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Rethinking eu Welfare offers a wide-ranging and leading edge rethinking of the research of Europe and social coverage and provides new methods of interpreting eu welfare and its destiny. when acknowledging the significance of analysis and research of coverage making in Europe, this Reader addresses various different hard and galvanizing matters that have been marginalized or missed within the examine of eu social coverage. .

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In contrast, Fink argues, comparative social policy needs to explore the influence of conceptions of childhood and children on family policies, and how these conceptions provide a pathway for the state into the domain of the family. A key element in Fink's argument is her conviction that exploration of the lived experiences of diverse families brings different insights to debates about the global, the national and the local. For example, individuals and families are `embedded in local networks of care and support and .

Ferris and R. Page (eds) Social Policy in Transition, Aldershot: Avebury. GuilleÂn, A. and S. Alvarez (2001) `Globalization and the southern welfare states', in R. Sykes et al. (eds) Globalization and European Welfare States: Challenges and Change, Basingstoke: Palgrave. Hall, C. ) (2000) Cultures of Empire: A Reader, Manchester: Manchester University Press. Handoll, J. (1997) `The free movement of Persons', in B. ) Amsterdam: What the Treaty Means, Dublin: Institute of European Affairs. Harding, J.

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