By Martin Rhodes, Y. Mény
Ecu welfare states are presently less than rigidity and the 'social contracts' that underpin them are being challenged. First, welfare spending has arguably 'grown to limits' in a few international locations whereas increasing all over the Nineties according to greater unemployment. moment, demographic switch and the emergence of latest styles of kin and dealing lifestyles are reworking the character of 'needs'. 3rd, the industrial context and the coverage autonomy of state states has been reworked via 'globalization'. This publication considers the consequences of those demanding situations for ecu welfare states on the finish of the 20 th century with interdisciplinary contributions from great political scientists, economists and sociologists together with Paul Ormerod.