Can the Welfare State Survive?

Can the Welfare State Survive?

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After the most serious economic crash since the 1930s and the slowest recovery on record, austerity rules. Spending on the welfare state did not cause the crisis, but deep cuts in welfare budgets has become the default policy response. The welfare state is seen as a burden on wealth creation which can no longer be afforded in an ever more competitive global economy. There are calls for it to be dismantled altogether. In this incisive book, leading political economist Andrew Gamble explains why western societies still need generous inclusive welfare states for all their citizens, and are rich enough to provide them. Welfare states can survive, he argues, but only if there is the political will to reform them and to fund more

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  • Electronic book text | 152 pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • 074569876X
  • 9780745698762

Table of contents

Introduction1. The life and times of the welfare state2. The battle of ideas3. Four challenges4. A future for the welfare stateFurther readingshow more

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?This is an incredibly useful book, on a subject that could not be more important.? Progress "?This is an incredibly useful book, on a subject that could not be more important.?" Progressshow more

About Andrew Gamble

Andrew Gamble is Emeritus Professor of Politics at Queens? College, Cambridgeshow more

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