Social Exclusion in European Welfare States (Globalisation and Welfare Series)
Ruud J. A. MuffelsISBN: 1840648031;
Social Exclusion in European Welfare States focuses on the relationships between economic performance, labor market performance and social inclusion/exclusion. The contributors examine the alleged trade-off between the social and economic capabilities ofa society and their impact on well-being, and suggest that welfare regimes whose policies are more balanced in terms of prioritizing economic as well as social goals are more successful in tackling social misfortune than others. The book attempts to promote a better understanding of the differences in policy regimes and the performances of different regime types in view of their own goals and objectives. Contributors from a broad range of disciplines ? both sociological and socio-political ? go on to explore the scope for European policy improvement and the form that this should take. Examining an area that is perhaps viewed as one of the most intractable and damaging problems in European society, this book will be...
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