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Title Federalism and the welfare state : new world and European experiences / edited by Herbert Obinger, Stephan Leibfried, and Francis G. Castles.
Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Subject Social policy -- Case studies.
Federal government -- Case studies.
Democracy -- Case studies.
Alt Name Obinger, Herbert, 1970-
Leibfried, Stephan, 1944-
Castles, Francis Geoffrey.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 363 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Contributors; Preface; Note on illustrations; 1 Introduction: Federalism and the welfare state; Federalism and social policy; Varieties of federalism; Varieties of welfare states; How federalism affects the welfare state: theoretical approaches; The book at a glance; 2 Australia: Federal constraints and institutional innovations; 3 Canada: Nation-building in a federal welfare state; 4 The United States: Federalism and its counter-factuals; 5 Austria: Strong parties in a weak federal polity.
Summary This unique and provocative volume written by ten leading experts is a comparative study of the evolution of political institutions and welfare states in the six oldest federal states - Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Switzerland and the US. The study reveals that federalism impedes and facilitates social policy development.
Note English.
ISBN 0511113560 (electronic bk.)
9780511113567 (electronic bk.)
9780511491856 (ebook)
0511491859 (ebook)
9780521847384 (hardback)
0521847389 (hardback)
9780521611848 (paperback)
0521611849 (pbk.)
OCLC # 61346207
Additional Format Print version: Federalism and the welfare state. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005 0521847389 0521611849 (DLC) 2004051187 (OCoLC)56032653

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