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The End of the Welfare State? : Responses to State Retrenchment - Stefan Svallfors

The End of the Welfare State?

Responses to State Retrenchment

By: Stefan Svallfors (Editor), Peter Taylor-Gooby (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 20th May 1999
ISBN: 9780415207713
Number Of Pages: 260

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Throughout the world, politicians from all the main parties are cutting back on state welfare provision, encouraging people to use the private sector instead and developing increasingly stringent techniques for the surveillance of the poor. Almost all experts agree that we are likely to see further constraints on state welfare in the 21st Century.

Gathering together the findings from up-to-date attitude surveys in Europe East and West, the US and Australasia, this revealing book shows that, contrary to the claims of many experts and policy-makers, the welfare state is still highly popular with the citizens of most countries. This evidence will add to controversy in an area of fundamental importance to public policy and to current social science debate.

'Hollowing Out' Versus the New Interventionism
Public Attitudes and Welfare Futures Peter
Changing Labour Markets, New Social Divisions and Welfare State Support
Denmark in the 1990s
The Middle Class and Welfare State Retrenchment
Attitudes to Swedish Welfare Policies
Who Wants to Preserve the "Scandinavian Service State"?
Attitudes to Welfare Services Among Citizens and Local Government Elities in Finland 1992-96
Welfare State Opinions Among Citizens, MP-Candidates and Elites
Evidence from Finland
Progressive Taxation Farewell?
Attitudes to Income Redistribution and Taxation in Sweden, Great Britain, and the United States
Within and Without: Labour Force Status and Political Views in Four Welfare States
Need, Citizenship or Merit
Public Opinion on Pension Policy in Australia, Finland and Poland
Egalitarianism, Perception of Conflicts, and Support for Transformation in Poland
And What if the State Fades Away?
The Civilising Process and the State
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ISBN: 9780415207713
ISBN-10: 0415207711
Series: Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 20th May 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1