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Social Policy in Central and Eastern Europe
The Emergence of a New European Welfare Regime
Reihe: Region - Nation - Europa
Bd. 43, 2006, 280 S., 29.90 EUR, 29.90 CHF, br., ISBN 3-8258-9699-4
By explaining the path of extrication from state socialism, this book clarifies the patterns of the welfare state's transformation in Central and Eastern Europe, at the national and EU level. It identifies the emergence of a peculiar Eastern European welfare regime through the fusion of pre-communist (Bismarck social insurance), communist (universalism, corporatism and egalitarianism) and post-communist features (market-based schemes). The author concludes by reflecting on how Eastern welfare states will fit in the future EU welfare regime.
Alfio Cerami has been post-doc research fellow at the Centre d'études européennes of Sciences Po (Paris) and visiting lecturer at the University of Erfurt (Germany) and at the State University of Saint Petersburg (Russia).