Restructuring the Welfare State

Theory and Reform of Social Policy

Peter Koslowski (Redaktør) ; Andreas Follesdal (Redaktør)

Restructuring the Welfare State

The volume at hand contains the proceedings of the conference "Restructuring the Welfare State: Ethical Issues of Social Policy in an International Perspective" held with the support of the Stiftung Forschungsinstitut fur Philosophie Hannover at the Forschungsinstitut fiir Philosophie Hannover in Hanover, Germany, on September 8-10, 1995. Les mer
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Restructuring the Welfare State

The volume at hand contains the proceedings of the conference "Restructuring the Welfare State: Ethical Issues of Social Policy in an International Perspective" held with the support of the Stiftung Forschungsinstitut fur Philosophie Hannover at the Forschungsinstitut fiir Philosophie Hannover in Hanover, Germany, on September 8-10, 1995. Several of the papers in the volume have been read at the Fourth International Conference on Ethics in the Public Service at Stockholm, Sweden, on June 15-18, 1994, organised by Hans De Geer and Gunilla Silfverberg at the Swedish FA Institute. The editors wish to thank the organisers, participants and speakers of the Stockholm and Hanover conferences. They are also grateful to Anna Maria Hauk for the smooth handling of the Hanover conference, to Guttorm Aanes and Simen Brrein for their assistance in preparing the manuscript, and to Peggy Simcic Brl/lnn for the valuable and professional management of the manuscript. Oslo and Hanover, October 1996 Andreas Fl/lllesdal Peter Koslowski Table ofContents Preface v Restructuring the Welfare State: Introduction PETER KOSLOWSKI ...*...**...*...*...*...*..**...*...1 Part I.
The Welfare State Under Siege in Western Europe 1. Is the British Welfare System Sustainable? FRANCES CAIRNCROSS 9 2. Is the Welfare System of the Netherlands Sustainable? KEES SCHUYT 21 3. Is the German Welfare State Sustainable? DIETHER DORING 38 Part II.

Restructuring the Welfare State: Introduction.- I. The Welfare State Under Siege in Western Europe.- 1. Is the British Welfare System Sustainable?.- 2. Is the Welfare System of the Netherlands Sustainable?.- 3. Is the German Welfare State Sustainable?.- II. The Social Security System in the East Central European Nations of Transition and in Japan.- 4. The Principle of Subsidiarity and the Transition of the Welfare States in Central and Eastern Europe.- 5. The Social Security System in Japan.- III. The Rise of the Welfare State in History and Theory.- 6. State and Citizenship in the Age of Globalisation.- Origins of the ?Social State? in German Philosophy and ?Staatswissenschaft?.- IV. Current Problems of the Welfare State.- 8. Do Welfare Obligations End at the Boundaries of the Nation State?.- 9. Meeting Needs Versus Respecting Autonomy Dilemmas of the Welfare State.- 10. Forward to the Nineteenth Century: Has Growing Old Gracefully Become a Luxury?.- 11. The Unpaid Work of Mothers and Housewives in the Different Types of Welfare States.- 12. Social Rights in a Gender Perspective.- 13. Does the Welfare State Destroy the Family?.- PartV. Theory and Critique of the Welfare State.- 14. The Justification of Welfare Rights.- 15. Risk, Justice and Social Policies.- 16. Sweden: Towards a 21st Century Post-Modern People's Home?.- 17. The Social State in the Post-Modern.- Conclusion.- 18. On the Moral Foundations of the Welfare State Three Research Programmes.- About the Authors.- Index of Names.

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