Book 2016

Challenges to European Welfare Systems

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ISBN: 978-3-319-07679-9 (Print) 978-3-319-07680-5 (Online)

Table of contents (36 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix

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    Recent Developments of European Welfare Systems: Multiple Challenges and Diverse Reactions

  3. Country Studies

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      Pages 9-9

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      Pages 11-35

      Reforming the Austrian Welfare System: Facing Demographic and Economic Challenges in a Federal Welfare State

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      Pages 37-57

      Belgium, or How Inertia Can Have Unexpected Benefits in Times of Crisis

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      Pages 59-78

      The Welfare State in the Context of the Global Financial Crisis: Bulgaria—Between Financial Stability and Political Uncertainty

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      Pages 79-104

      The Cypriot Welfare State at a Time of Crisis

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      Pages 105-131

      Czech Republic: Awakening of Politics of Welfare

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      Pages 133-158

      Crisis? What Crisis? Restructuring the German Welfare System in Times of Unexpected Prosperity

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      Pages 159-176

      Denmark: Still a Nordic Welfare State After the Changes of Recent Years?

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      Pages 177-195

      Economic Recession and Changes in the Estonian Welfare State: An Occasion Not to Waste a Good Crisis

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      Pages 197-221

      The Restructuring of the Spanish Welfare State: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

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      Pages 223-245

      Was It Too Good to Be True? Post-2008 Crisis Welfare State in Finland

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      Pages 247-269

      Muddling Through the Crisis: The French Welfare State Under Financial Stress

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      Pages 271-300

      Dismantling the Feeble Social Protection System of Greece: Consequences of the Crisis and Austerity Measures

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      Pages 301-324

      Crisis and Croatian Welfare State: A New Opportunity for Welfare State Retrenchment?

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      Pages 325-350

      From a Welfare to a Workfare State: Hungary

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      Pages 351-369

      Ireland: From Boom to Bust

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      Pages 371-394

      Iceland: Welfare in a Deep Economic Crisis

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      Pages 395-418

      Italian Welfare Reforms: Missed Opportunities for a Paradigmatic Change?

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      Pages 419-441

      Lithuanian Welfare System in Times of Recent Crisis

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      Pages 443-472

      Luxembourg’s Welfare State in the Crisis: A Semi Success Story

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