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ABSTRACT

Juho Saari, Sakari Taipale

Sakari Kainulainen (eds.)

Modern Classics of the Welfare State

Helsinki: Diakonia-ammattikorkeakoulu, 2013

Diaconia University of Applied Sciences, 2013

345 p. Diakonia-ammattikorkeakoulun julkaisuja

A Tutkimuksia 38

Sosiaalipoliittisen yhdistyksen tutkimuksia, 64

ISBN

ISSN

978-952-493-193-9 (printed) 1455-9919 (Diaconia University of Applied

978-952-493-195-3 (pdf) Sciences)

0584-1402 (Sosiaalipoliittinen yhdistys)

The book Hyvinvointivaltion moderneja klassikoita (Modern Classics of the

Welfare State) studies general theories of the welfare state and social policy,

applying them to the study of the Finnish society and its institutional

structures. The objective of the book is to bridge the gap between the theoretical

models often applied in welfare state research and the concrete studies

made concerning the Finnish welfare state.

The first part of the book discusses general social theories. The book first

discusses the theory of justice by John Rawles, addressing its applicability to

the study of multicultural welfare states. Len Doyal and Ian Gough's theory

of universal human needs is presented from the point of view of measuring

and producing welfare. Karl Polanyi’s texts are analysed from the perspective

of the changes and regulation of the housing, labour and finance markets.

The French social theorists introduced in the book include François

Ewald, whose concept of insurance society is discussed, and Pierre Bourdieu,

whose social theory is treated from the viewpoint of its applicability to the

study of the Finnish welfare state and its social policy.

The second part of the book is structured around contemporary diagnosticians

of the welfare state. This section starts with a chapter on the applicability

of Anthony Giddens' Third Way social policy to the study of the Fin-

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