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The Resource Race, ethnicity and welfare states : an American dilemma?, edited by Pauli Kettunen, Sonya Michel and Klaus Petersen, (electronic book)

Race, ethnicity and welfare states : an American dilemma?, edited by Pauli Kettunen, Sonya Michel and Klaus Petersen, (electronic book)

Label
Race, ethnicity and welfare states : an American dilemma?
Title
Race, ethnicity and welfare states
Title remainder
an American dilemma?
Statement of responsibility
edited by Pauli Kettunen, Sonya Michel and Klaus Petersen
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this interdisciplinary volume, leading and emerging scholars examine the relationship between homogeneity and welfare state development. They trace Gunnar Myrdal's influence on thinking about race in the US and explore current European states' approaches to the strangers in their midst, and what social citizenship looks like from a global perspective. Myrdal's An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy persuaded many scholars that the United States failed to develop a robust welfare state because of its ethnic and racial heterogeneity. Conversely, it argued that homogeneity was a precondition for the creation of strong welfare states in European, especially Nordic, countries. With increasing diversity now challenging these welfare states, the kind of 'dilemma' that Myrdal identified no longer appears to be solely an American one. Students and scholars of contemporary welfare states in the social sciences and policy studies will find this to be an insightful read, as the book challenges current perceptions. It will also be of interest to policy makers and practitioners looking to examine the historical context behind the politics of welfare states in the US and Scandinavia
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Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Index
index present
LC call number
HV91
LC item number
.R33 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Kettunen, Pauli
  • Michel, Sonya
  • Petersen, Klaus
Series statement
Globalization and welfare
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  • Myrdal, Gunnar
  • Racism in public welfare
  • Racism in public welfare
  • United States
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Europe
Label
Race, ethnicity and welfare states : an American dilemma?, edited by Pauli Kettunen, Sonya Michel and Klaus Petersen, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
pt. I. Myrdal in his time -- pt. II. Diversity in the making of welfare states -- pt. III. Europe's current dilemma -- pt. IV. The American dilemma goes global
Control code
9781784715373
Dimensions
cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (320 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781784715366
Lccn
2015933353
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Race, ethnicity and welfare states : an American dilemma?, edited by Pauli Kettunen, Sonya Michel and Klaus Petersen, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
pt. I. Myrdal in his time -- pt. II. Diversity in the making of welfare states -- pt. III. Europe's current dilemma -- pt. IV. The American dilemma goes global
Control code
9781784715373
Dimensions
cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (320 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781784715366
Lccn
2015933353
Specific material designation
remote

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