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Why do some labor movements successfully defend the welfare state even under the pressures of neo-liberal market reform? Why do some unions (and their allied parties and civic associations) succeed in building more universal and comprehensive social policy regimes, while others fail to do so?

About the Author

Cheol-Sung Lee is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago. His research interests lie in comparative welfare states and politics of inequality and specifically upon the evolution and transformation of modern welfare states. His work has been published in the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Sociological Theory, World Politics, and Comparative Political Studies.

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