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Title The end of the welfare state? : responses to state retrenchment / edited by Stefan Svallfors and Peter Taylor-Gooby
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1999


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 244 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge/ESA studies in European society ; [3]
Routledge/European Sociological Association studies in European societies ; 3
Contents 1. 'Hollowing out' versus the new interventionism : public attitudes and welfare futures / Peter Taylor-Gooby -- 2. Changing labour markets, new social divisions and welfare state support : Denmark in the 1990s / Jørgen Goul Andersen -- 3. The middle class and welfare state retrenchment : attitudes to Swedish welfare policies / Stefan Svallfors -- 4. Who wants to preserve the 'Scandinavian service state'? : attitudes to welfare services among citizens and local government elites in Finland, 1992-6 / Helena Blomberg and Christian Kroll -- 5. Welfare state opinions among citizens, MP-candidates and elites : evidence from Finland / Pauli Forma -- 6. Progressive taxation farewell? : attitudes to income redistribution and taxation in Sweden, Great Britain and the United States / Jonas Edlund -- 7. Within and without : labour force status and political views in four welfare states / George Matheson and Michael Wearing -- 8. Need, citizenship and merit : public opinion on pension policy in Australia, Finland and Poland / Pauli Forma and Olli Kangas -- 9. Egalitarianism, perception of conflicts and support for transformation in Poland / Krzysztof Zagórski -- 10. And what if the state fades away? : the civilising process and the state / Zsuzsa Ferge
Summary Using the findings from up-to-date attitude surveys in Europe East and West, the US and Australasia, this book shows that, contrary to the claims of experts and policy-makers, the welfare state is still highly popular amongst citizens
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available online
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Subject Public welfare -- Public opinion.
Welfare state -- Public opinion.
Author Svallfors, Stefan, editor
Taylor-Gooby, Peter, editor
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LC no. 98051386
ISBN 0203022955 electronic bk. Adobe Reader
0203159411 electronic bk
9780203022955 electronic bk. Adobe Reader
9780203159415 electronic bk