Western Welfare in Decline

Western Welfare in Decline explores the plight of poor single mothers in five English-speaking countries that have implemented welfare restructuring: the United States, Canada, Britain, and New Zealand.

Western Welfare in Decline
Globalization and Women's Poverty

Catherine Kingfisher, Editor

2002 | 232 pages | Cloth $69.95 | Paper $28.95
Social Science | General | Economics | Sociology
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Table of Contents

PART I: THE BIG PICTURE: GLOBALIZATION, NEOLIBERALISM, AND THE FEMINIZATION OF POVERTY
1 Introduction: The Global Feminization of Poverty
—Catherine Kingfisher
2 Neoliberalism I: Discourses of Personhood and Welfare Reform
—Catherine Kingfisher
3 Neoliberalism II: The Global Free Market
—Catherine Kingfisher
4 Globalization as Hybridity
—Catherine Kingfisher

PART II: ON THE GROUND: CASE STUDIES IN THE ARTICULATION OF (GENDERED) NEOLIBERALISM WITH (GENDERED) LOCAL CULTURE
5 From New Deal to Bad Deal: Racial and Political Implications of U.S. Welfare Reform
—Judith Goode
6 The Great Undoing: State Formation, Gender Politics, and Social Policy in Canada
—Janine Brodie
7 The Responsible Citizen: Creating a New British Welfare Contract
—Ruth Lister
8 Paradoxes in "Paradise": The Changing Politics of Women, Welfare, and Work in Australia
—Susan L. Robertson
9 Neoliberalism and Tino Rangatiratanga: Welfare State Restructuring in Aotearoa/New Zealand
—Wendy Larner
10 Where to Next?: Against and Beyond Neoliberalism
—Catherine Kingfisher

Notes
Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments