By Klaus Schubert, Simon Hegelich, Ursula Bazant
This booklet offers the 1st complete info and targeted information at the welfare structures of all twenty-seven EU member states and gives the reader a useful creation and foundation for comparative welfare examine. The introductory bankruptcy summarizes the particular debate approximately welfare states and welfare (state) regimes, offers an summary on present welfare (state) examine and analyses the most fresh advancements necessitating a brand new specialize in ecu Welfare platforms. The twenty-seven chapters at the welfare structures of the member states are written at the foundation of a standard constitution through specialists from the person states. an extra bankruptcy analyses the present social and welfare regulations of the ecu and specializes in the interaction and boundaries among eu and nationwide social guidelines. concluding chapters supply (a) a primary comparative research at the foundation of all twenty-seven ecu Welfare platforms and (b) a theoretical mirrored image either arguing for and venturing the belief of politically constrained pluralism in ecu welfare politics.