Culture And Welfare State: Values and Social Policy in by Wim Van Oorschot, Michael Opielka, Birgit Pfau-Effinger

By Wim Van Oorschot, Michael Opielka, Birgit Pfau-Effinger

"Culture and Welfare nation" offers comparative stories within the interaction among cultural elements and welfare regulations. beginning with an research of the historic and cultural foundations of Western-European welfare states, mirrored within the competing ideologies of liberalism, conservatism and socialism, the e-book is going directly to evaluate the Western-European welfare version to these in North-America, Asia and critical and jap Europe. complete and fascinating, this quantity examines not just the relationships among cultural swap and welfare restructuring, taking empirical proof from coverage reforms in modern Europe, but in addition the preferred legitimacy of welfare, focusing relatively at the underlying values, ideals and attitudes of individuals in ecu international locations.

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These choices are manifested not only in differences in the scope and 29 30 Cultural foundations of the welfare state quality of social rights but in the divisions of responsibility for the provision of benefits and services between the state, the market and the family. This chapter is concerned with the role of ideas in social policy development but does not assume that ideas or the associated discourse2 are independent of social and economic context or are the sole explanatory variable in social policy development and change.

Liberalism, citizenship and the welfare state Julia S. O’Connor and Gillian Robinson Liberalism defines a variant of the welfare state as in the liberal welfare regime (Esping-Andersen, 1990) but has a much broader relevance to welfare state development. This chapter is based on the argument that aspects of liberalism have influenced the development of the welfare state irrespective of regime categorization. The negative influence of neoliberalism in restructuring welfare states since the 1980s has been widely identified and is discussed in this chapter but is situated within the context of a discussion of the key tenets of liberalism that still have, a sometimes positive, sometimes negative and often contradictory influence on western welfare states.

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