Canadian Journal of Sociology

The Canadian Journal of Sociology is a quarterly journal published by the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alb., Can. Its subject is sociology and its audience are scholars, academics, students and others working in that field.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 2, Spring

Books Received/livres Recus
Anderson, Kathryn, Weaving Relationships: Canada-Guatemala Solidarity. Waterloo. ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2003, 344 pp., $32.95 paper Armony, Victor, L'enigme argentine: Images d'une societe en crise. Outrement QC: Athena Editions,...
Changing the Paradigm: Family Responsibility or Investing in Children (1)
Abstract: Since the 1980s and even more markedly in the 1990s, new public policies and programs with "child" or "children" in the title have proliferated in Canada. This article makes the claim that this shift in policy focus marks the appearance of...
Creeping Conditionality in the UK: From Welfare Rights to Conditional Entitlements? (1)
Abstract: A widely recognised central tenet of New Labour's "Third Way" is no rights without responsibilities. The extent to which this idea underpins the British government's approach to welfare reform has been extensively commented upon. Initially,...
Fighting "Big Government": Frames, Federalism, and Social Policy Reform in the United States
Abstract: In recent decades, historical institutionalism has contributed to the political and sociological analysis of public policy. While drawing on this fruitful theoretical approach, this article argues that institutionalist scholars should pay...
Introduction
In recent decades, social policy analysis has emerged as a central issue in Canadian and international sociology. Interdisciplinary by nature, social policy studies are the sites of crucial scholarly debates about welfare state retrenchment and restructuring....
Manitoba's Childcare Regime: Social Liberalism in Flux
Abstract: This article assesses the "social liberalism" of Manitoba's childcare system, drawing on welfare state regime theory. Childcare in Manitoba is characterized by more social solidarity than in other English provinces. Longstanding design features...
Pension Politics in Three Small States: Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands
Abstract: This article emphasizes class politics and path dependence in accounting for the development of pension regimes in Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands. The political strength of the Swedish Social Democratic Party in alliance with the trade...
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