Social insurance in Europe

Edited by Jochen Clasen

Social insurance in Europe

Edited by Jochen Clasen

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

304 pages
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781861340542 Published July 1997 For sale in North and South America only
By illustrating the similarities and differences within and across countries, this book reflects on the current role of social insurance, recent policy changes and pressures for reform in 10 European countries: UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, Portugal, Czech Republic, Hungary, Sweden and Denmark.The book summaries the main arguments and highlights the lessons to be learnt, reflecting on European experiences regarding social insurance and social security as a whole.Central questions addressed in the book are:What are the institutional and political forces which have shaped national systems?Are national governments diminishing the role of social insurance?Does social insurance have a future or is it an outdated welfare arrangement?Can the UK learn from experiences elsewhere?·[vbTab]Social insurance in Europe provides a valuable contribution to the current debate about the future of the welfare state. It is essential reading for students and academics in the fields of social policy, European studies, sociology and political science and for all those concerned about the future of social security protection in modern society.
Contents
Social insurance - an outmoded concept of social protection? ~ Jochen Clasen
Retrenchment or restructuring? The emergence of a multitiered welfare state in Denmark ~ Jon Kvist
Sweden: on the way from standard to basic security? ~ Ann-Charlotte Ståhlberg
Social insurance in Germany - dismantling or reconstruction? ~ Jochen Clasen
A 'liberal' dynamic in the transformation of the French social welfare system ~ Bruno Palier
Switzerland: institutions, reforms and the politics of consensual retrenchment ~ Giuliano Bonoli
The withering of social insurance in Britain ~ Angus Erskine
Social protection and social insurance in Portugal ~ Jack Hampson
Social insurance and the crisis of statism in Greece ~ Theodoros N. Papadopoulos
Social insurance in Hungary: the individualisation of the social? ~ Tony Maltby
Social security and social insurance in the Czech Republic ~ Mita Castle-Kanerova
Social insurance in Europe - adapting to change? ~ Angus Erskine and Jochen Clasen
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