This volume presents research on the recasting of European welfare states from the European Forum on Welfare at the European University Institute in Florence. The chapters include both comparative analyses of topical issues, and in-depth studies of changes in the major European countries.

chapter 1|10 pages

Recasting European Welfare States: An Introduction

ByMaurizio Ferrera, Martin Rhodes

chapter 3|24 pages

Reforming Health Care in Europe

ByRichard Freeman, Michael Moran

chapter 4|30 pages

Timing and the Development of Social Care Services in Europe

ByValeria Fargion

chapter 6|24 pages

‘Defrosting' the French Welfare State

ByBruno Palier

chapter 7|24 pages

The Employment Crisis of the German Welfare State

ByPhilip Manow, Eric Seils

chapter 9|22 pages

Reforms Guided by Consensus: The Welfare State in the Italian Transition

ByMaurizio Ferrera, Elisabetta Gualmini

chapter 10|20 pages

The Scandinavian Welfare State in the 1990s: Challenged but Viable

ByStein Kuhnle

chapter 11|28 pages

Change and Immobility: Three Decades of Policy Adjustment in the Netherlands and Belgium

ByAnton Hemerijck, Jelle Visser

chapter 12|26 pages

Building a Sustainable Welfare State

ByMaurizio Ferrera, Martin Rhodes