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Author Horn, Alexander (Professor of political science), author
Title Government ideology, economic pressure, and risk privatization : how economic worldviews shape social policy choices in times of crisis / Alexander Horn
Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2017]
©2017
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 RCHSS Library  HN18.3 H676 2017    AVAILABLE    30560400630031
Descript 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series Changing welfare states
Changing welfare states
Note "Doctoral thesis written at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences."--Title page verso
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-282) and index
For nearly forty years now, governments in rich democracies have been shifting labor market risks from the state and employers to employees, cutting the generosity of social programs even as they tightened restrictions on eligibility. This book analyzes those changes in eighteen countries and shows that the most important factor in explaining whether cuts are made is the economic worldview of a particular government. While the economic pressures that are typically pointed to as the causes of these reforms do exist, Alexander Horn shows that they are nonetheless secondary to ideology
Risk privatization, economic crisis, and the primacy of politics -- Much ado about nothing? Retrenchment versus resilience -- Theoretical and analytical framework : what we (do not) know -- Theoretical and analytical framework : taking ideology seriously -- The "end of ideology?" Government ideology over time -- The ideological complexion of government and retrenchment -- Ideology still matters : findings, limitations, and implications -- Annex. Right-Left (RILE) position of parties over time -- Correlation matrix left items of the RILE -- Correlation matrix right items of RILE -- Right-left over time in eighteen OECD countries -- Welfare ideology over time in eighteen OECD countries -- Market ideology over time in eighteen OECD countries -- Item description welfare and market ideology -- Effects of ideology on generosity and conditionality in POLS, FE, FE robust, FEVD -- Union density over time in eighteen OECD countries
Subject OECD countries -- Social policy
OECD countries -- Economic policy
Ideology -- OECD countries
Government spending policy -- OECD countries
Social policy -- Economic aspects
Economic policy. fast (OCoLC)fst00902025
Government spending policy. fast (OCoLC)fst00945615
Ideology. fast (OCoLC)fst00966915
Social policy. fast (OCoLC)fst01122738
OECD countries. fast (OCoLC)fst01277092
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71.80 social policy: general. (NL-LeOCL)07759746X nbc
Alt Title How economic worldviews shape social policy choices in times of crisis
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