The Transformation of Solidarity

Changing Risks and the Future of the Welfare State

Edited by Romke van der Veen, Mara Yerkes, and Peter Achterberg

Edited by Romke van der Veen, Mara Yerkes, and Peter Achterberg

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

216 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2012
Paper $52.50 ISBN: 9789089643834 Published August 2012 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
This pioneering study investigates the consequences of social indivualization and economic globalization on the welfare state. With a particular focus on solidarity, or the willingness to accept shared risks, the editors look at the dynamics between the aging and the young, the healthy and the sick, and the working and unemployed within welfare states. The Transformation of Solidarity translates recent changes in the global economy into risk management strategies for businesses, unions, and government administrators, while pinpointing how the public views these risks. The editors of this important volume bring together a wide range of papers that approach this topic from a variety of perspectives, and they provide a vital new tool for understanding how welfare states operate.

1. Risk and the Welfare State: Risk, Risk Perception and Solidarity
      Romke van der Veen
2. Contested Solidarity: Risk Perception and the Changing Nature of Welfare State Solidarity
      Romke van der Veen, Peter Achterberg and Judith Raven
3. Individualisation: A Double-edged Sword: Does Individualisation Undermine Welfare State Support?
      Peter Achterberg and Judith Raven
4. Labour Flexibility and Support for Social Security
      Fabian Dekker
5. Increasing Employability: The Conditions for Success of an Investment Strategy
      Hans Pruijt and Pascal Dérogée
6. Corporatism and the Mediation of Social Risks: The Interaction between Social Security and Collective Labour Agreements
      Mara Yerkes and Kea Tijdens
7. Changing Labour Policies of Transnational Corporations: The Decrease and Polarisation of Corporate Social Responsibility
      John Heilbron and Sander Quak
8. From Welfare to Workfare: The Implementation of Workfare Policies
      Peter Mascini, Menno Soentken and Romke van der Veen
9. Towards a New Welfare Settlement? The Transformation of Welfare State Solidarity
      Romke van der Veen and Mara Yerkes

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