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Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology

The Welfare State and the Democratic Citizen

How Social Policies Shape Political Equality

Authors: Shore, Jennifer

  •  Integrates the study of political behaviour and social  policy
    Discusses the conceptualisation of democracies and the ways in which political inequality can harm democratic societies 
    Utilises survey data from the European Social Survey, World Values Survey, and Comparative Study of Electoral Systems

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This book examines the ways in which the welfare state impacts levels and distributions of political participation and democratic support in Western democracies. Going beyond the traditional contextual accounts of political behaviour, which primarily focus on political institutions or the socio-economic climate, this book looks specifically at the impact of public policy on a variety of political behaviours and attitudes. 
Drawing on the theoretical insights from the policy feedback approach, the author argues and empirically demonstrates that generous social policy offerings can not only foster democratic citizenship by promoting a more inclusive political culture, but are most beneficial to citizens who are otherwise excluded from political life in many other societies.  
This book will appeal most to scholars in the fields of political science and sociology who are especially interested in the welfare state, public policy, political sociology, and inequality. 

About the authors

Jennifer Shore is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Mannheim Center for European Social Research at the University of Mannheim, Germany. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Shore, Jennifer

    Pages 1-7

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  • Democracies and Their Citizens

    Shore, Jennifer

    Pages 9-27

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  • Why Context Matters: The Role of Public Policy

    Shore, Jennifer

    Pages 29-51

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  • Empirical Approaches to the Study of Democratic Citizens and Welfare States

    Shore, Jennifer

    Pages 53-73

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  • The Impact of Social Policy on Democratic Citizenship

    Shore, Jennifer

    Pages 75-136

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eBook 53,54 €
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Hardcover 64,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-93960-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Welfare State and the Democratic Citizen
Book Subtitle
How Social Policies Shape Political Equality
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) under exclusive licence to Palgrave Macmillan, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93961-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93961-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93960-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 166
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
Topics