Towards a Post-Fordist Welfare State?

Synopsis

There is no doubt that significant socio-economic changes have occurred over the last twenty years in the UK and other advanced capitalist societies. Consequently, Fordism, a bureaucratic, hierarchical model of industrial development has matured into Post-Fordism, with its greater emphasis on the individual, freedom of choice and flexibility, generating fresh debate and analysis. Towards a Post-Fordist Welfare Staterepresents leading authors from a number of disciplines - social policy, sociology, politics and geography - who have played a key role in promoting and criticising Post-Fordist theorising and presents a thorough examination of the implications of applying Post-Fordism to contemporary restructuring of the British welfare state.
The work will appeal to a wide-ranging readership providing the first social policy text on Post-Fordism. It will be key reading for undergraduates, postgraduates and lecturers in social policy and administration, sociology, politics and public sector economics

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Mary Langan
  • Brian Loader
  • Roger Burrows
  • Bob Jessop
  • Paul Hoggett
  • Mary Langan
  • Brian Loader
  • Roger Burrows
  • Bob Jessop
  • Paul Hoggett
  • Fiona Williams
  • Paul Bagguley
  • Christopher Pierson
  • Allan Cochrane
  • David Byrne
  • Mike Geddes
  • Michael Rustin
  • Steven Pinch
  • Alan Warde
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1994