Power Resources Theory and the Welfare State: A Critical Approach : Essays Collected in Honour of Walter Korpi

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University of Toronto Press, 1998 - 368 pagine
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This collection of essays looks at power resources theory (PRT), a groundbreaking approach to political theory that builds upon the existing strengths of Marxist theorizing while addressing its weaknesses. Rather than simply asserting that all social policies in all capitalist societies exist to maintain capitalism and serve the long-term interests of the capitalist class, PRT examines the nature and impact of social policies and the level and types of social inequality in a variety of advanced capitalist nations. Approaches to social policy and the impacts of these policies vary a great deal from country to country. It is these variations that PRT seeks to account for, focusing on the strengths and organization of the labour movements in various nations.

The editors have compiled essays that examine PRT in general, as well as essays that offer critical analysis of PRT. As existing summations of state theory literature largely omit PRT, this anthology is essential reading for anyone interested in social policy and radical approaches to social welfare.

 

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Power Resources
3
POWER RESOURCES THEORY
14
On Causal
37
A Comparison of Family
70
A Quantitative Analysis
98
The Three Political Economies of the Welfare State
141
Welfare Expenditure and Policy Orientation in Canada
154
Family Policy and Health Care
183
Gender Class and Citizenship in the Comparative Analysis
209
Family Assistance Plan JILL QUADAGNO
250
1o LabourMarket Institutions and WorkingClass Strength
283
The Scandinavian Origins of the Social Interpretation of the Welfare
312
The Rise and Demise of the Compromise
339
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JULIA S. OCONNOR is Director of the National Economic and Social Council in Dublin, Ireland. GREGG OLSEN is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Manitoba.

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