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Published: 24 March 2016

176 Pages | 19 black and white halftones and graphs


ISBN: 9780199672660

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The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction

David Garland

Very Short Introductions

  • Offers a succinct account of the social and political issues surrounding the welfare state
  • Provides a new basis for thinking about a familiar set of institutions
  • Discusses the welfare state as a whole, setting it in its historical and sociological context
  • Places US and UK institutions against the comparative backdrop of European and Nordic welfare regimes
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide