Social versus Corporate Welfare

Competing Needs and Interests within the Welfare State

Authors: Farnsworth, K.

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Drawing on comparative data from a number of countries, this book examines the size, uses and importance of corporate welfare in a number of welfare states.

Reviews

'A very timely and highly provocative analysis of the corporate welfare state. It will shift the way that people think about the relationship between the state, social welfare and corporations. This is a badly needed original contribution to debates about policy options in a world racked by financial crisis.' - Robert O'Brien, Director, Institute of Globalization and the Human Condition, McMaster University, Canada

'You would imagine that after the Great Financial Crash and the Great Public Bailout the topic of corporate welfare would be back on the policy agenda. Not so. But now Kevin Farnsworth has developed an original and comparative approach, identifying business needs and human needs and studying their interrelation.' - Ian Gough, Emeritus Professor, University of Bath, UK, and Professorial Research Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

'This important and timely book explores the relationship between corporate and social welfare, and analyses the ways in which welfare states actively support business and corporate interests.' - Nick Ellison, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds, UK

'A wonderfully timely and prescient analysis and reappraisal of the role of corporate welfare in contemporary capitalism.' - Colin Hay, Professor of Political Analysis, University of Sheffield, UK

'Scholars of inequality and justice under globalization have long been concerned about the rise of corporate power, the increasing wealth of the 1% and the shift in income favouring profits over wages. What has been missing is the type of in-depth analysis provided in this book of how such developments affect and are affected by 'corporate welfare'. This is critical social science research at its best debunking conventional wisdom, exposing the elephant in the room, generating new evidence, and laying the analytical foundations for rethinking policy and politics for a fairer society.' - Peter Utting, Deputy Director, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva, Switzerland

'In relentlessly scrutinizing the limited data on public subsidies and support to capital, Kevin Farnsworth opens up important issues much neglected in national and comparative analyses of welfare.' - Adrian Sinfield, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy and University Fellow of Organization Social Policy, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, UK


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Social-Corporate Welfare State

    Farnsworth, Kevin

    Pages 1-21

  • The Political Economy of Social-Corporate Welfare States

    Farnsworth, Kevin

    Pages 22-74

  • Competing Interests within the Globalised Welfare State

    Farnsworth, Kevin

    Pages 75-103

  • Varieties of Support within Various Capitalisms

    Farnsworth, Kevin

    Pages 104-144

  • Examining Corporate Welfare Programmes

    Farnsworth, Kevin

    Pages 145-179

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Hardcover $105.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social versus Corporate Welfare
Book Subtitle
Competing Needs and Interests within the Welfare State
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-36153-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230361539
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-27453-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 222
Topics