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Explaining the Irish Welfare State

An Historical, Comparative, and Political Analysis

By (author) Mel Cousins
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Nov 2005
Dimensions: w 159mm h 235mm d 25mm
Weight: 748g
ISBN-10: 0773460365
ISBN-13: 9780773460362
Barcode No: 9780773460362
Synopsis
Describes how the modern Irish welfare state, faced with the need to join the open European market, emerged through a conflict among special interests (capital, class, and gender). The author studies the case of Ireland in order to explore the policy options and possibilities in welfare states.

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"Mel Cousins' book provides a service to scholars and those interested in public policy... This is a substantial addition to the growing literature on welfare state trajectories." - Professor Brian Nolan, The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin"