COMPARATIVE SOCIAL WELFARE
Winter Term 1996
Martin Potucek
Charles University, Prague
Claire Wallace
University of Derby, Institute of Advanced Studies, Vienna
Zsuzsa Ferge
Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest
for the Department of European Studies
Central European University


Course Description

The course aims to provide a basic intellectual framework for understanding social welfare in different industrial societies through an examination on theories of welfare and some description of how welfare states developed. However another very important aim of the course is to see how these general ideas can be applied to the situation in post-communist countries of East-Central Europe through some analysis of the communist welfare regimes and how these have been transformed in the course of transition. Some concrete case studies of different countries will be used along with a study of different aspects of welfare in order to understand how this happens in practice. Finally, there will be some sessions concentrating upon the methods of studying welfare regimes in comparative perspective. At the end of the course the students should have an understanding of how different welfare systems operate and how they can be studied. It will compare developments of the welfare states in both Western and Eastern Europe.


Outline:


1. History of Welfare States
Flora, P. and Heidenheimer, A.J.,1990, The Development of Welfare States in Europe and in America, Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick and London
De Swaan, A., 1988, In Care of the State, Polity
Beveridge, W., 1942, Social Insurance and Other Services, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London
Dixon, J., 1989, Social Welfare in Developed Market Countries, Routledge, London and New York
Rimlinger, G.V., 1971, Welfare Policy and Industrialisation in Europe, America and Russia.
John Wiley and Sons. New York
Ashford, D.E., 1986, The Emergence of the Welfare States. Blackwell, Oxford

2. Theory of Welfare States
Dahrendorf, R., 1985, Law and Order, London
George, V. - Wilding, P., 1985, Ideology and Social Welfare, Routledge, London/NY
Hayek, F.A., 1986, The Road to Serfdom, Ark Paperbacks, London
Marshall, T.H., 1950, Citizenship and Social Class, CUP, Cambridge
Mishra, R., 1981, Society and Social Policy, Macmillan, London
Titimuss, R.M., 1979, Social Policy, George Allen & Unwin, London

3. Typology of Welfare States
Esping-Anderson, G., 1990, The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism, Polity Press, Cambridge
De Deken, J.J., 1991, Each According to his Ability or Each According to his Needs, European University Institute, Florence
Loney et al., 1985, Social Policy and Social Welfare, OUP, Philadelphia
Wilenski, H.L. - Turner, L., 1987, Democratic Corporatism and Policy Linkages, Institute of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley

4. Methodology of Comparative Research
Heidenheimer, A.J. et al., eds., 1990, Comparative Public Policy, Macmillan, London
Castles, F., ed., 1989, The Comparative History of Public Policy, Polity Press, Cambridge
Barr, N., 1987, The Economics of the Welfare State, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London
Ringen, S., 1987, The Possibility of Politics, OUP, Oxford
Hantrais, L. - Mangen, S. - O'Brien, M., 1985, Doing Cross-National Research, Aston Modern Languages Club, Birmingham
Castles, F., ed., 1989, The Comparative History of Public Policy, Polity Press, Cambridge

5. Poverty and Social Stratification
Ringen S., 1987, The Possibility of Politics, OUP, Oxford
Ringen, S., 1992, The Experience of Income Redistribution, Norwegian Statistical Office, Oslo
Le Grand, J., 1982, The Strategy of Equality: Redistribution and the Social Services, Allen & Unwin, London
OECD, 1985, Social expenditure 1960 - 1990, OECD, Paris
Smeeding, T.M. et al., eds., 1990, Poverty, Inequality and Income Distribution in Comparative Perspective: The Luxembourg Income Study, Harvester/Wheatsheaf, London
Atkinson, A.B. - Micklewright, J., 1992, Economic Transformation in Eastern Europe and the Distribution of Income, CUP, Cambridge

6. Social Security
Pieters, D., 1991, Social Security in Europe, Bruylant, Brussels
Welfare in a Civil Society, 1993, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna

7. Health care
Welfare in a Civil Society, 1993, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna
The World Bank, 1993, World Development Report 1993: Investing in Health. OUP, Oxford

8. Family Policy
Dumon, W. et al., 1992, National Family Policies in EC-countries in 1991, Vol. I, II, European Communities, Brussels
Welfare in a Civil society, 1993, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna

9. Social Welfare Profiles of Individual Countries: Hungary
Ringen, S. - Wallace, C., eds., 1994, Societies in Transition: East - Central Europe Today, Avebury, Aldershot
Ferge, Zs. - Kolberg, J.E., eds., 1992, Social Policy in a Changing Europe, Campus and Westview, Boulder, Colorado

10. Social Welfare Profiles of Individual Countries: Czech Republic
Czech Sociological Review, Vol. I, No. 2 , Fall 1993
Ringen, S. - Wallace, C., eds., 1994, Societies in Transition: East - Central Europe Today, Avebury, Aldershot
Ringen, S. - Wallace, C., eds. (forthcoming) "Prague Papers in Social Transition." Vol. II: Social reform in the Czech Republic, CEU Press, Prague
Potucek, M., "Current Social Policy Developments in the Czech and Slovak Republics." JESP, 3, 1993, No. 3, pp. 209-226.

11. Conclusions: Challenges to the Welfare State



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