Post-Communist Welfare Pathways

Theorizing Social Policy Transformations in Central and Eastern Europe

  • Alfio Cerami
  • Pieter Vanhuysse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Social Policy Pathways, Twenty Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall

  3. Theoretical Background

  4. Country Studies

  5. Sectoral Analysis and Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Hildegard Theobald, Kristine Kern
      Pages 148-163
    3. Natascha Van Mechelen, Veerle De Maesschalck
      Pages 181-198
    4. Tomáš Sirovátka, Miroslava Rákoczyová
      Pages 199-214
  6. Concluding Remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Stephan Haggard, Robert R. Kaufman
      Pages 217-236
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 248-289

About this book


This book adopts novel theoretical approaches to study the diverse welfare pathways that have evolved across Central and Eastern Europe since the end of communism. It highlights the role of explanatory factors such as micro-causal mechanisms, power politics, path departure, and elite strategies.

Editors and affiliations

  • Alfio Cerami
    • 1
  • Pieter Vanhuysse
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Sciences PoFrance
  2. 2.University of HaifaIsrael
  3. 3.European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and ResearchViennaAustria

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