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Gathering among the best European specialists of welfare state comparisons, this book organises comprehensive and up to date information on European welfare state reforms in an analytical framework which allows a new approach to social policy changes.Demonstrates that, contrary to the common view, 'Bismarckian' welfare states have changed significantlyContains long term but also very accurate data and perspective beginning from the 1980s and up to the most recent reformsSpeaks to two literatures: the one on welfare state, social policies and welfare state reforms; the other to the political science literature on changes, path dependency and incremental changesOrganises comprehensive and up to date information on European welfare state reforms in an analytical frameworkIncludes contributions from the best specialists of the field, including members of the European academic community of social policy comparativists
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