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Castles, Francis G. (Francis Geoffrey) 1943-

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Works: 163 works in 537 publications in 5 languages and 9,405 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Writer of accompanying material, Publisher
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Most widely held works about Francis G Castles
 
Most widely held works by Francis G Castles
The future of the welfare state : crisis myths and crisis realities by Francis Geoffrey Castles( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This assessment of the threat posed to modern welfare states by globalization and demographic change brings together empirical methods, current information from 21 countries and insights from across the social sciences. The author also presents likely trajectories of welfare state development in coming decades
The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State( Book )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title is an authoritative and definitive guide to the contemporary welfare state
Federalism and the welfare state : new world and European experiences( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this unique and provocative contribution to the literatures of political science and social policy, ten leading experts question prevailing views that federalism always inhibits the growth of social solidarity. Their comparative study of the evolution of political institutions and welfare states in the six oldest federal states - Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, the US - reveals that federalism can facilitate and impede social policy development. Development is contingent on several time-dependent factors, including degree of democratization, type of federalism, and the stage of welfare state development and early distribution of social policy responsibility. The reciprocal nature of the federalism-social policy relationship also becomes apparent: the authors identify a set of important bypass structures within federal systems that have resulted from welfare state growth. In an era of retrenchment and unravelling unitary states, this study suggests that federalism may actually protect the welfare state, and welfare states may enhance national integration."--pub. desc
The social democratic image of society : a study of the achievements and origins of Scandinavian social democracy in comparative perspective by Francis Geoffrey Castles( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, originally published in 1978, constitutes a genuinely comparative study of the world's only truly successful democratic socialist parties: the Social Democraic Parties of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The measure of achievement is not merely political success, the fact that in Scandinavia the Social Democrats have become 'natural parties of government', for just as importantly, the author shows that a political success grounded on the symbiotic relationship between party and trade union movement has been the foundation for a higher level of welfare state provision and egalitarian striving than in virtually any other advanced Western nations."--Page 4 of cover
The disappearing state? : retrenchment realities in an age of globalisation( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revisions of papers represented at a workshop held Mar. 2006 in Delmenhorst, Germany." --t.p
Politics and social insight by Francis G Castles( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1971, this is a clear, straightforward introductory discussion of the importance of sociological knowledge, and particularly sociological theory, for the understanding of political life. The topics covered include sociology and the discipline of politics, the elementary forms of political life, and the relationship between theory, evidence and insight. Francis Castles also looks at functionalism and the analysis of conflict as sociological meta-theories, and at the idea of anomie and the theory of mass society. The book should be of prime interest to students of politics and
Pressure groups and political culture: a comparative study by Francis G Castles( Book )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume, first published in 1967, offers a new approach to the study of pressure groups, whose importance in the British political system has been increasingly recognised in recent years. Francis Castles seeks to throw light on this topic, firstly by examining the theoretical approaches to an understanding of their role in the political process and secondly by presenting a number of specific studies. For the first time, in one small volume, the reader can become acquainted with pressure groups in continental Europe, Scandinavia, the United States, the totalitarian countries, and the emergent nations. The study is comprehensive in itself and also an invaluable guide to more detailed work in this field of political science."--Page 4 of cover
The Comparative history of public policy( Book )

23 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Impact of parties : politics and policies in democratic capitalist states by Francis Geoffrey Castles( Book )

12 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative public policy : patterns of post-war transformation by Francis G Castles( Book )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Swedish and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative Public Policy provides the first truly systematic and comprehensive account of the transformation of the postwar state in the advanced countries of the Western world. The author generates new research findings which show how the economic, social and political changes of the post-war era have reshaped modern public policy across the OECD region. Comparative Public Policy is essential reading for students and scholars who wish to understand the dynamics of contemporary social and political development
The welfare state reader( Book )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes 20 selections, reflecting the thinking and research in welfare state studies, these readings are organized around a series of debates - on welfare regimes, globalization, Europeanization, demographic change and political challenges
Decisions, organizations and society: selected readings by Francis Geoffrey Castles( Book )

34 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Families of nations : patterns of public policy in Western democracies by Francis Geoffrey Castles( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces a perspective in comparative policy analysis - that the policy experience of particular groups of nations is shaped by ties of history, culture and institutional experience. Examples include poor economic performance in the English-speaking world and welfare leadership in Scandinavia
The welfare state : a reader( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book draws on the writing on welfare of the past 50 yrs and features the work of more than 30 authors and shows how, why and for whom the politics of welfare has assumed a position as the key social, economic and political issue. The emphasis is on welfare debates and coverage ranges from the postwar era to the current and the future
The practice of comparative politics : a reader by Paul G Lewis( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The working class and welfare : reflections on the political development of the welfare state in Australia and New Zealand, 1890-1980 by Francis G Castles( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and Japanese and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia reshaped : 200 years of institutional transformation( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight major essays by leading social scientists on key elements of Australian institutional life
The great experiment : labour parties and public policy transformation in Australia and New Zealand( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"... A comparative approach"--Pref
Australian public policy and economic vulnerability : a comparative and historical perspective by Francis Geoffrey Castles( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia compared : people, policies, and politics( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and French and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The future of the welfare state : crisis myths and crisis realities
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The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare StateFederalism and the welfare state : new world and European experiencesThe social democratic image of society : a study of the achievements and origins of Scandinavian social democracy in comparative perspectiveThe disappearing state? : retrenchment realities in an age of globalisationPolitics and social insightPressure groups and political culture: a comparative studyThe Comparative history of public policyComparative public policy : patterns of post-war transformation
Alternative Names
Castles, F. G.

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Castles, F. G. (Francis Geoffrey), 1943-

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