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The Dual Transformation of the German Welfare State

  • Peter Bleses
  • Martin Seeleib-Kaiser

Part of the New Perspectives in German Studies book series (NPG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Peter Bleses, Martin Seeleib-Kaiser
      Pages 1-5
  3. The Policy Dimension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Peter Bleses, Martin Seeleib-Kaiser
      Pages 9-13
    3. Peter Bleses, Martin Seeleib-Kaiser
      Pages 29-39
    4. Peter Bleses, Martin Seeleib-Kaiser
      Pages 40-93
  4. The Political Dimension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Peter Bleses, Martin Seeleib-Kaiser
      Pages 97-113
    3. Peter Bleses, Martin Seeleib-Kaiser
      Pages 114-141
  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Peter Bleses, Martin Seeleib-Kaiser
      Pages 145-154
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 155-192

About this book

Introduction

This book breaks new intellectual ground in the analysis of the German welfare state. Bleses and Seeleib-Kaiser argue that we are witnessing a dual transformation of the welfare state, which is caused by the emergence of new dominating interpretative patterns. Increasingly, the state reduces its social policy commitments towards securing the achieved living standard of former wage earners, which in the past had been the key normative principle of social policy in Germany, while at the same time public support and services for families are expanded.

Keywords

Institution Policy service social policy transformation

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Bleses
    • 1
  • Martin Seeleib-Kaiser
    • 2
  1. 1.Law DepartmentUniversity of OldenburgGermany
  2. 2.Centre for Social Policy ResearchBremen UniversityGermany

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