Readership: Scholars and students of political economy, comparative politics, sociology, economics, and business Volume I presents comparative analyses of differences in the vulnerabilities and capabilities of these countries, in the
effectiveness of their policy responses, and in the role of values and discourses in the politics of adjustment.
Edited by Fritz W. Scharpf, Director, Max Plank Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, and Vivien A. Schmidt, Department of Political Science, Boston University
"These books are major benchmark studies of welfare states and the problems of adjustment, and provide lucid and valuable analyses of contemporary capitalism." - West European Politics
"Much of the two books is taken up with charting in very rich and absorbing detail the precise nature of responses and adjustments. There are some truly excellent country studies." - West European Politics
1: Fritz W. Scharpf and Vivien A. Schmidt: Introduction
2: Martin Rhodes: Restructuring the British welfare state: Between domestic constraints and global imperatives
3: Herman Schwartz: Internationalization and two liberal welfare states: Australia and New Zealand
4: Giuliano Bonoli and Andre Mach: Switzerland: Adjustment politics within institutional constraints
5: Anton Hemerijck, Brigitte Unger, and Jelle Visser: How small countries egotiate change: Twenty-five years of policy adjustment in Austria, the netherlands, and Belgium
6: Philip Manow and Eric Seils: Adjusting badly: The German welfare state, structural change, and the open economy
7: Jonah D. Levy: France: Directing adjustment?
8: Maurizio Ferrera and Elisabetta Gualmini: Italy: Rescue from without?
9: Mats Benner and Torben Bundgaard Vad: Sweden and Denmark: Defending the Welfare State
10: Mary Daly: A Fine Balance: Women's labor market particilation in international comparison
11: Bernhard Ebbinghaus: Any way out of exit from work? Reversing the entrenched pathways of early retirement?
12: Adrienne Heritier and Susanne K. Schmidt: After liberalization: Pubic-interest services and employment itilities
13: Steffen Gangholf: Adjusting national tax policy to economic internationalization: Strategies and outcomes