Series：Changing Welfare States
“This volume is the definitive work on the politics of reform in Bismarckian welfare regimes. It is essential reading for any scholar interested in welfare reform – or indeed, in institutional and policy change more generally.” (Kathleen Thelen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology )
“The contributors to the volume are all recognized experts on their field and provide strictly comparable analyses in their chapters, making this volume a gold mine for comparative welfare state scholars. Palier’s volume is certain to be a benchmark study for the foreseeable future.” (John D. Stephens, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
“This volume, representing the best available scholarship in comparative socio-economic research, provides important and highly policy-relevant insights. A must-read.” (Fritz Scharpf, Max Planck Institute for the Studies of Societies)
“I can think of few edited volumes that manage so successfully to furnish the reader with rich detail and holism all at once. And not least, these contributions to our never-ending concern with the welfare state provide interesting reading, indeed.” Professor Gosta Esping-Andersen Pompeu University, Barcelona
"This volume represents the best available scholarship in comparative socio-economic research” “A must read." Fritz Scharpf, Emeritus Director, Max Planck Institute for the Studies of Societies
Bruno Palier is CNRS researcher at the Fondation nationale des sciences politiques in Paris and scientific coordinator of the European Network of Excellence, Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe (RECWOWE).