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The Politics of Pension Reform
Institutions and Policy Change in Western Europe

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  • Date Published: September 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521772327

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  • European pension systems are increasingly under pressure. In this book Giuliano Bonoli examines policymakers' efforts to cope, caught between public support for existing pension schemes and the expected inability to sustain current arrangements in the context of an aging population. This book compares and assesses the process of pension policy-making in the UK, France and Switzerland, examining the factors that influence pension reform. The book looks at new pension legislation, demographic change, and pension financing, and will be of interest to policymakers as well as students of the welfare state.

    • One of the first books to examine the implications of an ageing population for pensions systems in Europe in a comparative context
    • Includes detailed descriptions of new pension legislation and looks at demographic change, pension financing, and likely developments on the wider European level
    • Case studies of UK, France and Switzerland
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "[Bonoli's] findings are complling grist for contemplating the new politics of pension reform and make this book a worthy read." Robert Henry Cox, Political Science Quarterely

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521772327
    • length: 200 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • contains: 13 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Dimensions of the pension problem: institutions, economics and politics
    2. Understanding the politics of pension reform: a theoretical framework
    3. Britain: pension reform through majority rule
    4. Switzerland: the politics of consensual retrenchment
    5. France: the search for an elusive consensus
    6. Institutions, power concentration and pension reform.

  • Author

    Giuliano Bonoli, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland

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