different levels in different countries, illuminating the forces reshaping welfare system under radically altered circumstances.