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Author Bonoli, Giuliano, author
Title The politics of pension reform : institutions and policy change in Western Europe / Giuliano Bonoli
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000
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Descript 1 online resource (x, 188 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
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1. Dimensions of the pension problem: institutions, economics and politics -- 2. Understanding the politics of pension reform: a theoretical framework -- 3. Britain: pension reform through majority rule -- 4. Switzerland: the politics of consensual retrenchment -- 5. France: the search for an elusive consensus -- 6. Institutions, power concentration and pension reform
European pension systems are increasingly under pressure. In this book Giuliano Bonoli examines policymakers' efforts to cope in a context where they are caught between public support for existing pension schemes and the expected inability to sustain current arrangements in the long run. The book explores the impact of formal institutions and decision-making procedures on welfare retrenchment and modernisation. It compares and assesses the process of pension policy-making in the UK, France and Switzerland, examining the factors that influence pension reform, and the relative impact upon the decision-making process of political parties and interest groups. The book provides a detailed description of new pension legislation and looks at the issues of demographic change, pension financing, and likely developments on the wider European level. This analysis of pension reform will be of interest to policymakers as well as students of the politics of the welfare state
TAEBDC; 2009
Link Print version: 9780521772327
Subject Old age pensions -- Government policy -- Europe -- Case studies
Social security -- Europe -- Case studies
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