Welfare or Welfare State?

Contradictions and Dilemmas in Social Policy

Authors: Marsland, David

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Throughout the modernized world, a massive, bureaucratic apparatus of state welfare has been built up since the 1940s. This book examines the major deficiencies of the welfare state: the incoherence of its underlying philosophy; its redundancy in an era of prosperity and progress; its costs; its inefficiency; and the harm it does to those it should help by driving them into underclass dependency. Practical proposals for radical reform are outlined, combining self-reliance, privatization, and a new deal for the deprived and disadvantaged.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Welfare or Welfare State?
Book Subtitle
Contradictions and Dilemmas in Social Policy
Authors
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-24576-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-24576-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 262
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