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'Opening up opportunities' /

by Siemon, Don.

Publisher: 1994Description: 2 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

'She has other duties' : women, citizenship and social security. /

by Lister, Ruth.

Publisher: 1994Description: p.31-44.Notes: in Social security and social change / ed. S. Baldwin & J. Falkingham. Rec. no. for book: B6356 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A decent provision : Australian welfare policy, 1870 to 1949 /

by Murphy, John.

Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK Ashgate Publishing Group 2011Description: 270 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: A Decent Provision is a narrative history of how and why Australia built a distinctive welfare regime in the period from the 1870s to 1949. At the beginning of this period, the Australian colonies were belligerently insisting they must not have a Poor Law, yet had reproduced many of the systems of charitable provision in Britain. By the start of the twentieth century, a combination of extended suffrage, basic wage regulation and the aged pension had led to a reputation as a 'social laboratory'. And yet half a century later, Australia was a 'welfare laggard' and the Labor Party's welfare state of the mid-1940s was a relatively modest and parsimonious construction. Models of welfare based on social insurance had been vigorously rejected, and the Australian system continued on a path of highly residual, targeted welfare payments. The book explains this curious and halting trajectory, showing how choices made in earlier decades constrained what could be done, and what could be imagined. Based on extensive new research from a variety of primary sources it makes a significant contribution to general historical debates, as well as to the field of comparative social policy.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A handbook of comparative social policy. /

by Kennett, Patricia (ed.).

Publisher: Cheltenham, U.K. Edward Elgar 2004Description: xvi, 422 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction : the changing context of comparative social policy / Patricia Kennett -- PART I THE STATE AND SOCIAL POLICY IN A GLOBALIZING [GLOBALISING] WORLD 1. Hollowing out the 'nation-state' and multi-level governance / Bob Jessop -- 2. Globalization [globalisation], the state and welfare : gendering the debate / Jill Steans -- 3. Globalization [globalisation], human security and social policy : North and South / Andres Perez-Baltodano -- 4. Social protection by other means : can it survive globalization [globalisation]? / Ramesh Mishra -- PART II CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS 5. Defining comparative social policy / Jochen Clasen -- 6. Conceptualizing [conceptualising] state and society / Graham Crow -- 7. The ethnocentric construction of the welfare state / Alan Walker and Chack-kie Wong -- 8. The paradox of care : a Chinese Confucian perspective on long-term care / Julia Tao -- PART III COMPARING AND CATEGORIZING [CATEGORISING] SOCIAL POLICY, PROVISION AND REDISTRIBUTION 9. Robin Hood, St Matthew, or simple egalitarianism? : strategies of equality in welfare states / Walter Korpi and Joakim Palme -- 10. Gender, citizenship and welfare state regimes/ Julia S. O'Connor -- 11. Structured diversity : a framework for critically comparing welfare states? / Norman Ginsburgh -- 12. Social development and social welfare : implications for social policy / James Midgley -- 13. Social policy regimes in the developing world / Ian Gough -- PART IV THE RESEARCH PROCESS 14. Crossing cultural boundaries / Linda Hantrais -- 15. Living with imperfect comparisons / Else Oyen -- 16. Constructing categories and data collection / Patricia Kennett -- 17. 'Fit for purpose?' : qualitative methods in comparative social policy / Steen Mangen -- 18. The quantitative method in comparative research / Mattei Dogan -- PART V THEMES AND ISSUES 19. The international and comparative analysis of social exclusion : European perspectives / Graham Room -- 20. Shelter, housing and inequality / Ray Forest -- 21. Globalization [globalisation] and crime / David Nelken -- 22. Informational society, e-governance and the policy process / Ian Holliday.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A self-reliant Australia : welfare policy for the 21st century. /

by Saunders, Peter.

Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. The Centre for Independent Studies 2003Description: 54 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A third way for welfare? /

by Frances, Nic.

Publisher: 2001Description: pp.42-50.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B10812 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Activation and labour market reforms in Europe : challenges to social citizenship /

by Betzelt, Sigrid (ed.) | Bothfeld, Silke (ed.).

Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK Palgrave Macmillan 2011Description: xxii, 290 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: This book analyzes in what way activation policies impact on given patterns of social citizenship that predominate in national contexts. It argues that the liberal paradigm of activation introduced into labour market policies in all Western European states challenges the specific patterns of social citizenship in each country.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Activation in integrated services : bridging social and employment services in European countries /

by Minas,Renate | Institute for Futures Studies.

Publisher: Stockholm, Sweden Institute for Futures Studies 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: A 25-page Swedish working paper studying how new integrated services designed to promote the transition from welfare to work have affected government structures, e.g. shifts of responsibility upwards or downwards for both groups, and how encompassing these new services are both with respect to target group and involved actorsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

After Beveridge : the state and voluntary action in Australia /

by Smyth, Paul | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. unpub. (Brotherhood of St Laurence) 2008; Manchester, U.K.Beveridge and voluntary action in Britain and the wider British world edited by Melanie Oppenheimer and Nicholas Deakin 2011Description: pp. 149-165.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Paper presented at conference: ?William Beveridge?s Voluntary Action 60 years On?. Australian High Commission, College of London 27-28 November 2008 Paul Smyth, General Manager, Research & Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St Laurence Professorial Fellow, Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne; Indexed chapter 12 by Paul Smyth, General Manager Research and Policy Centre Brotherhood of St Laurence (2003-2013 )Availability: (2)

After the Third Way : the future of social democracy in Europe /

by Cramme, Olaf (ed.) | Diamond, Patrick (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. I.B. Tauris 2012Description: xv, 288 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: The Guiding Purpose of Centre-Left Politics -- 1.From Fatalism to Fraternity: Governing Purpose and the Good Society / Patrick Diamond -- 2.Social Democracy in a Global Era / Luke Martell -- Policy Predicaments -- 3.Debt and Deficits: The Quest for Economic Competence / Andrew Gamble -- 4.The Mechanics of Markets: Politics, Economics and Finance / John Kay -- 5.Social Democracy at the End of the Welfare State? / Peter Taylor-Gooby -- 6.Equality, Social Trust and the Politics of Institutional Design / Bo Rothstein -- 7.Progress and Social Policy: Two-and-a-Half Cheers for Education / Lane Kenworthy -- 8.Social Cohesion, Culture Politics and the Impact of Migration / Mark Elchardus -- 9.Identity, Community and the Politics of Recognition / Michael Kenny -- Governance and Politics -- 10.The Power of European Integration: Choice and Purpose for Centre-Left Politics / Olaf Cramme -- 11.Back to the Future: Towards a Red-Green Politics / John McTernan -- 12.Globalisation Challenges to Centre-Left Internationalism / John Lloyd -- 13.The Squeezed Middle and the New Inequality / Liam Byrne -- 14.Citizen Engagement and the Quest for Solidarity / Henry Tam -- 15.Co-operation, Creativity and Equality: Key Concepts for a New Social Democratic Era / Robert Misik -- 16.Afterword: The New Social Democracy? / Patrick DiamondSummary: The social democratic parties were once the strongest political forces in Europe. Today, however, they appear disoriented and rudderless, crucially lacking the ideological, intellectual, and organizational vitality which underpinned their strength in the post-war political landscape. Electorally marginalized, seemingly ideologically exhausted, and often out-of-step with the contemporary zeitgeist, European social democracy is currently in profound need of revision and renewal - potentially its very existence as a political force is under threat. This book marks a serious attempt to forge the intellectual backbone of a renewed social democracy fit for the 21st century. Bringing together leading academics, political thinkers, and policy experts, After the Third Way offers a new and original perspective on ideological and policy innovation, and will be invaluable reading for anyone interested in the future of social democracy.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ageing and the welfare state : securing sustainability /

by Meier, Volker | Werding, Martin.

Publisher: Munich, Germany CESifo Group 2010Description: PDF.Other title: CESifo working paper ; no. 2916.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2010 Bibliography p. 21-23Summary: Over the next four decades, increasing old-age dependency ratios exert an enormous upward pressure on welfare spending in most developed countries. As this is mainly due to existing unfunded public pension schemes, many countries have embarked on far-reaching reforms in this area, strengthening actuarial fairness, modifying indexation rules, adding elements of prefunding and, last but not least, attempting to extend the period of economic activity. Efforts to contain costs may also be relevant with regard to public expenditure on health and long-term care but, thus far, no country has started to really deal with these issues. Still, some countries have made substantial progress in securing the long-term sustainability of their welfare systems. What remains to be considered is re-constructing the system of intergenerational transactions as a potential way of removing disincentives to raise children and invest in their human capital in the long run.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Am I my brother's keeper? : the welfare state in the twenty first century. /

by McClelland, Alison.

Publisher: unpub. 1998Description: 6 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: February 1998Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Arguing about the welfare state : the Australian experience. /

by Beilharz, Peter | Considine, Mark | Watts, Rob.

Publisher: North Sydney, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 1992Description: 183 p. Bibliography: p. 157-166. Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Assessing the impact of a wage subsidy for single parents on social assistance in Canada /

by Lacroix, Guy | Institute for the Study of Labor.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Sudy of Labor 2009Description: PDF 30 p.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:34:30 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early years Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Attitudes to state and private welfare : analysis of results from a national survey. /

by Papadakis, Elim.

Publisher: Kensington, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 1990Description: 132 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Australia's welfare habit and how to kick it. /

by Saunders, Peter.

Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. Duffy & Snellgrove ; The Centre for Independent Studies 2004Description: ix, 258 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2004 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: (1)

Australia's welfare wars : the players, the politics and the ideologies. /

by Mendes, Philip.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales Press 2003Description: viii, 219 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Australia's welfare wars revisited : the players, the politics and the ideologies. / Mendes, Philip.

by Mendes, Philip.

Edition: Rev. ed.Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales Press 2008Description: xi, 320 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 278-313) and index. missing 13 January 2009 INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian attitudes to employment and unemployment. /

by Smith, Rodney.

Publisher: 1994Description: pp. 37-49.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B5670 indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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