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Can the Welfare State Survive?

By: Andrew Gamble


Description

After the most serious economic crash since the 1930s and the slowest recovery on record, austerity rules. Spending on the welfare state did not cause the crisis, but deep cuts in welfare budgets has become the default policy response. The welfare state is seen as a burden on wealth creation which can no longer be afforded in an ever more competitive global economy. There are calls for it to be dismantled altogether.

In this incisive book, leading political economist Andrew Gamble explains why western societies still need generous inclusive welfare states for all their citizens, and are rich enough to provide them. Welfare states can survive, he argues, but only if there is the political will to reform them and to fund them.

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Hardcover
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745698731
ISBN10
0745698735
Publication Dates ROW:
Mar 2016
Publication Dates US:
Apr 2016
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Mar 2016


Format
196 x 135 mm
7.70 x 5.30 in
Pages
152 pages
Paperback
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745698748
ISBN10
0745698743
Publication Dates ROW:
Mar 2016
Publication Dates US:
Apr 2016
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Mar 2016



Format
191 x 125 mm
7.50 x 4.90 in
Pages
152 pages
E-book
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745698779
ISBN10
0745698778
Publication Dates ROW:
Apr 2016
Publication Dates US:
Apr 2016
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Apr 2016


Format
229 x 152 mm
9.02 x 5.98 in
Pages
152 pages

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Reviews

This is an incredibly useful book, on a subject that could not be more important.
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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1. The life and times of the welfare state
  • 2. The battle of ideas
  • 3. Four challenges
  • 4. A future for the welfare state
  • Further reading

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Author Information

Andrew Gamble is Emeritus Professor of Politics at Queens College, Cambridge

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