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A New Social Question?

On Minimum Income Protection in the Postindustrial Era

Ive Marx

288 pages
Amsterdam University Press
Advanced welfare states are said to be facing, in the words of Pierre Rosanvallon, a "New Social Question". The idea here, and it is a widely shared one, is that the transition from an industrial to a postindustrial environment has brought with it a whole new set of social risks, constraints and trade-offs which necessitate radical recalibration of social security systems. This book analyses in some depth how economic change has impacted on minimum income protection in advanced welfare states. There is a particular focus on how Bismarckian welfare states have fared over recent decades.

Author Bio
Ive Marx is Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Policy at the University of Antwerp, Belgium