TITLE

Eine überraschende Reform?: Politikwissenschaftliche Interpretationen und Erklärungsansätze zu Hartz IV

AUTHOR(S)
Ruddat, Claudia
PUB. DATE
July 2011
SOURCE
Zeitschrift für Sozialreform;2011, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p221
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The persisting resilience of the German welfare state against manifold socioeconomic pressures has been convincingly explained by political science. That is why the so called "Hartz reforms" and especially the Fourth Law for Modern Labour Market Services ("Hartz IV") present a real explanatory dilemma. This review essay systematizes and discusses the existing literature related to the "Hartz IV" legislation. At first it summarizes research pointing to the path-departing quality of the reform. In the second part of the paper the literature focusing on political explanations of the reform is scrutinized. The review essay concludes with desiderata for further research.
ACCESSION #
63570722

 

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