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Published: 07 September 2017

264 Pages


ISBN: 9780190676681

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Liberalism and the Welfare State

Economists and Arguments for the Welfare State

Edited by Roger E. Backhouse, Bradley W.NOSSUB Bateman, TamotsuNOSSUB Nishizawa, and DieterNOSSUB Plehwe

  • Links the history of economic and political thought to the comparative welfare state literature in novel ways.
  • Compares liberal economists' thinking about the welfare state across three countries - Britain, Japan and Germany - with different traditions in both liberalism and welfare provision.
  • Shows how different types of liberalism were related to the history of the welfare state.
  • Attention is paid to the international and transnational dimensions of neoliberal networks and to the common elements of neoliberal transformations of the welfare state, which replace social citizenship with more or less social varieties of market citizenship.

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