Social Policy Development in the International Context—Social Investment or a New Social Treatise?

  • Peter HerrmannEmail author
Part of the Prekarisierung und soziale Entkopplung – transdisziplinäre Studien book series (PSETS)


For the good or for the bad, social policy as we know or understand it today is very much a child of modern times, set up as cure against the illness of the system and also understood as move beyond its remits. Currently we find frequent debates on varieties of capitalism and pronouncedly since the early 1990s about different welfare regime. However only few considerations on the latter are put forward as genuinely reflecting differences as matter of different capitalisms though the latter is only vaguely approaching the topic, looking for complementarities instead of genuine integrity of the two.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Human Rights Centre at the Law SchoolCentral South UniversityChangshaChina

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