This accessible textbook offers a comparative analysis of social policy in the new Eastern Europe, including the former Soviet Union. It assesses past developments, the problems of the present transitional period and prospects for the future.
Bringing together leading specialists on the social policy of the former Soviet Union, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria and Poland, this book systematically outlines the shortcomings of the old bureaucratic collectivist system of welfare, as well as explaining why the emerging system is, initially at least, often inadequate. Focusing on this unique period of transition, The New Eastern Europe vividly demonstrates the difficulty of balancing social justice and economic efficiency in social policy.
Bob Deacon is Professor of Social Policy, Director of the International Social Policy Research Unit (ISPRU) and manages the Globalism and Social Policy Programme (GASPP) which is based both in Finland and the UK. Michelle Hulse and Paul Stubbs are both research assistants with ISPRU.
East European Welfare - Bob Deacon Past, Present and Future in Comparative Context Social Policy in the Soviet Union and its Successors - Nick Manning Social Policy in Bulgaria - Bob Deacon and Anna Vidinova Social Policy in Czechoslovakia - Mita Castle-Kanerova Social Policy in Poland - Frances Millard Social Policy in Hungary - Julia Szalai and Eva Orosz The Future of Social Policy in Eastern Europe - Bob Deacon