IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

Shaping public policy in the context of welfare state transformation

Listed author(s):
  • Tatiana-Camelia Dogaru


    (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania)

Registered author(s):

    In recent years, the issue of welfare has been the subject of much discussion and debate, and the welfare state is again in the spotlight. Nowadays, two kind of challenges (1) economic and financial crisis which started to unfold in 2008, and (2) the structural changes in labour markets in the context of Europe 2020 strategy and trends of demography create new pressures on welfare states. Thus, in the context of transformation of welfare states under the economic and political international movements, the national states have responded very differently to the new challenges, and the governments had to rethink the policy-making process in order to get the ultimately purpose of a public policy, means ensuring the citizens' wellbeing. This paper analyses the Romanian government reforms, carried out under the Europeanization process and after the financial crisis, in various policy areas. The attention goes up on this case and aims: (a) to identify the challenges and perspectives of welfare state; (b) to study the policy-making process and the reform of contemporary employment policy made by Romania in the context of reconsidering public budget. From a methodological standpoint, the research relies on comprehensive and systematic search of the vast literature on welfare state, and document analysis (among other Annual Reports, authorities' data, resume, obtained by using free accession to information) and strategic documents.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Article provided by Pro Global Science Association in its journal Published in Review of Applied Socio-Economic Research.

    Volume (Year): 6 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 2 (December)
    Pages: 75-85

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:rse:wpaper:v:6:y:2013:i:2:p:75-85
    Contact details of provider: Postal:
    Bucharest, 6th district, 47 Fabricii Street, Quadra Place, bl.J, fl.1, ap.12

    Web page:

    More information through EDIRC

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:rse:wpaper:v:6:y:2013:i:2:p:75-85. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Manuela Epure)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.