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- DescriptionThe welfare state is a trademark of the European social model. An extensive set of social and institutional actors provides protection against common risks, offering ecomic support in periods of hardship and ensuring access to care and services. Welfare policies define a set of social rights and address common vulnerabilities to protect citizens from market uncertainties. But over recent decades, European welfare states have undergone profound restructuring and recalibration. This book analyzes people's attitudes toward welfare policies across Europe, and offers a vel comparison with the United States. Occupied with rmative orientations toward the redistribution of resources and public policies aimed at ameliorating adverse conditions, the book focuses on the interplay between individual welfare attitudes and behavior, institutional contexts, and structural variables. It provides essential input into the comparative study of welfare state attitudes and offers critical insights into the public legitimacy of welfare state reform.
- Author BiographyStefan Svallfors is Professor of Sociology at Umea University, Sweden. He is the author of The Moral Economy of Class (Stanford, 2006), and editor of The Political Sociology of the Welfare State (Stanford, 2007) and Analyzing Inequality (Stanford, 2007).
- PublisherStanford University Press
- Date of Publication15/08/2012
- SubjectGovernment & Constitution
- Series TitleStudies in Social Inequality
- Place of PublicationPalo Alto
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintStanford University Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight522 g
- Width3971 mm
- Height5983 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byStefan Svallfors
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