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Social Policy-Making for the Long Term. Peter A. Hall, April 2015, Opinion. "Dismantling the Welfare State is a classic work, as fresh and stimulating today as when it was first written. Many of the insights in it are central to the study of policy making today. One is the core thesis, stated on the opening page, that 'retrenchment is a distinctive and difficult political enterprise...in no sense a simple mirror image of welfare state expansion.' Paul Pierson was the first scholar to show that theories about how welfare states were built are inadequate..." Link