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Ideational Leadership in German Welfare State Reform

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Book Series: Changing Welfare States ISBN: 9789089641861 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.5117/9789089641861 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Social and Public Welfare --- Sociology
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The author of this innovative study argues that key politicians and their policy ideas, through "ideational leadership", have played an important role in the passing of structural reforms in the change-resistant German welfare state. This argument is based on in-depth case studies of individual reforms in health care, pensions and unemployment insurance since the early 1990s as well as a concise analysis of recent changes in family policy. Stiller concludes that Germany, traditionally a Bismarckian welfare state, has embarked on a path of 'hybridisation' that confronts German politics with growing societal divisions. This thought-provoking title is highly recommended for policymakers, scholars and students interested in the past and future reforms of the German welfare state, leadership, and the role of ideas in policymaking.

Doing Good or Doing Better

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Book Series: WRR Verkenningen ISBN: 9789089641076 Year: Pages: 378 DOI: 10.5117/9789089641076 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science
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The world is changing, and so is the unquestioning belief that development policies are always right. Instead of focusing on the rather limited notion of poverty, this book aims to deepen our understanding of the broad issue of development. What are the drivers of development? What new issues have arisen due to globalization? And what kind of policies contribute to development in a world that is changing rapidly? The articles in this book provide insight into the muddled trajectories of development on various continents and rethink the notion of development in a globalizing, interdependent world. Taken together, the still fuzzy contours of a paradigm shift emerge from the 'Washington Confusion'. Development can no longer be the ambitious, moral project based on a standard model of economic European or American modernization. 'Doing better' means being less moralistic, more modest and pragmatic, and taking seriously the path dependencies and social realities that exist in each country.

Die Verwaltung der Prostitution

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Book Series: Gender Studies ISBN: 9783837611175 9783839411179 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839411179 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103292
Subject: Political Science
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Prostitution wird häufig als moralisches oder rechtliches Problem diskutiert. Sie ist aber auch eine Herausforderung für die (lokale) Verwaltung: Polizisten bekämpfen Menschenhandel, Gesundheitsämter fürchten um die öffentliche Hygiene, Ordnungsbehörden mahnen Kunden auf dem Straßenstrich ab, Bauämter überwachen die Einrichtung von Bordellen, Vereine betreiben Aufklärung und HIV-Prävention. Auf welches Wissen sie dabei zurückgreifen und wie sie die Subjekte ihres Tuns herstellen - das zeigt diese staatsethnografische Studie erstmals am Beispiel deutscher, polnischer und tschechischer Kommunen.

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