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Introduction and Acknowledgements; P.Alcock& G.Craig.- The International Context; P.Alcock& G.Craig.- An American Welfare State?; J.Clarke with F.F.Piven.- Canada: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?; E.Lightman& G.Riches.- Australia: From Wage-Earners to Neo-Liberal State; L.Bryson& F. Verity.- New Zealand: From Early Innovation to Humanising the Market; J.Davey& S.Grey.- The United Kingdom: Constructing a Third Way?; P.Alcock .- Sweden: Between Model and Reality; T.Salonen.- Germany: A Centrist Welfare State at the Crossroads; L.Leisering.- Italy: Still a Pension State?; V.Fargion.- Russia: State Socialism to Marketised Welfare; N.Davidova& N.Manning.- Japan: Constructing the 'Welfare Society'; T.Uzuhasi.- Korea: Rescaling the Developmental Welfare State; H.Kwon.- China: The Art of State and Social Policy Remodelling; K.Lin .- South Africa - Transition Under Pressure; F.Lund

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"This text will be an asset to students requiring information and debate about social policy at an international level." - Susan Lawrence, London Metropolitan University, UK

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PETE ALCOCK is Professor of Social Policy and Administration and Director of the ESRC Third Sector Research Centre at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the author of Social Policy in Britain 3e (2008) and Understanding Poverty 3e (2006) and co-editor of The Student's Companion to Social Policy 3e (2008), and The Blackwell Dictionary of Social Policy (2002). He is past chair of the Social Policy Association and of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Social Policy.

GARY CRAIG is Professor of Social Justice, Head of the Centre for Research in Social Inclusion and Social Justice, and Associate Director of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation, at the University of Hull, UK. He is co-author/editor of Community Empowerment, Social Justice and Public Policy and Community Work in Theory and Practice. He is past Secretary of the Social Policy Association.

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"This text will be an asset to students requiring information and debate about social policy at an international level." - Susan Lawrence, London Metropolitan University, UK

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