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Analysing social policy concepts and language: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives

Daniel Béland and Klaus Petersen


This edited volume offers comparative, historical, and political surveys of the international development of social policy concepts and language and the changing boundaries they entails. The volume features comparative and transnational perspectives on social policy language and key social policy concepts in the OECD (Economic Co-operation and Development). What characterizes social policy language in the individual countries and regions? How does social policy language and concepts travel between countries and what role have international organizations played in that respect? Which are the do ... More

Keywords: welfare state, social policy, social security, social policy language, discourse in public policy, conceptual history, ideas concepts, international organizations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781447306443
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447306443.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Béland, author

Klaus Petersen, author