The social construction of an imperative: why welfare reform happened in Denmark and the Netherlands but not in Germany.

@article{Cox2001TheSC,
  title={The social construction of an imperative: why welfare reform happened in Denmark and the Netherlands but not in Germany.},
  author={Richard H Cox},
  journal={World politics},
  year={2001},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={463-98}
}
T Netherlands and Denmark have become the model cases of welfare reform in Western Europe. Academics and journalists have written scores of books and articles on the topic. Governments in other European countries have sent delegations to observe and learn how the Dutch and Danes managed this remarkable feat. Much of the attention came from Germany, where officials were looking to emulate the Dutch and Danish successes.1 The German discussions often took on a woeful tone, however, listing… CONTINUE READING