|aThe international context / Pete Alcock and Gary Craig -- An American welfare state? / John Clarke (with Frances Fox Piven) -- Canada : one step forward, two steps back? / Ernie S. Lightman and Graham Riches -- Australia : from wage-earners to neo-liberal welfare state / Lois Bryson and Fiona Verity -- New Zealand : from early innovation to humanizing the market / Judith Davey and Sandra Grey -- United Kingdom : constructing a third way? / Pete Alcock -- Sweden : between model and reality / Tapio Salonen -- Germany : a centrist welfare state at the crossroads / Lutz Leisering -- Italy : still a pension state? / Valeria Fargion -- Russia : state socialism to marketized welfare / Nadia Davidova and Nick Manning -- Japan : constructing the 'welfare society' / Takafumi Ken Uzuhashi -- Korea : rescaling the developmental welfare state? / Huck-ju Kwon -- China : the art of state and social policy remodelling / Ka Lin -- South Africa : transition under pressure / Francie Lund.
|aUpdating the successful first edition, this book offers an insightful comparative study of welfare provision throughout the developed world. Written by international experts, the book explores policy development, organisation, changes and trends.