1: What is the Welfare State? 2: Before the Welfare State 3: Birth of the Welfare State 4: The Welfare State 1.0 5: Varieties 6: Problems 7: Neoliberalism and WS 2.0 8: Post-Industrial transitions: toward WS 3.0 9: The indispensable Welfare State References Further Reading Index
David Garland is the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology at New York University and Professorial Fellow at Edinburgh University. He is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and taught there from 1979 to 1997 before moving to the USA. A Fellow of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Garland is the author of a series of award-winning books on punishment and criminal justice, including Punishment and Welfare (1985), The Culture of Control (OUP 2001) and Peculiar Institution: America's Death Penalty in and Age of Abolition (OUP 2010). His recent work on the welfare state has appeared in the European Journal of Sociology.
`An extremely lucid introduction to the big issues facing welfare states and the big debates about them. ... It provides a more interesting and vigorous introduction to welfare states than the vast majority of existing textbooks.' Professor Julia Lewis, Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 38 'This slender and yet weighty little book has no rival anywhere. It is the authoritative introduction for anyone remotely interested in the welfare state.' - Gosta Esping-Andersen, Professor of Sociology at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. 'It is amazing how dimensions of historical origins, nation-building, power resources, institutional legacies and varieties of welfare regimes are covered with utmost clarity. I find Garland's short introduction of the welfare state truly unparalleled.'- Prof. dr Anton Hemerijck, Centennial Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science