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Postcommunist welfare states : reform politics in Russia and Eastern Europe, Linda J. Cook

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Postcommunist welfare states : reform politics in Russia and Eastern Europe
Title
Postcommunist welfare states
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reform politics in Russia and Eastern Europe
Statement of responsibility
Linda J. Cook
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the early 1990s, the countries of the former Soviet bloc faced an urgent need to reform the systems by which they delivered basic social welfare to their citizens. Inherited systems were inefficient and financially unsustainable. Linda J. Cook here explores the politics and policy of social welfare from 1990 to 2004 in the Russian Federation, Poland, Hungary, Belarus, and Kazakhstan. Most of these countries, she shows, tried to institute reforms based on a paradigm of reduced entitlements and subsidies, means-testing, and privatization. But these proposals provoked opposition from pro-welfare interests, and the politics of negotiating change varied substantially from one political arena to another. In Russia, for example, liberalizing reform was blocked for a decade. Only as Vladimir Putin rose to power did the country change its inherited welfare system." "Cook finds that the impact of economic pressures on welfare was strongly mediated by domestic political factors, including the level of democratization and balance of pro- and anti-reform political forces. Postcommunist welfare politics throughout Russia and Eastern Europe, she shows, are marked by the large role played by bureaucratic welfare stakeholders who were left over from the communist period and, in weak states, by the development of informal processes in social sectors."--Jacket
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E7B
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non fiction
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Postcommunist welfare states : reform politics in Russia and Eastern Europe, Linda J. Cook
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Postcommunist welfare states : reform politics in Russia and Eastern Europe, Linda J. Cook
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7591/j.ctt7zdbd
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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Contents
Old Welfare State Structures and Reform Strategies -- Non-negotiated Liberalization -- Contested Liberalization -- Welfare Reform in Putin's Russia -- Comparing Postcommunist Welfare State Politics
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1 online resource (xiv, 268 pages)
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online
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9780801445262
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations
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