Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781847428288 Published February 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $47.95 ISBN: 9781847428271 Published February 2012 For sale in North and South America only

Social Policy in Challenging Times

Economic Crisis and Welfare Systems

Edited by Kevin Farnsworth and Zoë Irving

Edited by Kevin Farnsworth and Zoë Irving

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

352 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781847428288 Published February 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $47.95 ISBN: 9781847428271 Published February 2012 For sale in North and South America only

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.

Nick Ellison, University of Leed
“This book makes a significant contribution to the political economy of welfare. Taken together, the various analyses of the impact of the 2008–9 financial crisis on key welfare systems provide an important and timely insight into the challenges currently facing social policy across the globe.”
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