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Attitudes, Aspirations and Welfare

Social Policy Directions in Uncertain Times

Editors: Taylor-Gooby, Peter, Leruth, Benjamin (Eds.)

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  • Provides a detailed examination of people’s attitudes to welfare in a range of representative European countries
  • Includes chapters covering attitude surveys and their relevance to policy-making at a time of rapid change Covers a wide range of topics including education, immigration, healthcare, and neoliberalism
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This edited collection uses democratic forums to study what people want from the welfare state in five European countries. The forum method yields new insights into how people frame social issues, their priorities and acceptable solutions. This is the first time democratic forums have been used as a research tool in this field.

The contributors’ research show that most people recognize growing inequality, population ageing, paying for health care and pensions, social care and immigration as areas where the welfare state faces real challenges. The most striking findings are the high level of support across all countries for social investment, and the way justifications for this vary between welfare state regimes. The authors also explore key areas such as immigration and intergenerational differences.

Attitudes, Aspirations and Welfare will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including politics, social policy and sociology, as well as policy-makers.

 

 

About the authors

Peter Taylor-Gooby is Research Professor of Social Policy at the University of Kent, UK.

Benjamin Leruth is Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Administration at the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra, Australia. 

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“This volume offers convincing arguments for the importance of consensus. In a context of declining solidarity and rising populism, and with past social achievements under threat, this is a timely and necessary message. Policy-makers, employers’ organizations, trade unions and academics, would benefit from reading the feasible and plausible recommendations and insights of this book.” (Hedva Sarfati, International Social Security Review, Vol. 72 (2), 2019)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • New Challenges for the Welfare State and New Ways to Study Them

    Pages 1-28

    Taylor-Gooby, Peter (et al.)

  • Individualism and Neo-Liberalism

    Pages 29-61

    Taylor-Gooby, Peter (et al.)

  • European Welfare Nationalism: A Democratic Forum Study in Five Countries

    Pages 63-91

    Larsen, Christian Albrekt (et al.)

  • Attitudes to Inequalities: Citizen Deliberation About the (Re-)Distribution of Income and Wealth in Four Welfare State Regimes

    Pages 93-135

    Heuer, Jan-Ocko (et al.)

  • Intergenerational Solidarity and the Sustainability of State Welfare

    Pages 137-181

    Schøyen, Mi Ah (et al.)

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eBook £63.99
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Hardcover £79.00
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Softcover £79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-09327-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Attitudes, Aspirations and Welfare
Book Subtitle
Social Policy Directions in Uncertain Times
Editors
  • Peter Taylor-Gooby
  • Benjamin Leruth
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75783-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75783-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75782-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09327-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 317
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
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