By Mary P. Murphy, Fiona Dukelow
This ebook presents a serious and theoretically-informed evaluation of the character and kinds of structural switch happening within the Irish welfare country within the context of the 2008 monetary main issue. Its overarching framework for conceptualising and analysing welfare country switch and its political, monetary and social implications relies round 4 an important questions, particularly what welfare is for, who gives you welfare, who can pay for welfare, and who advantages. Over the process ten chapters, the authors research the solutions as they relate to social safeguard, labour industry activation, pensions, finance, water, early baby schooling and care, healthiness, housing and company welfare. in addition they innovatively handle the influence of main issue at the welfare kingdom in Northern eire. the result's to isolate key drivers of structural welfare reform, and check how globalisation, financialisation, neo-liberalisation, privatisation, marketisation and new public administration have deepened and various their impression at the post-crisis Irish welfare country. This in-depth research will attract sociologists, economists, political scientists and welfare nation practitioners drawn to the Irish welfare country and extra more often than not within the research of welfare nation switch.