Restructuring the Welfare State: Globalization and Social Policy Reform in Finland and Sweden

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2003 - 222 pages
"Virpi Timonen investigates both the changes that have taken place in central social policies in the areas of pensions, unemployment policies, social and health servcies, and the political and structural reasons for the pattern of policy change that
 

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Contents

1 The crisis of the welfare state yet again
1
2 Theories of welfare state development and restructuring
19
what triggered welfare state restructuring?
39
diversification of unemployment benefits in Finland and Sweden
84
movement away from the service state?
110
are institutional welfare states becoming less universalist and more residual?
144
In defence of the welfare state
183
Bibliography
194
Index
215
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