'This is a book which uses qualitative and comparative methods to illuminate current social policy trends...it ends up contributing importantly to our understanding of the factors underpinning the social policy consensus of our times.' - Francis G. Castles, Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University 'As somebody who has been working in social policy for many years, I found this well-written book gave me many new insights. It provides an excellent outsider's view of the strengths, weaknesses and development of the New Zealand social security system.' - Robert Stephens, Social Policy Journal of New Zealand 'This book has much to offer...[it] deserves a prominant place on the bookshelf with studies on retrenchment' - Journal of European Social Policy
About the Author
PETER STARKE is Research Associate at the TranState Research Centre, University of Bremen, Germany.